Questions? Read our FAQs
Questions? Read our FAQs
Are you looking for more than just a pay check, but a job that helps you live your purpose? Do you know what you're in the world to do and how to make it happen?
This workshop will help you find a role with purpose. It may not provide all the answers, but you will be equipped with tried-and-tested tools and inspiration to get you started. This hands-on class will be centred around self reflection, action and feedback.
In this workshop, you'll look at the intersection between what makes you special and what the world needs to get your purpose. We'll then look at how you can translate that purpose into an ideal job description to focus your search.
To make it even more actionable, we'll look at how to translate your purpose into a compelling pitch you can share with influencers and potential employers. We'll also help you map out your key activities to help you get to where you want to go -- in the next week, the next month and the next quarter.
You'll be taught by Melissa Andrada, ex Wolff Olins whose methodologies and thinking are based on work with some of the creative industry's leading practitioners like Google, Skype and FutureLearn. She'll share some of her own personal experiences of living her dream job -- from kickstarting a venture inside Wolff Olins to getting a work grant to do research on entrepreneurship in Nigeria to now starting her own learning business.
What students have said:
"The session was well structured and Melissa is a very engaging teacher. It was especially impactful as she really walks the talk - she's done it!"
"Melissa is an enthusiastic teacher, with a heart-felt interest in your progress."
"The content was excellent and Melissa was well prepared with worksheets for us to use for activities. The class zipped right along and she made sure to involve everyone in class."
You'll gain the skills and tools to develop:
Who this is for?
This workshop is most useful for folks who have some idea of what they want to do, particularly those who are:
Come to class ready to talk about:
If you could wave a magic, how you spend your time and why?
To get a sneak peak of content, start by reading The Element, a book by education innovator Sir Ken Robinson, that's all about helping you find your passion.
You can also listen to this audio interview with podcast artist Elizabeth Santry on Have Mic Will Travel on Melissa's personal journey.
Thousands of readers have also found Melissa's medium post on how to get into strategy super useful thinking for anyone looking to find a new role.
Melissa Andrada Learning and Brand Strategist
Melissa Andrada is a learning and brand strategist with a passion for helping other people find their passion. She co-founded and runs Qlue, a consultancy that helps people do the best work of their lives. She spent the past five years working at Wolff Olins and Big Spaceship inspiring senior leaders at organisations like Skype, Macmillan, NewDay, World Animal Protection and EE to grow their impact socially and commercially. She co-founded and ran Kitchen, the corporate learning of Wolff Olins, to help clients scale their impact through technology and learning. She's been lucky enough to teach at General Assembly on both sides of the pond -- New York, San Francisco and London.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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