The Stability Effect VIP Day

Get Centred, See Clearly, Action Plan
A 1:1 masterclass with Amanda Muckalt

One purposeful day to give you the space you need to get centred, see clearly the reality of change in your context, and discern the choices and actions for sustainable results.

The Stability Effect leads you on a four-part pathway that gives you alignment and better decision-making and sets you and your business up to thrive.

Right now you need the space to think

 

Right now you need the space to think. In continual change it’s easy to become ungrounded, distracted and unsure of the way forward. You have a lot of moving parts to deal with. Some people are in the office, others are out of the office. Roles and power dynamics are shifting, and the future is unknown. Differing genders, cultures, and ages present diverse needs. Relationships are under strain and the psychological contract between organisation and employees is being re-negotiated. Some people are leaving. Others are biding their time, waiting for the opportune time to go. Leading a team or an organisation has never been more testing.

At best these challenges are making things complicated for you as a leader, and your organisation. At worst targets and financial performance are suffering, and you feel like you’re on the edge, unsupported by your team, and unsure how much longer you can go on. Some days you too might be thinking, ‘I want to do something else. I have a vision and I can’t focus on it here because of all these issues going on around me. Other days you want to make it work and be part of a great organisation. 

On top of this, business decisions are almost impossible to make with any degree of certainty. There are more of them and you are being forced to make them faster amidst many unknowns and moving variables. The way forward is rarely clear, but you still feel the pressure to get it right in the eyes of your stakeholders. If you don’t make the right choices, say no (or yes) at the crucial moment, choose the right people, identify the key priorities, make the wise investment, then performance suffers. Often, it’s hard to know what to do and the best direction to go in. Still, the expectation remains that you’ll be decisive, take swift action and drive results.

With the world of work that you grew up in gone, and a barrage of new thinking and jargon to contend with from academics and consultants who don’t know your context, it’s easy to lose confidence and let self-doubt creep in. But you can’t show it because if people see you’re afraid, you’ll lose credibility and authority. Leadership can be lonely. You’re supposed to have all the answers and others look to you for support. But what about you? Who’s got your back?

One of the challenges of holding a position of seniority in an organisation or in your own business, is finding people to talk to who you can trust and who can relate to your experience. In the past, at various points, you may have sought out professional coaches or therapists, but sessions fizzled out because demands on your time made regular meetings difficult. You might have turned to leadership books and podcasts for insight but found they didn’t really match your situation and were too general to be of value. You may have thrown yourself into health regimes as a way of supporting your mind and body, but these haven’t addressed the deeper questions.

All this has left you in the uncomfortable position of feeling like there’s no place where you can voice what’s going on for you, get steady and clear in your thinking, and make purposeful choices.

 

If this is you, The Stability Effect VIP Day is here.
The Stability Effect VIP Day

 

In the VIP Day, we work together to generate insight, movement, and next steps in your business, leadership, and life. This day is powerful, and enjoyable! You’ll be guided to think through questions like:

  • What do I truly stand for?
  • What’s really happening in my business, team, leadership, life?
  • What’s getting in the way of me making new choices and taking action, and importantly how do I move beyond these things?
  • Am I going to do X or Y? (if you have a big decision to make)

Then, with my input, you can start to form a high-level plan for the key area you want to address. I know that carving out one day together is not going to be easy for you to do because you’re busy, but as much as possible we’re going to get offline, so that you have the headspace to think about things in a way that allows you to identify clear priorities for the way forward.

The Stability Effect VIP is a space where you can be you, gain fresh perspective, explore possibilities, get aligned, make a decision, choose a direction, and know, at least at a high level, what you need to do to move forward. You’ll leave the day with a list of specific actions, and schedule at least one in your diary.

If this sounds valuable to you, email me HERE.

Amanda provided expert coaching during a key period in my career as I transitioned between roles. Her style enabled me to really connect mindfully with how I adapted my approach to leadership. Each session was thought provoking and very useful.

Ashley Schofield

Chief Executive Officer, giffgaff

What Makes The Stability Effect VIP Stand Out?

 

The VIP Day is a whole experience. You get to enjoy a venue chosen for its calm and beautiful surroundings, while having the spacious conversations with Amanda that get to the heart of the matter and mobilise you into a path of forward motion.

After our time together, you’re going to go away, finally, with a steady resolve. We’ve held the craziness at bay for a day and given you the space you need. You’ve got the insight you’ve been struggling to get for months, if not years. You know what you want to do next. Perhaps you’ve made a big decision, or at least now know the key thing that’s going to really change your leadership, business, or life for the better. You’ll also have some simple but impactful actions you can do over the next couple of weeks that are going to start to make that a reality.

I did the VIP Day with Amanda at a time of life and career transition. It felt to me like the equivalent of a year’s coaching in one day. I was able to work at a much deeper level than I have previously been able to with weekly or monthly coaching, and it cut through any procrastination or uncertainty. I was astonished by the clarity, insight and resolution that I was able to arrive at on the day, and in the time that followed.

Amanda is an extraordinarily skilled coach, experienced facilitator and guide. Her compassion, humour and practicality made it possible for me to make decisions about new directions with confidence and ease.

Jane Muray

Chief Executive Officer, Peacebeam

When You Participate In The Stability Effect VIP You’ll Receive

 

  • A full day 1:1 with holistic leadership coach Amanda Muckalt for head clearing, body centering, decision making, action planning, so that you go away feeling inspired, re-invigorated, confident and ready!
  • Your Stabilty Effect VIP Welcome Pack ahead of the day containing valuable preparation material to help you make the most of our day together.
  • Your Stability Effect VIP Toolkit released after the day containing the exercises and activities you participated in so that you have a perennial ‘go-to’ resource, and can re-work exercises in future as the need arises if you want to.
You’ll Also Receive These Complimentary Bonuses
  • An accountability call with Amanda to be taken within a month of your VIP Day. This is an important part of The Stabilty Effect. In our conversation we go through your progress with your actions and celebrate your successes, notice pull back to what you know, and ease resistance that has arisen, learn from unexpected outcomes, and plan your next steps. In this space you can raise anything significant that has come up in your thoughts, emotions, or experiences since our day together, and we can talk them through.
  • An annual VIP Alumni gathering where you can meet other leaders, share experiences, and build relationships.
About Me

A former chartered accountant and mergers & acquisitions advisor at KPMG, I know the pressures of the business world, and the challenges of staying steady, making wise decisions and thriving. Retraining as a coach in 2002 was a turning point, and paved the way for me to found my own business and do what I love. I now specialise in helping busy leaders and entrepreurs bring stability and insight into their choices and actions.  

I’ve worked in a wide range of industry sectors, including Accenture, Barclays, Civil Service, Grant Thornton, GSK, Harrods, JP Morgan, Norton Rose Fulbright and O2, facilitating 1000s of change and leadership masterclasses, and coaching 100s of leaders privately, or through their organisations.

To serve my clients with the presence, skills, and tools needed for transformation, I’ve invested more than 20 years, and 10s of 1000s of pounds in continuing professional and personal development. I’ve written many published articles about change, leadership, and flourishing, and spoken at several professional networking events. My first published book The Stability Effect was released in January 2024.

Her coaching came at a time of significant change in my life and her holistic approach to supporting individuals enabled us to have broad and powerful conversations identifying patterns and commonalities across all aspects of my life and career. Her sessions gave me fresh thinking and inspiration for the future whilst being grounded in building a strong understanding of my personal leadership strengths and how to maximise their impact. I would recommend her wholeheartedly.

Jill Long

Director of Finance & Strategic Performance, Teenage Cancer Trust

I have worked with Amanda on various times over the last 10 years. Her insightful approach to coaching has always been a great help.

Jasper Hanebuth

Treasurer, Barclays Europe

Thank you, Amanda, for the powerful Pathfinder Day that we spent together. It felt very bespoke and I appreciated how you tailored it to me personally. I valued your insightful guidance. It allowed me to home in on the things that inspire and motivate me in a way I could never have done alone.

You posed the challenging, compassionate questions that I needed to be asked, and then helped me come up with actions that have already started to make a difference to my life. This has included getting back in touch with my creativity with daily writing sessions—and I am excited about where that will lead.

It was a profound and joyful day.

Emma Carroll

Managing Editor, Source Global Research

 

 

Got Concerns?

“I’m too busy to spend a day focussing on this.”

If you’re thinking this, consider what’s going to happen over time if nothing changes for you? If you continue as you are, where will you be in 6 months, a year, five years? What will the impact of this be on you, your clients/team/business, your loved ones, the world at large? If you draw a blank on these questions, or they alarm you, the VIP Day is the place to explore that. Often we move so fast that we fall into the trap of being busy using our precious energy on activities that don’t make an impact or really matter to us/our business, or even worse, on activities that drain us because we’re done with them. Ultimately this can lead to our burn out and misery, and to the business’s collapse. At some level we forget that our time and energy belong to us.

“I should be able to sort this out myself.”

As a capable leader who is used to dealing with difficult issues and moving forward decisively you may be thinking this. The place you’ve reached now though is different to other challenges you’ve faced. The world is in unchartered territory. You are leading in the unknown. At some level you know you need dedicated time, and a new approach to healthily move through the uncertainty you’re feeling and respond with integrity. Getting the right professional expertise to support you is a game changer. You don’t have to do this on your own.

“Is this really worth spending money on?”

The VIP Day is not cheap. (I’ll explain the costs when we talk). What I’d encourage you to do is compare the investment to the difference it could make to your fulfilment, your health, your wellbeing, your relationships, your career, whatever it is that you are most keen to work on. What is that difference worth to you? You might spend £2,000 on a holiday, and while that’s really important, sometimes we are more reluctant to spend £2,000 on our own development and quality of life, and on something that can make a shift not just in the short term but quite possibly for many years to come. Making a profound decision about your work, your business or your life, can have a knock on impact for five to ten years or more.

“I’d love to do this but I can’t do it in person.”

Let’s have a conversation and see what we can work out.

Become a leader who can work with change to realise leadership potential in yourself, your team and your organisation.
I went to Amanda for executive coaching when I was taking on a new role. The reason that I chose Amanda is because of her excellent grasp of both the "hard" side of business (finance, etc) and the "soft" side (people, emotions, etc).
Cate Newnes-Smith

CEO, Surrey Youth Focus

I found a deep sense of confidence that I have been missing for some time. I feel energised and have some new tools to utilise and reflect on that will help me to stay in this incredibly positive place. I think it is a monumental achievement for Amanda to help me to get to that point during a global pandemic and unprecedented uncertainty in my life and the world around me. It has resulted in one of the best transitions to a new role I have ever had.

Tracy Isacke

Head of Vendor Relationships, Silicon Valley Bank

Working with Amanda gave me a much better insight into my core values, motivators and behaviours. She provided tools to help me structure my thinking to define and create an exciting new role for myself within our business.  

Amanda Blacklock

Global Marketing Director, GSK

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