A Penny For Your Thoughts

As the proud founder of Oculus Creative Learning I wanted to design a space where I could reach out to all. A safe space, no recordings, just being present, in the very moment. A monthly slot where you are part of something more….something that is free and costs nothing but delivers you such an intense sense of belonging, heightens authenticity and emotion through sharing and storytelling. If you would like to attend a session simply message me [email protected]

Episode 17 Conflict Management

Winnie King FEPAA and Samina Azam

Episode 17 – Conflict Management

All of us have experienced conflict at some point in our lives. Sometimes this shows up in our homes, other times in our extended community, and more often than we would like to admit in our work places.

So what can we do when these situations arise?
What strategies can we use?
How does this make us feel?
What impact does this have on our well-being?

In this episode we welcome Martin Brown, Entrepreneur to join in the discussion and share his thoughts and experience around Conflict Management.

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Episode 15 Wins & Learnings

Winnie King FEPAA and Samina Azam

Episode 15 – Wins & Learnings

It never ceases to surprise us just how many people are impacted or have been touched in some shape or form by topics covered in these sessions #conversation

This session was a relaxed and fun, with an organic twist to the conversation.

The quote of the episode was “Laughter is a therapy shared best with those who surround you”.

Episode 16 Books.2

Winnie King FEPAA and Samina Azam

Episode 16 – Books.2

This was an authentic session with lots of heartfelt sharing, and authentic takeaways.

It never ceases to surprise us just how many people are impacted or have been touched in some shape or form by topics covered in these sessions #conversation

Winnie and I shared poetry and our guests shared their passion for reading. We spoke about what books mean to us, and the impact they have and value they hold.

The quote of the episode was; “A great book should leave you with many experiences, and slightly exhausted at the end. You live several lives while reading”. – William Styron
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Episode 13 Burnout

Winnie King FEPAA and Samina Azam

Episode 13 brought us conversation around Burnout.

It never ceases to surprise us just how many people are impacted or have been touched in some shape or form by topics covered in these sessions.

The quote of the episode was “You are not required to set yourself on fire to keep other people warm.” – Unknown

Episode 14 Books

Winnie King FEPAA and Samina Azam

Episode 14 brought us conversation around Books.

It never ceases to surprise us just how many people are impacted or have been touched in some shape or form by topics covered in these sessions.

 The quote of the episode was “Of course anyone who truly loves books buys more of them than he or she can hope to read in one fleeting lifetime. A good book, resting unopened in its slot on a shelf, full of majestic potentiality, is the most comforting sort of intellectual wallpaper.” – David Quammen

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Episode 11 Confidence

Winnie King FEPAA and Samina Azam

This episode brought us conversation around Confidence.

This was a powerful session with lots of sharing, examples and authentic takeaways.

Taking a seat at the table isn’t always easy. Stepping up to present in front of an audience can be terrifying, just like finding your voice when you know you have to, causes anxiety.

The quote of the episode was “Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be there.”

Episode 12 Mystery Career Development

Winnie King FEPAA and Samina Azam

This was a powerful session with lots of sharing, examples and authentic takeaways.

We would to thank Fehintola Akinlose
Finance Director for the House of Lords for sharing her story on career development, D&I, leadership and life balance. We chatted about imposter syndrome, building confidence, skill set and were reminded us of knowing our worth.

The quote of the episode was “You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself.” – Diana Ross

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Episode 9 Our Year

 

Winnie King FEPAA and Samina Azam

The year started with episode one – ‘Resilience & Grit’ and ended with – ‘Our Year’.

In between this….We spoke about and shared very personal stories and journeys. The power during these sessions is intense and so very memorable.

Episode 10 Growth Mindset

Winnie King FEPAA and Samina Azam

This episode brought us conversation around Growth Mindset & Cognitive Diversity.

This was a powerful session with lots of sharing, examples and authentic takeaways.

 The quote of the episode was “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” – Christopher Robin

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Episode 7 Social Anxiety

 

Sharing insights and learnings with Winnie King FEPAA and Samina Azam surrounding social; anxiety.

Episode 8 Managing Expectations

 

A thought provoking session with Winnie King FEPAA and Samina Azam on managing expectations.

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Episode 5 Imposter Syndrome & Self Care

We are going to be lead by Winnie King FEPAA PA to the Director General of the House of Commons | Chair of Parliamentary Admin Support Network | PA Ambassador and Samina Azam Founder Oculus Creative Learning | Lecturer @THE LIFESTYLE INSTITUTE by Alberta La Grup | Life Coach | International Speaker | Learning Ambassador

Episode 6 Essence of Time

 

Another insightful event hosted by Winnie King FEPAA  and Samina Azam who will be joined by   – Celebrity PA, TV Presenter and Conference Keynote Speaker.

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Episode 3 Gratitude & Happiness

We were joined by Danielle Levy | Team Coordinator, People & Culture –
Coca-Cola European Partners

and

Samantha Baines | Comedian | Actor | Author

Episode 4 Empathy & Kindness

We were joined by Abi Wynn-Jones | House of Commons
and
Sarah Howson (she/her) | BBO PA Network Founder | Director Strategic PA Recruitment

E4 Empathy & Kindness

Episode 1 Resilience & Grit

We were joined by Kerri Douglas Book Author | Survivor of Rough Sleeper & Honest Christian | My Experience Comes From Living The Scenario’s Lecturers Teach

and

Nickii Messer All the Geese | Education Leadership & Management CPD | International Speaker | Assessment | Author

Episode 2 Authenticity & Being Brave

We were joined by Gilly Mulford FEPAA Virtual Assistant | Household PA

and

Dr Masha Zakharova | Parenting Coach