his Sunday Gathering, we invite Grace Leslie Graham to lead our message at New Unity.
'My message is about putting yourself forward as a leader to affect change or to make a difference in your world or community. I will draw on coming from a family of strong women and talk about our descendant, Queen Nanny of the Maroons, who was known as the Mother of all Jamaicans. She was an 18th century leader, who was born in Ghana and was taken to Jamaica as a slave. She was a warrior and spiritual advisor, who led Maroons, ex-slaves who escaped slave ships, from the base camp of Nanny Town to the Blue Mountains, where they had victories against the British between 1724-1739, even though they where outgunned and outnumbered.
The crux of the message is about how each one of us, if we are brave enough, can take the lead and do something to change things for the better, especially if there is an injustice. It’s about finding your tribe, which I am finding in the change I want to affect, or people who will support your cause. My personal leading for change it is about helping more women to feel more effective as leaders and stay in leadership for as long as THEY want to!'(Grace Leslie-Graham)
Grace is the Director of Impact Coaching & Consultancy Ltd, a training company for emerging female leaders. In 2016 she won the Haberdasher’s Company Entrepreneur’s Award for the work she did with aspiring female leaders around raising Emotional Intelligence (EQ). She has over 20 years' experience in leadership and management and is an experienced workshop designer and trainer, as well as an EQ Practitioner. Grace writes a blog called Rise & Lead like a Queen which focuses on women's empowerment, leadership and EQ.
Grace has an MSc degree in Coaching and is a member of the ILM (Institute of Leadership & Management) and the Special Group for Coaching Psychology at the BPS (British Psychological Society). Grace is a proud feminist, a black belt in Taekwondo, grew up in and still lives in Stoke Newington and has a an 11.5 year old son.
We hope to see you there!