Press Release

Creative Power Pods
Woodend Rolls out Unique Business and Professional Development Programme for Creative Professionals

Woodend Creative Workspace, in conjunction with time 4 change, have created and are delivering a unique nine month business and professional development programme for creative’s called Creative Power Pods. The programme has been devised specifically for creative professionals taking into account the unique needs and challenges they face establishing a successful business.   The ‘pods’ take place at Woodend Creative Workspace and have been designed to give a boost to creative entrepreneurs and their businesses by enabling them to overcome barriers to growth.  The programme has been jointly funded by the Train to Gain Enhancement Fund and a contribution from the participating individuals.

The programme comprises:

  • 9 months on-going support to help you grow.
  • Focus on the goals that matter most.
  • Short, medium and long term planning.
  • Group coaching to overcome live problems.
  • Learning transfer on relevant subjects to creative’s businesses and applied to real life situations.
  • Supportive group environment.

The pods are being delivered by Christina Griffiths who is the founder and managing director of time 4 change.  She is an international Organisational Psychologist and Business Performance Coach with over 15 years experience.   She has worked with organisations great and small, from IBM and Price Waterhouse Coopers through to a wide variety of highly talented smaller creative organisations such as Hub TV, and “David & Associates”.

Andrew Clay, Director of Woodend said

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to collaborate with time 4 change.  Christina and her team are highly professional and have brought to Woodend the very latest business support and development techniques.  In addition, we have assembled seven creative professionals from throughout North Yorkshire who are participating on the programme.  The Power Pods are very much what Woodend is all about and the programme is our contribution to the ongoing professional development of the creative sector in the region.”

Christina Griffiths said:

“I see the creative sector as being fundamental to the regeneration of the regional economy.  Our programme is especially focused on enhancing local creative talent to improve local economies by cross connecting the skills and experience of the people taking part. Over the last few months it’s been fantastic to see this group of talented individuals develop and grow as they have explored new concepts, discussed solutions and overcome challenges.   It’s a real pleasure collaborating with Andrew Clay, at Woodend, on this programme.  His support, enthusiasm and vision is an essential part of the project’s success. time 4 change is committed to providing innovative programmes to measurably improve performance of leaders and their organizations.”

Media Enquires: time 4 change, Andrew Copland 07970 267 882

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