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 Emotional Intelligence and mindfulness are both of interest for employers and employees alike. In a bid to help Midlands business gain a better understanding of these terms, consultant Lisa Spencer-Arnell will be speaking at a breakfast event (17 March) at Alfreton Golf Club.


The event is the third business breakfast event of its kind, organised by specialist accountancy recruitment agency Astute Recruitment. It aims to help professionals gain a better understanding of how emotional intelligence and mindfulness can impact work and leadership.

Recently, emotional intelligence and mindfulness have become recognised and acknowledged as key elements of business and personal success, outstanding performance, happiness and good health, with events like this in demand.

Managing director of Astute Recruitment, Mary Maguire said: “Due to popular demand, we are delighted to be hosting our second event on emotional intelligence with guest speaker, Lisa Spencer-Arnell. Our first event on this topic was so popular among attendees that we have booked Lisa again for another breakfast event.

“We are proud to be holding this event and hope it will benefit those in attendance to gain a better understanding of emotional intelligence and mindfulness in the workplace.”

Lisa Spencer-Arnell is ideally placed to explain emotional intelligence and wellness through her highly successful career as an international consultant, coach, speaker and author. Lisa’s extensive work on emotional intelligence has been widely praised and recognised.

Recruitment is a multi-award winning accountancy recruitment agency offering bespoke solutions to clients and helping candidates to find suitable positions. Astute is working to create events which inspire its clients and candidates across the East Midlands.

Breakfast will be served to attendees from 7:30 am, with speakers commencing at 7:45 am and the event closing for 9:00 am

The event, which is free to attend has limited spaces and can be booked online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/emotional-intelligence-for-business-success-tickets-31964190755

Roger & Joanna sharing top tips at NTU's Employability Workshop
Roger & Joanna sharing top tips at NTU’s Employability Workshop
Deborah Labatte Giving Tips To IoD Student Members
Deborah Labatte Giving Tips To IoD Student Members


Simon & Dean Sharing Their Wisdom on Interview Tips With IoD Student Members at NTU
Simon & Dean Sharing Their Wisdom on Interview Tips With IoD Student Members at NTU


Graham & Mary Sharing Tips On Assessment Centres & Psychometric Testing
Graham & Mary Sharing Tips On Assessment Centres & Psychometric Testing

It was a great evening working working with NTU’s Employability Team to provide support to the IoD’s Student Members. Splitting into 4 teams each led by a business owner and member of NTU, we each advised groups of IoD Student Members on tips and how to prepare for interviews, assessment centres, psychometric tests and more. The evening was a great success with really positive feedback from the students who attended. Thanks to the team at Nottingham Trent University, Deborah, Simon, Roger, Mary and of course the IoD Students!





Astute Recruitment hosting second event on Emotional Intelligence for business success
Astute Recruitment hosting 2nd event on Emotional Intelligence for business success

Due to popular demand, Astute Recruitment are delighted to announce our second event with guest speaker Lisa  Spencer-Arnell. Our first event at the end of last year in Branston on Emotional Intelligence was so popular amongst attendees with those who couldn’t make it saying that they would definitely attend another event if it was to the north of Derby closer to Junction 28 of the M1. So we are all delighted to announce we have booked Lisa again!

Our event will be held at Alfreton Golf Club, Wingfield Road, Oakerthorpe, Alfreton, DE55 7LH on Friday 17th March 2017 and will commence from 7.30am with complimentary teas/ coffees and breakfast cobs. Emotional intelligence and wellness  at work have become key topics of importance to business professionals.


  • What is more important to your financial success? IQ or Emotional Intelligence (EI)? 
  • What has the biggest impact on   achieving extraordinary results, building great relationships and being   fulfilled in life? 

Over recent years Emotional Intelligence and mindfulness have become recognised and acknowledged as key elements of business and personal success, outstanding performance, happiness and good  health.

In this interactive session, you’ll hear about and experience the positive difference EI can make in your  business and team, including: –
·        What EI really is and the role it plays in work & leadership.
·        What the research tells us about IQ & EI.
·        How our amazing brain works and what we can learn from neuroscience to get the best out of ourselves and others?
·        How you can increase your self-awareness through EI.
·        Mindfulness and the impact on your focus, clarity, and effectiveness.
·        The most important question you can ask yourself.
·        3 ways to raise your game and impact your results.

Lisa Spencer-Arnell is ideally placed to explain Emotional Intelligence and Wellness at work through her highly successful career as an International Consultant & Coach – Inspirational Speaker and Published Author. Her work on Emotional Intelligence has been widely praised and recognised.
This is the third breakfast business event hosted by Astute Recruitment and follows on from the great success of our previous events: –
Emotional Intelligence For Business Success with Lisa Spencer-Arnell” at Branston Golf Club
Strategies to win in business” at Geldards on Pride Park with Neil Back MBE.

Again we only have a limited number of spaces to attend our forthcoming breakfast on emotional intelligence so please register HERE to register and confirm your place on our dedicated Eventbrite Page.


Lisa Spencer-Arnell speaking at Astute Recruitment's first business breakfast event on Emotional Intelligence at Branston Golf Club
Lisa Spencer-Arnell speaking at Astute Recruitment’s first business breakfast event on Emotional Intelligence at Branston Golf Club

Lisa Spencer-Arnell: – Treasure Seeker, Leadership Consultant & Coach, Author, Speaker

Programme: –
7:30             Registration, complimentary tea / coffee and breakfast
7:45             Introduction
7:50             Lisa Spencer-Arnell
8:45             Opportunity for Q & A/ Networking
9:00             Close

Free car parking is available and if you have any special dietary requirements please contact Mary Maguire by email: – [email protected]


Astute’s Mary Maguire is looking forward to tonight’s employability event in conjunction with East Midlands IoD and Nottingham Trent University. This evening businessmen and women will be sharing tips and best practice to the IoD’s Student Members on key topics covering CV’s & application forms, Interviews, Assessment Days and Psychometric Testing and Networking! There will be an opportunity for questions and networking at the end which should give the IoD Students some key takeaways to enhance their employability in a competitive employment market. Mary will be working with small teams of students talking about assessment centres and psychometric tests giving some important advice to help the students secure a new career opportunity.