Beanstalk Global / AHDB Broadcast – ‘Who Said Farmers Won’t Meditate?’

Have you got 30 minutes?! We know how important it is to be inspired by both big businesses and individuals, which is why we are excited to present Talking Leaders, a monthly initiative from the AHDB which will see a series of inspirational speakers share their life experiences and deliver impactful stories to the AgriLeader community.

This month we are delighted to be joined by Holly Beckett – Project Director at Focussed Farmers.

Holly undertook a Nuffield Farming Scholarship in 2015 looking at what physical practices and tools could be introduced into farm businesses to develop more consistent leadership and improve the work-life of people within a business and in turn, the productivity of individuals and organisation as a whole. Holly looked at business practices and leadership predominantly outside of agriculture and was interested in how to increase the four pillars of emotional intelligence: self-awareness, self-management, social-awareness and social-management – the foundation of effective communication.

Her findings were that mindfulness training provided huge benefits to business performance, productivity and profitability as well as improving focus and general overall well-being for people. The Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust funded a pilot study to introduce mindfulness to agriculture and Holly has been working with Farmers since that study in 2017 gaining consistent and remarkable results with Farmers who take up ‘mental training’.

It will be a fantastic opportunity to pick up some tips that you yourself can implement in your own life to help better manage situations and improve your focus. 

To watch the Broadcast, click picture as below. To listen to the Podcast, click on the Podcast icon.


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And for more information about Focussed FarmersCLICK HERE.

To visit a link to a few meditations, JUST CLICK HERE. 

And dates for the next “Improve Your Focus ProgrammeARE AS PER THIS LINK. 

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