Opportunities Board

Bettering Yourself So You Can Better Your Business – 12 October
Create Jobs

Opportunity closes: 12th Oct 2021
Type: Workshop
Based: London

Website: createjobslondon.org
Instagram: @Create_jobs
On 12 October, 2021, learn how to balance your business with better mental health in Sonya Barlow’s deep dive into wellbeing and building resilience as an entrepreneur.
There’s no denying that entrepreneurship can be a long and lonely road.

In these fast-paced and often stressful industries, it’s become increasingly difficult to turn off and resist the temptation to be hustling 24/7 – especially in the early stages of setting up your own business, platform, or creative project.

Research shows that 1 in 4 of us are suffering from poor mental health, with over 60% saying that it stems from work and our working environments. So, in the face of all this, don’t you think it’s about time that we started centring our wellbeing and figuring out ways to not just look after our businesses and side-hustles, but ourselves as well?

This interactive workshop with Sonya Barlow will shine a light on the reality of work and spark conversations around wellbeing, what mental health actually means for entrepreneurs and founders, and how to better yourself so you can better your business.

In the session you will:
  • Learn the importance of prioritising your mental health and wellbeing as an entrepreneur or when starting a side-hustle
  • Brainstorm tools and strategies to take care of yourself whilst growing your business
  • Leave feeling empowered to centre yourself and your wellbeing in your entrepreneurial and creative journey

Sonya Barlow is an award-winning entrepreneur, diversity business coach, motivational speaker, and founder of the @LMFnetwork.

With a distinct focus on bridging the skills gap and creating inclusive cultures, Sonya has delivered two TEDx talks; a handful of European keynotes; more than 210 skills-based workshops; published articles in the Metro and Sifted EU; and partnered with global companies such as Google, Santander, Vodaphone, Oxford University, Institute of Coding, GoCo Group, Barclays, Financial Times, and PWC.

In 2020, Sonya was named one of the Most Influential Women in Tech (Computerweekly), Winner of the Women in Software Changemakers (Makers and Google), Top 50 BAME Entrepreneurs (TechRound), Future Shaper 2020 (Marie Claire), and Forbes 30 Under 30 Shortlist runner up 2021. This year, Sonya also became a published author, releasing her debut handbook on entrepreneurship, business, and becoming your own boss titled: Unprepared to Entrepreneur.  

Follow her at @sonyabarlowuk and @LMFnetwork

You can also find out more at www.sonyabarlow.co.uk

This event is part of Creativity Works, a Mayor’s Fund for London programme supported by Citi Foundation and delivered by Create Jobs at A New Direction.