Brigit's favourite quote
I have a few however if I had to decide on one that I go back to often and read is the Marianne Williamson passage that was adopted by Nelson Mandela. It's a stirring, inspirational passage tailor-made to remind people to be their best selves.
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others."
Brigit was the driving force behind STRIDE , Oakridge's female middle management programme when it was launched in 2013. Brigit facilitates the Day 2 workshop of this programme based on managing perceptions, personal impact and presence, and she also undertakes some of the coaching and 1:1 work with delegates, in supporting the practical application.
Brigit has more than 20 years board experience and is currently Chair of Emerge 3Rs – a dynamic social enterprise and charitable group recycling waste, to providing volunteering opportunities. Emerge 3Rs are also proactive in diverting food through Manchester to those that most need it and to making bespoke and hand-finished products from reclaimed wood. She has also previously been Chair of Common Purpose North West Advisory Board, Chair of the Institute of Directors Manchester branch, and Vice Chair of Business in the Arts. Brigit is also Trustee for the Oldham Coliseum Theatre with a history of over 25 years.
In addition to being a Master Practitioner in NLP, Brigit also holds the Institute of Leadership and Management Level 7 qualification in Coaching and Mentoring, a Business Coaching Diploma and is accredited to use a variety of psychometric instruments including Transformational Leadership Questionnaire and the BarON Emotional Intelligence instrument.
Brigit is also an award winner, having won Inspiring Leader and Women of Achievement awards and was last year shortlisted for the Inspiring Women Awards; Institute of Directors’ Director of the Year award and she is also listed in the Golden Jubilee edition of Who is Who in Greater Manchester and was previously listed as a Women of Influence in Business Insider’s Top 100 Women in Yorkshire.
Brigit's book recommendations
The Prophet by Kahlil Gibran
The Invitation by Oriah Mountain Dreamer
The Artist's Way by Julian Cameron