South East Leadership Academy

Leadership Espresso – Supporting Midwives in the Context of Now

Understanding the Psychology of now and the impact on self and others

About the session:

The session focuses on the psychology of now and the impact of the current context on individuals. It emphasises the power of effective communication, levels of listening and the importance of creating moments of connection during increased times of pressure, workload and secondary stressors. We explore the potential impact on self-confidence, decision making and team dynamics / behaviours with support on how to rebuild or sustain healthy team cultures through period of sustained pressure and adversity. At the heart of this virtual session is a belief that individuals need to be supported and cared for – provided with time and space to reflect, process and understand their current context so they are equipped to manage the challenges and pressures they face. Through having guided development time, we increase our ability to support others and lead successfully within a continually changing context. This session will give you the opportunity to connect with peers, share experiences and explore new tools and approaches to support yourself and your midwifery teams.

What to expect in these sessions:

The sessions are participative and active. Rebekah uses breakout rooms, interactive feedback tools ( and group discussion. We would ask that you come prepared to have your camera’s on to support the interactive and people centred nature of the session.

The sessions are designed to be a warm, relaxed and honest space, for people to share their experiences and connect with colleagues. Much of the issues and challenges you may be facing with your teams and colleagues will be shared by others and we know that realising ‘you aren’t the only one’ often serves to offer comfort and strength.

For Rebekah, the measure of how good any development session is, comes down to – what you end up doing after the session is over. So, these sessions are about practical application; what you do when you are back at your desk, in your next meeting or with your team – where ever possible Rebekah will provide you with things you can use, do or try.

Who is this session for?

This session is aimed towards Midwifes who manage or oversee teams (Band 7)

Book your Place:

Additional follow up session:

As a continuation of this session we are also offering the opportunity to attend our Maximising your Impact, Building Confidence and Gravitas session that will;

  • Provide you with practical approaches, techniques and tips to increase your personal impact, presence and gravitas
  • Help you in in how to get people to act on your ideas by connecting with them emotionally as well as rationally.
  • Share the secrets of being a great communicator, so when you speak people listen.

Book your Place:

If you are unable to attend any of the sessions above please register via our Expression of Interest page, this will help us to understand the demand for our programmes and plan accordingly. You will also be notified when we release new dates for this workshop.

If your circumstances change and you can no longer attend, please email [email protected]

The session will be virtually on Zoom

About the Facilitator

Rebekah is an experienced Chartered Occupational Psychologist, with more than 18 years’ experience working with individuals, teams and organisations.

Rebekah is passionate about helping people realise their full potential. With her team of practitioners Rebekah provides a range of learning opportunities that hone and harness the skills, expertise and abilities of people to meet the situations and challenges they face at work.

Rebekah started her career in Primary Care and now works exclusively with the NHS. She currently delivers a range of bespoke interventions across GP Practices, PCNs, CCGs/ICS and secondary care. Rebekah is at the forefront of the provision of leadership, culture and team development for clinicians and managers and believes that understanding the context, culture and impact of now is vital l in supporting people to get through the challenge of now. All her work is grounded in the science of psychology but she focuses on how to apply that knowledge and learning in a practical and lived way.