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Hello, I’m Terry Malloy and I’m one of the co-founders to The Human Business C.I.C.
If you’re watching this video, it’s because somebody we both know thought you might be interested in learning a bit more about what we’re doing and possibly coming along as their guest to one of our monthly ‘Permission to Be Human’ events.
So, before I explain a little bit about who we are and what we do let me start by asking you a question.
How would it feel if you knew, liked and trusted everyone that you dealt with in your life?
Pretty amazing eh?
For us trust is one of those words that seems to be bandied around somewhat loosely today. But it really shouldn’t because TRUST is right at the heart of everything we as people do and its only through TRUSTED relationships that we can not only future proof our businesses but actually reduce the amount of stress and anxiety we might be feeling so that we can ultimately become happier and more contented with our lives.
Which for us means that the more trust you experience the more you can relax and just be yourself and the more human you can be.
Does that make sense?
Well, The Human Business is a new social enterprise on a BOLD mission to put human into one million UK businesses by supporting micro business owners to discover a lasting balance between the demands of their day job and their personal wellbeing.
We do that through a blend of regular online monthly meetings and training courses where we offer two things:
Firstly, a safe space to not only explore new perspectives and approaches to the challenges we might be facing but probably even more importantly the space to practise those new skills and make them effective solutions rather than just more knowledge because knowledge without the skills of application is pretty pointless.
And secondly, through the exploration and practise of those new perspectives, we provide you with the opportunity to develop some genuine deep, meaningful and trusted connections with other like-minded business owners.
We believe these are the sort of conversations you won’t find in any other business community!
Of course, opening up to others about the struggles and challenges we’re facing will feel unfamiliar, even scary, especially for if you’ve shouldered the weight of your business alone. But it’s in taking those initial steps and engaging in honest conversations, with trusted connections, that a fresh perspective and a clarity to the situation you’re facing can emerge.
And yes, trusting someone doesn’t always mean that you’ll agree with them, but it certainly helps if you share the same values. Which is why you’re getting this invitation….because the person who told you about us believes you do.
Putting human into business isn’t always easy, if it was then the findings to The Wellbeing and The Future of Work report we published last year would be entirely different, but we believe it’s always worth the endeavour because when inspired people come together the impossible becomes achievable.
If that all sounds like something you’d be interested in trying out, then just go back to the person who sent you the link to this video and they’ll book you into your first event for free.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Until then take care of yourself and take care of others too.
Permission to be Human
When: 2nd Tuesday of each month
Time: 16:30 to 18:00 (Doors open at 16:00)
WELLBEING AND THE FUTURE OF WORK
In June 2023 we published the findings to a survey we undertook that sought to discover what were the major challenges facing micro business owners.
We uncovered a troubling reality: the wellbeing of these entrepreneurs in the UK falls well below that of the general population. It also became clear that micro business owners were dramatically underserved by the wellbeing market.
Our report identified 9 significant challenges that small business owners face. Any one of which could impact the well-being of themselves, their employees, and indeed the business.