Escentia was excited to again facilitate the annual “Big Tent Event” with NHS Sutton Health & Care Trust. It was a lively event, where some 300 delegates from across 37 different services came together to celebrate team successes, engage with senior leader presentations and facilitated workshop sessions, and experience an injection of some fun group energisers and activities.
Summer holidays can be a wonderful time for rest and reflection, spending time with the people you love, or taking on exciting adventures and challenges. However you plan to spend your holidays this year, we hope that you are intentional about making the most of every precious second of your ‘one wild and precious life’… tick tock goes the clock…
Last month, it was such a privilege and a humbling experience to welcome our first cohort of delegates onto Module 1 of our unique new 8-month guided programme: Unlocking Your Leadership Growth Potential. What an inspiring group of talented leaders and human beings they are too! Joining us in the heart of the Surrey Hills, from a variety of organisations and from across the world, our 12 senior business leaders started their journey with a 2-day immersive session.
Empowering leaders, teams and organisations to lead with intention is Escentia’s raison d’etre. At Escentia we believe in enabling clear focussed, adaptable and sustainable leaders, teams and organisations. With this in mind, we’ve launched a brand new and unique assessment tool that enables ALL of these parameters to be assessed in one tool.
The Escentia team have been a little quiet these past 3 months, with intensive travel across the UK, Spain, Portugal, Rome, Italy, the Netherlands and Belgium, the development of a new Escentia 6C assessment tool (more on this to come), and also getting ready for the launch of our ground-breaking new leadership programme: Unlocking Your Leadership Growth Potential. This annual programme is designed for a small group of talented senior leaders from different backgrounds, and is the brainchild of Paula Tully (former senior VP at Pfizer), which has been years in the making.
At Escentia, we understand that by building better leaders, who are clear, focused, adaptable and sustainable, an organisation is more likely to overcome challenges, deliver better results and achieve the organisation’s goals. We believe that an aligned mind and body (coherence) is essential, and for this reason, since day one, we have always felt it vital to walk our talk (congruence), and take classroom theory into the outdoors to enhance creativity and allow the healing power of nature to unfold for a greater growth experience.
As the holiday season approaches and the year draws to a close, it can be tempting to rush forwards and plan for the year ahead – skipping past the moments and milestones that have led us to today. Without pause and reflection, it’s easy to miss those moments of clarity and courage, and to lose track of the things that we intentionally set out to do and have achieved. At Escentia, we understand the importance of taking a look back in order to look forwards – going back to the future.
Escentia’s raison d’etre is to enable individuals, teams and organisations to intentionally be the best that they can be. But we’re also keen to do our bit for the Planet, which is why we have partnered with One Tree Planted (OTP), a non-profit organisation focused on global reforestation, who plant trees where they are needed most.
I’m often asked about the origin of our name, Escentia. It’s a Latin word meaning the process of becoming or being. In the context of leadership growth and development, it’s about standing in our power so that we are being confident and strong, and are ready to lead ourselves, our teams and our organisations in ambiguity.