Just One Thing - a series of informal networking events, now in Sheffield!

We all find other humans tricky from time to time (and other humans probably find us tricky too!)

  • Perhaps there is a tension that you can’t figure out and even though you try different approaches nothing seems to work?
  • Maybe you resent investing time in building a relationship when you’ve got a million and one items on your to do list?
  • Or do you simply ignore the relationships that are hard work in an attempt to get the job done?

Working with other humans can be challenging. Now we’re working flexibly and not always in the same location as colleagues it can be even more difficult to build strong working relationships, especially with those that we don’t naturally hit it off with.

It would be unrealistic to expect we’ll find everyone a dream to work with – we all arrive at work with different experiences, working preferences, values and priorities.

And yet, our relationships at work can be the difference between happy and productive working days and unmotivated and difficult working days.

If you can develop the tools to build stronger relationships, even with those colleagues who go about things differently to you, it will boost your confidence, reduce the Sunday night dread, the inbox rage and will have a positive impact on your career, because now, more than ever, the ability to build strong relationships, especially at a distance, is a vital skill for any manager or leader.

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So where to start?

Join Jennifer and Lucy on Thursday 29 February for Just One Thing; their relaxed and welcoming networking event where you will also leave with:

  • An understanding what gets in the way of building good relationships (and unlock the best solutions)
  • Tips to better understand the tricky person (and help them understand you)
  • Practical strategies to start using straight away to build better working relationships.
Come with a work colleague (tricky or not!) or come on your own – Lucy and Jen’s Just One Thing events are not your usual networking events – you’ll find them welcoming, friendly and fun, so come as you are!
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6.00pm: Arrive, drinks, snacks and hellos
6.15pm: Welcome from Jennifer and Lucy.
6.30pm: Reflect on how to work with the tricky person presented by Lucy and Jennifer. A mix of stories, discussion and no-pressure chat.
7.30pm: Make connections, have interesting conversations and enjoy yourself.
8.00pm or thereabouts: End. Some people may find a local venue to continue their conversations.





Jennifer McCanna is the director and founder at McCanna Coaching. She is an experienced leadership and team coach and has been working with clients across sectors, and across the globe, since 2011. She works with clients to help them, navigate challenge, build productive work relationships and ultimately perform better.  Accredited with the International Coaching federation (ICF), Jennifer also designs and facilitates management development programmes and team coaching within the corporate and charity sectors and runs workshops to help employees stretch themselves and get more out of their working lives. Recent clients include Action Aid, HSBC, Department for Education, Pancreatic Cancer UK, Oxfam and Christian Aid.

You can find Jennifer at www.mccannacoaching. co.uk [email protected]


Lucy Gower is director and founder at Lucidity and founder of The Lucidity Network. She is a coach, trainer and facilitator specialising in giving people the confidence and tools to think creatively, develop ideas and take action to be more effective at work.

She is bestselling author of The Innovation Workout and a global speaker on innovation. Lucy is passionate about helping people unlock their creativity and get the important work done. She enjoys working on projects with the potential to make a positive impact on the world.

When she isn’t busy working, Lucy can be found roaming the beaches and countryside of Devon and Cornwall with her dog Gary.

You can find Lucy at Lucidity.org.uk and [email protected].

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