The Power of Soft

By Hilary Gallo

How to get what you need and still be nice

Friday, 9 September 2016

Time to get moving?

The return from Summer Holidays is a great time to get moving and it’s that return to fluid movement that best captures The Power of Soft right now.

First off the blocks is a new thing called Friday Club. This is a thing we are creating where anyone can come to unblock the thing that is holding them back. At the workshop you'll find some surprising new ways of getting over the things that often stop us. If fear is what freezes us up and makes us hard and inflexible, Friday Club is the antidote. We intend to develop Friday Club in collaboration with the people who come, so if you can support it, that will be what makes this bird really fly. More details are here.

Over the summer I’ve also been doing some speaking – both about the book but also applying its underlying tools and themes to questions as varied as career develoment, workplace diversity and Brexit. The book is a bit of a wide ranging philosophy and it is nice to apply some real rubber to the road in various situations.

We’ve featured in the Business for Bohemians course at the Idler (Tom Hodgkinson’s book comes out in October) and in the coming months I am stretching that flexible soft but strong rubber in a variety of directions. I am speaking to groups of younger people such as the Whatif! Academy and to a group of recovering addicts in Liverpool in October. At the other end of the scale I’ve developed a course for women leaders in creative business and am speaking at the BBC. In November I am doing an open course at The School of Life which is now open for booking. 

We have even talked today about doing a simpler, "how to" version of the book. More importantly though, I'd like to know what you think. I'm hoping by now that you've had a chance to read or dip in to the book. What do you think? What do you like or not like? It's great to get positive feedback but what is also great is to get ideas of what could be developed or what could be improved. If you have a view or have some ideas please do let me know. I'm listening. @hilarygallo on twitter. That's it for now and thank you. 


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