Meridian: Positive Intelligence for Writers with Anne Tannam
Date: October 9, 2023
Time: 6.30pm - 8.30pm
Duration: 4 Weeks
Level: Professional Development |
Cost: €120 (€108 Members)
Online or In-Person? Online
This course will take place on Mondays from 9 October, 2023 via Zoom.
Please note that class will not take place on Monday 30 October and the course will finish on Monday 6 November.
We all have self-sabotaging behaviours that hold us back and prevent us from reaching our potential as writers. Based on Shirzad Chamine’s PQ (Positive Intelligence) model, this informative, interactive and practical course will teach you the foundations of Positive Intelligence and how to harness your ‘Sage Powers’ to combat ‘Saboteurs’ that get in your way. And let’s face it, there is enough other stuff getting in our way!
- Week One – Introduction to Positive Intelligence & the three strategies to improve it
- Week Two – Self-Assessment of the Ten Saboteurs and their impact on our writing life
- Week Three –The Sage Perspective and Five Sage Powers
- Week Four – Incorporating what we’ve learned into our writing practice
Participants are encouraged to keep a learning journal, and additional work will be done between classes. Slides are made available after each session.
Participants will come away from this course with a practical understanding of the foundations of Positive Intelligence and how to employ it in their writing life.
Anne Tannam is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) who helps writers design and sustain flourishing writing practices. Anne has over 35 years of experience teaching, facilitating, and coaching and regularly runs workshops and clinics online and nationwide. For more on Anne’s coaching, visit www.creativecoaching.ie.
Anne has published three poetry collections. The latest, Twenty-six Letters of a New Alphabet, was published with Salmon Poetry in July 2021. With the support of a Literature Bursary from the Arts Council of Ireland, Anne is working on her fourth collection. Anne is also the Poet in Residence with Poetry Ireland. For more on Anne’s poetry, visit www.annetannampoetry.ie
This course is part of the Irish Writers Centre’s Meridian series of creative and professional development activities for professional writers, and also for those emerging writers who are ready to take the steps towards making a career in writing. Read more about this initiative here.
Thank you very much for running a course that was helpful, fascinating and thought-provoking. I greatly appreciated your instruction and assured facilitation throughout. I found the content instructive and interesting, while your questions challenged me to engage in meaningful reflection. You really knew when to challenge us with hard questions or provide supportive feedback.
I have emerged from the course with a much greater self-awareness about my writing and why I do it thanks to your perceptive questioning. Before the course, I wasn’t certain what I hoped to gain from it, I just knew I wasn’t making the most of my time with writing as I was in other areas. The course content and consequent reflection has really given me tools to better organise my writing time and pointed to areas where I need more motivation or support. I cannot overstate the self-awareness that has grown from the hard questions I might not otherwise have forced myself to answer.
Writer and English Teacher
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your ‘Sustaining a Flourishing Writing Practice’. There’s no course out there like it, and it hits all the spots one needs to get motivated if you’re stuck (as I was).
I haven’t written properly in years for loads of reasons, struggling to find the time and energy, but for the first time (ever) I feel confident I know the way to keep my writing practice going throughout any life circumstance. This is totally invaluable to me. Your guidance has helped immensely.
Writer and Administrator in Civil Service
Anne Tannam is a wonderful facilitator. I was lucky to attend Anne’s one day course at The Irish Writers Centre: The Happy Writer, in the autumn, and found it validating and inspiring.
I have adopted many good habits from that day and still go back to my course notes. As a writer and acclaimed poet herself, she is the ideal life coach for writers.
Writer & Author
Whether in her role as facilitator, creative coach, or event organizer, Anne provides a warm, relaxed and supportive environment putting everyone at ease so they can confidently produce their best work. She has excellent interpersonal skills and easily creates a positive and energetic dynamic within a group. Sensitive and responsive to difference, she brings a deep sense of community and inclusivity to all of her work.
Well prepared, punctual and organized, her workshops and events run without a hitch. Focused and goal driven, she ensures everyone achieves what they set out to accomplish, both as individuals and as a group. A natural and empathic storyteller, she has all the skills necessary to help others tell theirs.