Here we are, all frenetically struggling to finish the year, completing yearly reviews, trying to plan ahead in spite of Omicron, ordering and packing presents, juggling commitments to friends and family and trying to stay reasonably calm.

So I will keep my news quick and simple and I will add links if you wish to read more during the holidays.

Note that I also have a gift for you at the end!

News Number 1:  Top 10 Award!
As earlier anticipated, we are very happy to announce that Grooa has been selected by ManageHR Magazine as one of the Top 10 Leadership Development consultancies in Europe.
AND: Because of our unique methodology “The C.L.E.A.R. Mindset” we were profiled on the cover. See extract and link to magazine below.

News Number 2:  Podcast starts in January! 
We are preparing to launch a podcast series, with bite-size episodes, to sharing some provocative ideas, behavioural tips and general wisdom, addressing some of the key topics and questions that we get from our followers. Read more about upcoming “Conversations with Grooa” below.

News Number 3: A Gift for You! 
Our Christmas present to you is a free ticket to attend one of the three Interactive Training Pods that we have scheduled for Q1 of 2022.  (Regular Fee is 175 €/person)
This is a practical training absolutely packed with practical tips and a step by step method. It is a crash introduction to the “The C.L.E.A.R. Mindset” Method which has helped hundreds of international managers increase their impact in difficult conversations

And at the end of this newsletter I will also offer you:
– My sweet suggestion for a super-easy and delicious Christmas Cake
– My other sweet suggestion for a very important charity, supporting education of afghan refugee girls, organised by the fabulous Shabana Basij-Rasikh, who recently presented at TED Talks and LIS WOMAN.

Happy Holidays … with a Smile!

Laura Lozza
Managing Partner, Grooa AS
Registered company, HQ address: Manglerudveien 93, 0678 Oslo (Norway)
Visiting address: Grooa Inspiria Learning Center, Den Hoek 33, 5421XG Gemert (Netherlands) 


Top Ten Award

To access the magazine featuring Grooa as Cover Story, you can click on this link.If you wish to share the cover article featuring Grooa with your network, we are grateful and happy to send you a digital copy plus a small surprise present for you.

Please send me the article


CONVERSATIONS WITH GROOA

Bi-weekly Podcast Series 10-minute Episodes

Addressing your most pressing questions about leadership, strategy, business collaborations, delegation, priority setting, stress and much more. Practical tips, short stories, metaphors and anecdotes. First Episodes:

  • “Dealing with a Dumping Boss”
  • “How to make Change less Hard”

Send your questions


Christmas Present for You

Free Ticket

(use code: HOLIDAY2021GIFT)

Addressing your most pressing questions about leadership, strategy, business collaborations, delegation, priority setting, stress and much more. Practical tips, short stories, metaphors and anecdotes. First Episodes:

Interactive Courageous Conversations Training Pod
(60 minutes, max 8 participants)

Choose your pod:
February 8, March 15, April 5
(9:00 to 10:00 am CET)
Regular Fee: 175€.

Register for free to Interactive Webinar


SOLA

School Of Leadership Afghanistan (First and only boarding school for Afghan girls). We were honoured to have their Founder Shabana as a LIS WOMAN Speaker. She blew our mind and touched our hearts!

Listen to their story:

How it was founded, how it grew, how they escaped, how they are now regrouping

TED Talks

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My simplest Christmas cake:

 

2 sheets of frozen puff pastry, 1 jar of Nutella and 1 egg. Roll out the defrosted sheets and score them into two identical tree shapes, smear Nutella on one and sandwich it with the other. Then slice the sides in the shape of branches and simply twist each branch, from bottom up, leaving the trunk uncut. Use extra pastry for a top star and then brush it all with the beaten egg before baking it at 180*C for 12 to 15 minutes depending on size. Enjoy!

 


BEST WISHES!