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What is it?

A self-leadership course recognised by the Insititute of Leadership and Management (ILM) designed to help you embrace new skills and discover a sense of balance, purpose and spiritual energy in your busy working life. Participants develop a series of effective habits over the duration of the course.

How long is it?

The Habits of the Heart Self-Leadership Course kicks off with a 30-minute personal inventory followed by five 2-hour group sessions on alternate months, 6 hours of personal mentoring sessions and various imaginative individual assignments.

With the sessions spread out over 7-8 months there is a realistic amount of time between sessions to practice new habits and see some progress in the goals you set.

Mentoring appointments interweave with the group sessions with flexibility on timing and location.

Who is the course for?

The course is for individuals who want to find balance in their work life and cultivate wise and effective habits. Whether you're deeply frustrated with the status quo or just need to seriously reflect on your work life and your life goals, Habits of the Heart Self-Leadership Course is for you.

The Habits course can also be run as part of company training and can include the 'Relationships' course, which is also a stand alone course offered by AWI.

What impact does the course really have?

Over the years we've run the course, we've collected personal stories as well as some data:
  • 80% felt the course helped them draw more energy from culture and nature
  • 78% said it helped them build more effective relationships
  • 97% felt it had helped them grow in self-awareness
  • 66% said they had become clearer on their life purpose
  • 69% said they had developed new life skills

Who created the course?

The Habits of the Heart Self-Leadership Course was started by Phil Jackman and his team at Agape Workplace Initiative [AWI]

AWI works to nurture and challenge people working in all sectors of society to a life of integrity, creativity and servant-heartedness in their workplaces, where most Brits spend half their waking hours.

Over the past few years AWI have worked with groups from PWC, Birmingham University, Chongqing University, London Business School, UBS, Abbey, Marks and Spencer, McKinsey, Mustoes, Barclays, Schroders, Thomson, The Insolvency Service, Man, BP, Queensbridge School and the MoD.

Who leads it?

The course is led by a team of facilitators with decades of experience in spiritual and relational coaching. See some team profiles here.

How much does the whole course cost?

The standard course cost is £800, including registration with the Institute of Leadership and Management and 12 months' access to their resources.  Participants funded by their employers from a voluntary sector will receive a £200 discount. Those who are self-employed and self-funded will receive a £350 reduction in the course fee. At the point of booking on the course you will need to pay £40.

This course fee covers six hours of individual mentoring, ten hours of interactive group seminar sessions and access to online resources and the Habits library.

We offer a payment by instalment plan for those who are self-funded. The total cost will be £110 per month for 4 months in addition to the £40 booking fee. We ask for the first instalment to be paid by the first group session.


Where and when do the courses run?

Courses open to anyone normally run in Birmingham and/or London, starting in October or January.  We can also run courses for university staff/postgraduate students and professional work teams.  

Details of current and future open courses can be found on the Upcoming Dates page.

How do I get started?

Life Inventory
Request a confidential life inventory. Email to set up an appointment. Not only is this life inventory a valuable exercise in itself, it is the first activity of the Habits course and should help you decide whether or not to pursue the course further. 

Free Taster session
If you think that your company or organization might benefit from the Habits of the Heart Self Leadership course, we can come and do a free 90-minute Taster session with you and your colleagues.

Email to register your interest in our next course or if you KNOW you want to attend the next Birmingham course CLICK HERE to book yourself a place.