Being of Influence | Free Workshop | 14 Aug 2021

      Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

      216 reviews
      Aug 14, 2021
      Group size: 1 - 65
      Being of Influence | Free Workshop | 14 Aug 2021
      Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

      216 reviews

      Aug 14, 2021
      Group size: 1 - 65

      About this trip

      Workshop : Being of Influence

      Date : Saturday 14th August

      Time : 15:00 - 18:00 UKT / 10am - 1pm EST

      Location : Virtual

      Audience : LGBTQ+

      Cost : FREE  (Donations accepted)

      A self-empowerment workshop for those wanting to master the art of influence and create more of an impact in the world. We’ll be introducing new processes and tools for putting your purpose into practice as a Queer Leader or Change-Maker, whilst remembering to safe-guard your own health and well-being.

      “The key to successful leadership is influence, not authority.” Kenneth Blanchard

      Why join this workshop?

      -  Gain some clarity on what it is that you really want to achieve
      -  Discover new self-care tools for managing your own wellbeing
      -  Challenge self-imposed personal narratives
      -  Acquire fresh perspectives 

      -  Feel empowered having discovered new information about yourself
      -  Refresh and recalibrate your core values
      -  Increase the positive impact you could have in the world

      About this workshop.

      During this three-hour workshop, we'll start to explore how you can act on your commitments to drive positive change while keeping sight of your own core needs and values. Those who master the art of influence are often skilled at tapping into the emotions that drive people’s actions. This explains why influence is synonymous with leadership. But how do we ensure that we are actually having an impact? And at the same time safe-guarding our own well-being and remaining true to ourselves.

      We want you to feel empowered with the new information you’re going to uncover and leave with actionable steps towards taking more control of your own life. 

      You will take part in various creative and interactive workshops to help you bring your intentions to life, and we’ll be encouraging you to use your mind and body to discover brand new perspectives about yourself. 

      The tools we’ll use:

      We'll be incorporating tried and tested practices such as journaling, group sharing, self-enquiry, breath-work and meditation. These will be interspersed with key teachings and coaching techniques.

      About our approach.

      We offer a safe space to get curious, open up and discuss with others, aspects of your life you’re finding challenging or simply want to improve. Naturally it is a completely confidential space, where individuals can openly share their feelings and thoughts with the option of anonymity. 

      Your safety comes first.

      Your safety is our main priority. For this reason, we may need to ask participants for some personal medical information, before we can confirm your place on the workshop. These are standard questions, there to protect your safety and everyone else involved. This information will only be shared on a need to know basis and will be GDPR compliant. We will also be undertaking other necessary safety measures, during and post-retreat.

      We would highly recommend individuals with concerns relating to pre-existing mental health conditions, substance misuse and related disorders to seek immediate professional help. 

      About the team.

      This workshop has been designed by We Create Space - the LGBTQ+ self-empowerment platform.

      Founder of Create Space - Michael Edward Stephens

      Experience Coordinator - Maylis Djikalou

      Lead Facilitator - Zach Ames

      Co-Facilitator - Uz Afzal

      Guest Speaker - Yasmin Benoit


      This workshop is free of charge however donations do support future workshops. You can donate to our nonprofit just giving page here.

      What’s included

      • Workshops
        All group workshops and activities.
      • Tools and Workbooks
        Pre-reading, workbooks and continual development resources.
      • Admin Support
        Should you require any help completing the pre-assessment and questionaire
      • Additional Support
        We will provide additional support in the form of signposting to relevant services only.
      • Confidentiality
        All participants will be asked to conform to our agreed privacy terms and conditions.
      • Medical Insurance
        Suitable and relevant medical insurance to be provided by participant.

      Available Packages

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      Please pay what you can. All donations are much appreciated and go towards providing more wellbeing workshops within the community.


      Available options


      Being of Influence
      Virtual Workshop Itinerary.

      Saturday 14th August

      15:00 - 18:00 UKT / 10am - 1pm EST

      ·  Team introductions.

      ·  Visualisation.

      ·  Unit 1 - Workshop.

      ·  Conversation with Guest speaker. 

      ·  Unit 2 - Workshop. 

      ·  Breakout group sessions. 

      ·  Unit 3 - Workshop. 

      ·  Group share.

      ·  Breathwork.

      ·  Closing. 

      Ahead of the session, a recommended reading list, tool-kit and pre-worksheet will be provided.

      At the end of the day, participants will be provided some 'homework', to help with process and reflection.

      Your Organizer

      216 reviews
      We’re a global collective of Queer Leaders connecting communities with tools, knowledge and support networks for change and growth.


      Incredibly welcoming atmosphere, guided with experience. Connections built with intent and longevity. Had an entirely positive impact on my life. Incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity to attend.
      By Yujx S for Who am i? | 15+16 Apr 2023 | TQ+ on Apr 26, 2023
      It felt really special to be in group exploring what Queer Leadership is, given I have only ever been in spaces which centred straight white men as leaders. The speakers were all excellent and each brought a unique perspective with lots of learning in each of the shares. Speakers were also so generous with how personally they shared their own stories and answered your questions. I feel very grateful to have been part of the weekend as it really has had a profound affect on the way I view myself as a queer leader. I'm also learning more now about how I can be anti-racist and a better ally to my queer siblings of colour. Thank you to Maylis and Michael for creating and holding such a powerful space, I feel my queer inspiration battery is full (!) and I am committed to keep learning and what Queer Leadership means.
      By Louise B for Who am i? | 25+26 March 2023 | LBTQ on Apr 17, 2023
      It was a lovely group of folks. I don't know if I learned much about myself, but I did learn a lot about how others are thinking about these themes and conversations. I enjoyed myself.
      By 🏳‍🌈Leandra S for Who am i? | 25+26 March 2023 | LBTQ on Apr 04, 2023
      I had a truly transformative experience. It provide a warm and safe place to consider and explore that I had and hadn’t considered previously. The facilitators were both gracious and generous.
      By Calvin S for Who am i? | 18+19 Feb 2023 | GBTQ on Mar 03, 2023
      It was an amazing online event with great leaders from WCS (Michael, Maylis) and lot of interesting participants. Insightful retreat with a lot of learnings and also fun. Highly recommended for GBTQ men who want to find out who they are!
      By Dirk F for Who am i? | 18+19 Feb 2023 | GBTQ on Mar 01, 2023
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      I highly recommend We Create Space! I participated in a 2-day 'Who Am I?' Virtual Queer Leadership Retreat with other Queer leaders and it was truly transformational–I left forever changed. The intentional and purposeful programming by Michael and Maylis was so meaningful and well structured. The biggest draw for me was the community care and networking opportunity of being able to see and hear from other queer folx. This is what has been the hardest for me to find in my own personal journey.
      By Luke L on 28 Jul, 2021
      The workshop I attended literally created space in both my body and mind for exploration, curiosity and openness. It was wonderfully facilitated, inspired immensely by the speakers' talks and other queer participants sharings. It shifted the way I saw different aspects of my life and opened the room for more discovery. Definitely recommended to all queer people who want to learn more and increase their inner potential!
      By Bers G on 09 Jul, 2021
      I took part in a weekend Who Am I? retreat and highly recommend it. The group size is intimate so never feels too daunting and you're able to build connections well. Maylis was a fantastic organiser - felt there was great communication from pre-booking right through to afterwards. Michael is a fantastic host, he leads the retreat with from a place of kindness, vulnerability and openness I find really commendable. Whether you're new to self exploration or a seasoned pro - I think this is worth doing.
      By Jamie M on 01 Sep, 2020
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