How to host a fun virtual strategy session with your friends

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Is it just us, or is time a peculiar concept right now? With everything going on in the world right now, it can feel overwhelming when you realise your year isn’t going to plan (not even close!). And you know what? It’s completely ok to throw your previous plans out the window and reassess what moving forward looks like. Additionally, in this time of isolation and uncertainty, it’s even more important to stay connected with your community.

So, why not gather your friends or colleagues on a video call and do your virtual planning together? A Leaders in Heels strategy soirée is a great way to support each other, collaborate, socialise online and send positive vibes.

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So here are our tips for hosting an online strategy soirée with your friends.

Invite people you feel comfortable sharing your goals with

The idea of this session is to feel connected, even if you’re apart. So make sure you schedule a time in with friends that make you feel secure. Remind them that this is a fun, productive and judgement-free zone!

Choose your video conferencing online platform

Zoom is easy to use to facilitate an online meeting because you can simply share a link and away you go! Alternatively, Google Hangouts is fantastic if you all have Gmail accounts.

Keep it fun and interactive by using gridview (to see all participants at once), screen share your vision boards and ideas, and install the Snap Camera Chrome extension (if you’re using Google Hangouts) for fun filters to mix it up.

Select a new planner and start fresh

The Leaders in Heels Planners are inspirational planners that celebrate the greatness of women, with specially designed pages to keep you focused on your big goals, and motivate you to turn your ‘one day’ into today.

Seek feedback on your own goals

We’re often a lot kinder to others than we are to ourselves, so share your goals and ask your group for feedback. Remember that this isn’t a time to pressure yourself, it’s a time to reflect on what’s within your sphere of influence and what will bring you joy in an unusual time. So, ask the group if your goals are realistic, kind to yourself, positive and affirming.

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Plan your next steps at the end of the call

Set a date to meet in with each other. For short term goals you might want to meet fortnightly or monthly, however, if you’re working towards larger goals then consider a check-in 3, 6 and 12 months later to review them together.

Take advantage of our free resources

If your friends are new to Leaders in Heels you can share this link with them so they can have access to free planning tools too https://leadersinheels.com/welcome.

Stay connected with an even bigger community of supportive women!

Use #IamLIH when posting photos of your planning session to motivate others in the LiH community. Plus we love seeing women work together!