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Developing mental fitness to support well-being

Time: 9:30am - 12:30pm

Member - £99
Non-Member - £149

Facilitator - Lisa Read

In this complex and uncertain world, we need leaders and school teams who aren’t just resilient, but have empathy, self-awareness, and an understanding of what humans need to do well. We need to shift away from ‘toughing it out’, to working to support and lift each other to make our schools happy and thriving communities.  In this course we explore what it really means to be mentally fit (hint: it’s not all about being tough or resilient) and how to understand and overcome the ways we self-sabotage, making life harder than necessary.


  1. Understand what mental fitness is, and some of the key components of it.
  2. Assess yourself for strengths and development areas and consider the strengths of your team.
  3. Understand self-sabotage and plan how to reduce it.


School leaders - Head teachers, Deputy head teachers and SLT including SBLs. Primary, Secondary, Special and APs suitable.


Lisa Read

Lisa is an award-winning experienced ICF accredited coach and trainer with a proven track record. Certified Mental Fitness Coach with a particular passion for working with female leaders within socially minded organisations to help them to be authentic and emotionally intelligent, overcoming their inner saboteurs.

Co-founder of Real Clear, a coaching and training company that works with socially minded organisations. Specialist in leadership programmes, resilience and mental fitness. Real Clear have trained and coached 1000s of people including MPs, MEPs, Headteachers, Teachers, Charity leaders and more.

Owner of Lisa Read Coaching - specialist in working with young adults and children from KS2 to late teens, including those with special educational needs.

Qualified teacher, and experienced special needs co-ordinator and senior leader. Vice Chair of Governors for a large secondary school.

Leader of Sheffield Coaching Exchange - a continuing professional development group for coaching professionals. Master member of the EMCC.

Proud to be an Associate trainer for the UK's largest coaching school: The Coaching Academy. Wrote and deliver the Neuroscience for Coaches CPD based on Lisa’s extensive neuroscience training, and also Coaching Leaders within Education. Lisa also regularly deliver webinars and peer to peer sessions on International Coach Federation (ICF) competencies.