Leaders Who Brunch - joyful connection for nonprofit leaders (04/08/2021)

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Leaders Who Brunch is a unique breathing space for purpose-led leaders to get support and inspiration from like-minded peers.

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It can be tough at the top, I know.

That’s why I've created this safe space exclusively for non-profit leaders who are passionate about making a difference in the world, to let off steam with like-minded peers, share their journeys, and give each other encouragement and support.

The Leaders Who Brunch Virtual Café is here for you.

Get support and inspiration from your peers and myself in a joyful, non-judgmental, energising environment at the monthly drop-in Café. Our next meet-up is:

8.45 - 10.15 am Wednesday 4th August

So, who exactly is the online café for?

  • CEOs & Directors, Heads of, Team leaders, Aspiring & future leaders, Trustees & Chairs - you are all welcome
  • If you are from a non-profit or purpose-led organisation, a charity big or small, a social enterprise, a progressive business or movement - you are welcome.

What will you get out of it?

  • warm, non-judgemental connection with like-minded peers on the same up-and-down journey as you
  • confidential support, advice and ideas to help you move you through these difficult times
  • coaching from peers who know what you're talking about, on the sticky issues and challenges that are an inevitable part of your job
  • breathing space to sound off, reflect, be heard, and to explore fresh perspectives and ideas
  • accountability to the group (if you want it) for actions you're committed to taking
  • an opportunity to explore outside the group-think of your organisation or field
  • practical skills, tools and techniques that you can put in place straightaway
  • a spring in your step as you head out for the rest of your day. Even if it's just back to your small corner of the living room.

Theme for 4th August: It all starts with trust

At this brunch we’ll be looking at the key ingredient of a successful and effective team – the toffee in the 'toffee crisp’ of your organisation. I’ll be teaching a method on how to build trust in your team in a way that leads to innovation, productivity and a happy working environment.

Then we get to support each other with advice hot spots, informal chats and peer coaching on any issue you want to bring.There's so much good will, warmth and love in this community - not to mention expertise and ideas.

We've created something really special and I’d love to share it with you, what better place than the Leaders Who Brunch virtual café? Where there's all the connection of brunch with friends and colleagues - without the bugs

We'll kick off each session with a short intro and practical guidance on our theme. In the second half of the meet-up you'll get to support each other with advice hot spots, informal chats and peer coaching on any issue you want to bring. You can ask for help or give it, just as we do when we meet in person. Either or both is great!.

Arrive any time from 8.45am for informal chat. We kick off officially at 9.00am.

Oh, and it's a BYOB café - Bring Your Own Brunch

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What other leaders say about Leaders Who Brunch

"I absolutely loved it! It was great to "be in a room" with other people facing similar challenges. Useful information, shared experiences and, thanks to Katie's friendly facilitation, an injection of (much-needed) energy."

Rachel Key, CEO, LifeSpace Trust

"Leading in an organisation can be a lonely experience. Sometimes you have to make tough decisions and can’t necessarily offer explanations for them, because of confidentiality - and the need to justify yourself can be powerful. At Leaders Who Brunch there is a safe space to let off steam, hear stories from others and find sounding boards. In a fast-paced and noisy world, it’s also a quiet and focused time to reflect and consider, to take stock, and find some shared wisdom.

Anne Danks, Head of Business Operations, Insight & Digital, Christian Aid

"Thanks for this morning, it was absolutely fab! I was feeling tired and only very slightly tempted to bypass and I am so glad I didn’t as it re-energised me for the day. This has been a fantastic thing you have been doing Katie; I really value it and I look forward to continuing in the new year.”

Marcia Ramsay, Director, M's People

"It was good to meet people today and hear stories that are so similar to mine – the challenges, opportunities, fears and hopes. It normalised how I feel a bit and was just lovely to be part of a chatty group for a while. You have certainly lifted and inspired me as I start my longest day of lockdown so far."

Sarah Gosling, Consultant, Young Gamers & Gamblers Education Trust

So, come along if you'd find value in warm connection with other leaders on the same deeply rewarding but challenging journey as you.

Feel free to show up however you are - up or down, happy or sad, inspired or dejected, and anywhere in between. All feelings are welcome (as are cats, dogs, babies and Zoom-bombing children).


Any questions? Drop me a line at Or take a look at a blog or two on to get a sense of what I'm all about.

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Organiser Katie Duckworth, Be The Change Coaching & Training

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Described by one of her clients as a bundle of infectious enthusiasm, Katie Duckworth is an inspiring facilitator, speaker, coach and trainer. She supports purpose-led leaders and their teams to love their work, get more of the right stuff done - and change the world for the better.

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