Being of Influence | Free Workshop | 20 Mar 2021

Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

196 reviews
Mar 20, 2021
Group size: 1 - 107
Being of Influence | Free Workshop | 20 Mar 2021
Free Virtual Workshop (LGBTQ+ Wellbeing)

196 reviews

Mar 20, 2021
Group size: 1 - 107

About this trip

Workshop : Being of Influence

Date : Saturday 20th March

Time : 10:00 - 13:00 UKT (GMT)

Location : Virtual

Audience : LGBTQ+

Cost : FREE  (Donations accepted)

'Being of Influence' is a self-empowerment workshop for those wanting to make more of an impact in the world. We’ll be introducing new processes and tools for putting your purpose into practice whilst still safe-guarding 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 serve others while keeping sight of your own core needs and values.  We may understand that our purpose is to incite change and support those less fortunate, but how do we ensure that we are 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 Create Space Workshops in partnership with We Create Space.

Founder of Create Space - Michael Edward Stephens

Experience Coordinator - Maylis Djikalou

Lead Facilitator - Zach Ames

Co-Facilitator -Char Bailey

Guest Speaker - Gurchaten Sandhu (Nanoo)


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.


Being of Influence
Virtual Workshop Itinerary.

Saturday 20th March

10:00 - 13:00 UKT (GMT)

·  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

196 reviews
We Create Space is the self-empowerment platform for Queer Leaders, Change-Makers and LGBTQ+ Professionals. We're a non-profit social enterprise helping individuals with becoming the most impactful version of themselves - inside their own communities and organisations.


I highly can recommend this wonderful and inspiring workshop. I came with no expectations and knowledge about what will happen during the two days and left the workshop filled with so much input, empowerment, inspiration and courage. Over the whole weekend, Mayliss and Michael created a space with so much openness, honesty, trust, interest, knowledge and emotions, which even a month later helped me to create a space for myself, self-reflection and self-love.
By Tim T for Who am i? | 23+24 Oct 2021 | GBTQ | US on 28 Nov, 2021
What a wonderful experience! The Whom am I? retreat matched all my expectations and beyond, it was great way for me to explore everything related to my identity, connect with like-minded individuals & heal, within a safe space. I would totally recommend this retreat to everyone who wants to embrace their full self!
By Jean Baptiste M for Who am i? | 23+24 Oct 2021 | GBTQ | US on 10 Nov, 2021
The retreat was inspiring and empowering. The focus on self-discovery meant I left with a deeper understanding of my personal motivations and how to be my authentic self. I would totally recommend it to any members of the LGBT+ community who want space to reflect about their future.
By Jon B for Who am i? | 23+24 Oct 2021 | GBTQ | US on 09 Nov, 2021
An immensely enriching and enjoyable experience. A deft mix of queer life expereience, social science, virtual facilitation skills and grounding practices. Expertly curated, executed, and a moving, in a multitude of ways. It felt like the most tailored leadership training I have ever done, neatly bringing together so concepts relevant to the queer experience that are usually encountered in a isolated pockets of self-help content, rather than integrated and applied in a leadership context. Would most certainly recommend.
By Fionn K for Who am i? | 23+24 Oct 2021 | GBTQ | US on 08 Nov, 2021
Incredible emotional experience, completely re-centred my perspective and allowed me to process a lot of trauma to free up mental capacity to focus on things that better align with my core values.
By Jake B for Who am i? | 23+24 Oct 2021 | GBTQ | US on 03 Nov, 2021
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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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