Future business leaders meet 'virtually' during lockdown

The region’s future business leaders have come together to develop new skills during lockdown.

Members of Chamber Talent, a network of young professionals and entrepreneurs who are set to become the business leaders of the future, have continued to work together to stay positive and learn new skills from home through a workshop on resilience.

The Resilience in Times of Adversity Workshop helped the business professionals to share tips on how to continue working from home, how to stay positive and to network with other Chamber Talent members.

The workshop was led by Sarah Alexander, Executive Coach and Director for Vivid Communication.

She said: “The virtual workshop was an opportunity to help Chamber Talent professionals to understand how to increase their own resilience and how you can increase the resilience of a team.

“Resilience is a hot topic right now, and rightly so - as it is our ability to bounce back - as we are all facing challenges and changes in the way we live and work. 

“Developing skills such as resilience is a key part of the Chamber Talent Programme as it about developing rising star professionals as the new generation of leaders. The programme helps young professionals to reach their career goals through developing the building blocks of great leadership – of which resilience is key. 

“My business, Vivid, a local training and coaching practice, is supporting the Chamber Talent Programme by leading virtual workshops on key skills such as resilience, managing time effectively, presenting with impact and influencing others.

“The professionals who attended the recent sessions had great questions and input, bringing the topics to life with their own examples.” 

Sean Rose, Chamber Talent Lead at the Coventry and Warwickshire Chamber of Commerce, added: “This was the perfect subject matter for helping our Chamber Talent members to stay positive during lockdown.
“We have been working hard to continue providing training opportunities for all our members during lockdown, and to engage these members on interesting subject matters while they work from home.

“Our Chamber Talent board members selected the topic for the workshop, and considering the positive feedback, they definitely selected well!

“Our next session will be an online negotiation skills workshop with Phil Ingle Associates on Thursday, July 16 from 12:30-2pm, which is a free taster session for non-members as well.”

For more information on upcoming Chamber Talent events, visit https://www.cw-chamber.co.uk/membership/chamber-talent/