Using the Power of Words

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The power of words

Well chosen words allow every voice to be heard. They can unify, uplift and inspire hope.   

As a child, I was inspired to express myself by learning poems, experimenting with song lyrics, and doing logic problems, word puzzles and anagrams. 

When I became a senior executive, words were my secret skill. I wrote poems to summarise training sessions and wowed colleagues with spontaneous verse.  

I’m now a proud published poet and take part in poetry slams and open mic events. 

poetry in the workplace

“The most successful business leaders understand how to use language as a tool, not merely as a medium” – S. Denning 

Language breeds clarity, empathy and understanding. Words help us to express our emotions and have the power to lift our spirits.  

Poetry is a tool for crafting language into concise, compelling messages without losing any of their meaning. Business leaders use poetry to inspire, motivate and engage. If you’re already using poetry in business, you’re in good company – President Obama received poetry coaching to elevate his speeches. 

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CORPORATE AND TEAM BUILDING POETRY WORKSHOPS ​

Poetry is an invaluable tool in the workplace. There are many ways you can integrate language and poetry into the workplace from facilitated workshops and coaching to team building events and conferences.

Poetry helps leaders to:

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Coaching and mentoring

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Executive Leadership Brand and Teambuilding

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Human Resources & Career management

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Creativity & Innovation

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Social Networking

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Conflict Resolution

CORPORATE AND TEAM BUILDING POETRY WORKSHOPS ​

Poetry is an invaluable tool in the workplace. There are many ways you can integrate language and poetry into the workplace from facilitated workshops and coaching to team building events and conferences.

At a colleague level, poetry can:

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Stimulate imagination and creativity

Increase divergent thinking and innovation

Boost employee engagement

Build connections within teams

Convey a mood or feeling

Help colleagues find their voice

Improve reflective practice and wellbeing

Question the way things are

Poetry helps leaders to:

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Communicate sincerely and honestly

Enhance their own empathy and understanding

Explain the reasons behind decisions

Simplify complex events and information

Express your personal brand

The scientific bit

Listening to poetry invokes an emotional response similar to hearing a moving piece of music. Poetry activates the part of the brain linked to introspection, making us feel tingly, think differently, and re-evaluate our lives and ourselves.  

If through finding your voice
They lose theirs
You have not found your voice  

If through making your choice
They lose theirs
Have you made the right choice?  

If by claiming your power
They become powerless
Are you really strong? 

If asserting your position
They lose theirs
Do you really belong?


Copyright Kate Jenkinson, 2016

Selected published works

We don’t employ poets here - DisruptHR Ignite Talk

Poetic License for Leadership - DisruptHR Ignite Talk

A spoken word reflection of a purpose vision and values coaching session

When Grandpa Built Sandcastles and Memories of Grandpa

Ghost Ship on the Seas of Change

Connect & Reflect sessions

Discover the power of words and build resilience through listening, sharing, and guided and wild writing.  

Join me online every Wednesday at 4.30-5.30pm GMT 

£49 per session 

Spontaneous endnotes

End your conference or event with impact!  

My spontaneous poetic endnotes surprise and delight, leaving audiences on a powerful emotional high. 

Contact me to learn more   

Readings & Eulogies

Celebrate life with a spoken word eulogy. I will help you gather your thoughts and feelings and express them in a reading or poem to commemorate and honour the life of your loved one. 

Contact me to learn more   

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