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Innovation starts with I: Identifying what drives me and therefore my business (Motivational Maps)

About the event

Participants will be encouraged to develop high level breakthrough objectives and plans to improve their personal and businesses performance.

This is the second clinic for SMEs (small and medium sized enterprises) delivered by experts sourced from the Saïd Business School's Entrepreneurship Centre’s extensive network.

To help executives to understand themselves better, their ambitions, their motivations, improve their self-awareness and what is important for them as a starting point for innovation. The origins of the Motivational Map are based on extensive research into human motivation using three primary sources: Abraham Maslow’s hierarchy of Needs, Edgar Scheins Career Anchors and the personality profiling tool the Enneagram.

In a three-hour workshop, executives will be able to learn about themselves and get a more introspective vision of their main drivers to run their business more successfully and make it more innovative. The first step towards making a company more innovative is to identify whether innovation is aligned with the leaders.

Please note that the workshop is part-funded by European Regional Development Funded (ERDF) and is available to eligible SME applicants as part of phase 2 of the Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme. Sign up to this event to express your interest for an ERDF funded place and a member of the ISfB team will follow up with you. Please note that a place on the workshop will not be reserved through making an Eventbrite booking until you have completed and returned an ISfB application form to a member of the ISfB team. A maximum of one ERDF funded ticket per business is available. Please note that the tickets for eligible SMEs are for registered, Limited Companies or people registered for tax purposes as Sole Traders. Please do not try to register if you are a student or pre-start up.

Speaker Bio

Kate is an experienced leadership development coach and trainer who has designed and delivered programmes to senior executives across a range of sectors.

Kate has a natural, results-focused approach. Her command of a range of management and leadership tools enables her to offer her clients helpful frameworks which act as a back-drop to development discussions. She has worked across a diverse range of businesses, from large Fortune 500 multi-nationals, to SMEs, and within both the private and third sector.

Her clients tend to be highly talented, senior management and leaders, including HR professionals themselves, all of whom seek pragmatic people development solutions for themselves and the people they work with.

Her coaching approach is strengths-based and uses positive psychology to enable her clients to achieve new levels of performance. Her training programmes are fast-paced, facilitative and engaging, and her experience includes the design and delivery of train the trainer programmes.

She is passionate about understanding what makes people ‘tick’, is driven to make a difference, and is motivated by learning and growth – be it her own and/or those she works with.

Innovation Support for Business

European Regional Development Fund

Phase two of our Innovation Support for Business (ISfB) programme, funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), is now live.

ISfB Phase 2 is a £5.2m investment supporting Oxfordshire’s innovative entrepreneurs and small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs). We do this by assisting the development and commercialisation of innovative business ideas, as well as enhancing research and innovation infrastructure in Oxfordshire. We also aim to promote business investment in research and innovation, as well as developing links between businesses and researchers.

We deliver the ISfB programme with partners from the University of Oxford, Cherwell District Council, Oxford City Council and Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and offer a customisable portfolio of help for eligible entrepreneurs, start-ups and businesses to encourage innovation.

Our support includes:

  •  'Go-create' grants
  •  Coaching and mentoring
  •  Workshops, seminars and master classes
  •  Access to equipment, expertise and resources