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How to have very clear ideas

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Are you able to sum up your life's purpose in a line?
Can you explain, simply, accurately, how the thing you're doing at work today contributes to what you're doing longer-term?
Do you wish you could speak truthfully and openly with precision about each and every project you undertake? With heartfelt clarity?

This one-day workshop presents a very simple tool for clarifying ideas. How to start with an idea that's not very clear and - reliably - find your way to making it very clear in a matter of minutes or hours?

Think of brainstorming. A simple trick for producing many different ideas. 
Now imagine a tool for moving things in the other direction: taking many disparate thoughts and distilling them down into one single, shining idea that encapsulates the whole.

Being truthful is the root of beautiful projects

It's all too easy to start work on something, to invest a lot in one course of action, without ever properly checking whether you're heading in the right direction. 

With the Very Clear Ideas process you have the opportunity to 'audit' ideas before you throw yourself into realising them. 

"I am in search of the simple, elegant, sedcutive, maybe even obvious IDEA. With this in my pocket I cannot fail." Tibor Kalman

From entrepreneurs to multinational corporations, the usefulness of a well defined purpose is increasingly taken for granted. You have to be able to explain what you are doing and how you are doing it and why you are doing it. If you can explain what you're doing, then you can get the help you need. People know how to contribute. People know whether they should be involved or not. 

For many, even though purpose has become a necessity, the process of arriving at one is still haphazard. Still shrouded in mystery.

Very Clear Ideas takes away the mystery from finding your purpose.

The day itself will be a mixture of theory and practice: outlining the Very Clear Ideas process and the philosophy behind it, then applying the process to real needs.

If you would like to be clearer on what you're doing, please come along.
The workshop is particularly well suited to coaches and consultants who would like to be able to add this process to their existing practice. (It seems to work particularly well for those already proficient in NVC, constellations, source theory, gestalt.)

Your host for the workshop, Charles Davies, is the author of Very Clear Ideas. He has taken hundreds of people through the process and regularly trains other people to work as facilitators too. Charles has worked as a consultant for the past decade, working primarily with entrepreneurs, though his background was originally in journalism. Along the way he has been features editor of a leading fashion magazine, a stand-up comic, a teacher, a poet, a songwriter, a campaign designer, a creative strategist and a theatremaker.

“Charles has the capacity to tear apart your ideas and sew them back up again with renewed life, and clarity like you’ve never had before.” 
- Fiona Duffy, The Happy Startup School, Brighton

“Coaching at its finest and most transformational”
- Karen Gartside, Reteam Ltd, Chicago

“I would recommend Charlie to anyone who wants to understand their purpose, unleash their potential, understand their relationship to money or just generally needs a massive shove into first gear.”
- Caroline Yetman, Director, Bright Cultures, UK

ou can book your place by contacting Francois Milis at
The fee for the day is €120.