North West Network - Ikigai Explored and its implications for the coaching process

Ikigai is often defined as ‘the reason to get out of bed in the morning’

This interactive workshop will explore various topics including -

How do we achieve it?
How do we know when we or others have it?
What difference does it make?
How does it operate in different contexts?
What are the consequences of losing it?

Are there connections between Ikigai, mentoring in a VUCA world and coaching for well-being? (the themes of our two previous CPD workshops)

We will use the ‘Ikigai model’ and explore its possibilities, limitations and possible adaptations as part of the coaching and mentoring tool-kit.

About the presenter 

For the past seven years Mike Thomason has been a freelance coach and mentor specialising in management development and personal development. Although he originally studied music most of Mike’s working life has been as a manager for a Local Authority traded service. It was in this role that he developed his coaching and mentoring skills both within his own service and as an internal management coach supporting colleagues across the Authority. 


Frequently Asked Questions


Who can attend this event?

This event is open to all coaches and mentors with an interest in professional development. We meet at 5.30pm for informal networking, for a prompt start at 6.00pm finishing no later than 8.00pm.   


How much does it cost ?

Members of EMCC  £10.00 (incl. VAT)  Non Members £15.00 (incl. VAT)
If you are an EMCC member please sign-in using your log-in name and password, and then register. If you are not an EMCC member you will be prompted to 'create an account'. Your account details are only used for the purposes of event bookings.

I'm not certain that I can come: what should I do?

Our events are highly popular and places are limited, so please consider others when booking your place. If you do have to cancel please give as much notice as possible, by cancelling your place via your account, so that others are not disappointed. We often have a waiting list for these popular events.


A full refund can be given for cancellations received any time up to 7 working days prior to the event. 
The full cancellation policy is available on the EMCC UK website.

What are my parking options for the event?

To park on campus a parking permit will be required, this will be emailed to you before the event.

Which room is it in?

Alexandra Building room AXB003 - no. 1 on the Campus map.

Is there time for networking?

Informal networking from 17:30; the event starts at 18:00 prompt.

Are refreshments available?

Tea and coffee are available on arrival.

Do you have questions about this event?

Contact EMCC NW Network at 

5/23/2019 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
University of Cumbria (Lancaster Campus) Alexandra Building room AXB003 Bowerham Road LANCASTER, LA1 3JD UNITED KINGDOM

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