Whether it’s working out our calling in life or being able to capture what really matters about a new project, we all have to work with ideas, basically all the time. But how do we know if an idea is right? And how do we make it clearer?
The Very Clear Ideas process gives you a simple, step-by-step way to take any idea you have from not clear to very clear.
“It started out as a way to decide what stories to publish when I was a journalist,” says Charlie, a former Features Editor of the iconic pop culture magazine The Face, “but at a certain point I realised that what makes a good story also makes a good project.”
In this one-day workshop, you’ll learn how to use the Very Clear Ideas process to clarify just about anything. Come with a project you’re working on — or just a diffuse longing that you can’t put your finger on — and we’ll work with them until they’re clear. Using a short set of questions, you can test how clear your idea is, see what parts of the idea aren’t clear — and then find out what’s missing. At the end of the day, you’ll not only leave with fresh new clarity on what you’re doing, but also a sustainable, reusable way to get clearer in the future.
“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
Charles has taught at business schools around Europe including Amsterdam’s Knowmads, Hogeschool van Amsterdam and the Imaginheroes in Breda. He’s the author of I thought I was on the way to work, but I was on the way home — a new version of Lao Tsu’s Tao Te Ching. In previous lives, he’s advised large corporations on online campaign strategy, been a stand-up comic in Arctic Norway, written lyrics for platinum-selling Russian pop band Tatu and locked up petrol stations with Greenpeace.
“Charlie helped me transform from a consultant to director of my own start-up consultancy. 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.” - Caz, Co-founder, Bright Cultures
9.00 – 17.00 + drinks afterwords
> card set Very Clear Ideas
> coffee + tea, sweets + fruit
> a great lunch
> drinks + snacks afterwards