3 Week Online Course: Redefining Success: What’s Your Long Win?

Tuesday, 19 January 2021
12:00 - 13:00 GMT
FREE to attend

Are you searching for a better way to succeed? Are you fed up with the cultural obsession of winning and looking for a way to redefine success? Find clarity, connect with your purpose and create a long term strategy to create happiness, health and success. This three week course is aimed to help you find clarity, purpose and to achieve long term success.

Too often we are driven by short-term targets and goals which lack in any longer-term meaning. This online course will ask you the questions to help you define your purpose, maximise your learning opportunities and to grow your connections to support you. This course exclusive to the Rising Network is delivered by Dr Cath Bishop, Author of ‘The Long Win: The Search for a Better Way to Succeed’. The course draws out the fundamental principles from the book and will equip you to develop resilience and your leadership potential.

Cath draws on her careers as an Olympic rower and conflict diplomat, combined with her experience of working with a wide range of organisations across sectors to raise performance, transform cultures and develop effective leadership and teams. As an Olympic rower, Cath competed at three Olympic Games. Highlights include winning the World Championships in 2003 and an Olympic silver medal in 2004.

As a diplomat for over a decade, Cath specialised in conflict issues, with postings to Bosnia and Iraq, as well as leading in Whitehall on the UK civilian contribution to stabilising conflicts around the world. These experiences equipped her with leadership, negotiating skills, resilience, and the ability to deliver outstanding performance under extremely challenging circumstances. Cath’s expertise lies in building effective leaders, developing resilience and high performing teams, and Cath has a passionate interest in helping women to reach their leadership potential.

In this three week online course you will learn first-hand from Olympian, former diplomat, author and business coach, Dr Cath Bishop the three main principles from her book, ‘The Long Win: The Search for a Better Way to Succeed.’

Module 1: Clarity

Held on: Tuesday 19th January 2021, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

In this session we’ll help you to clarify what matters, what drives you, and how that connects to your purpose and the wider contribution that you want to make. We’ll look at how to redefine success in a way that relates to everyday life and the longer-term, and help you to develop a broader set of criteria by which to define success (Spoiler: it’s not just about outcomes!)

Module 2: Constant Learning  

Held on: Tuesday 26th January 2021, 12:00 – 13:00, GMT

In this session we’ll look at how to develop a growth mindset so that you are open to all the learning opportunities that occur each day, and think about all the tools we have for learning, from feedback to coaching, from reflection to a marginal gains approach.

Module 3: Connection  

Held on: Tuesday 2nd February 2021, 12:00 – 13:00 GMT

In this session we’ll look at why transactional relationships don’t deliver for us and how to connect at a deeper level. We’ll also look at key figures in our network and think about how we might strengthen existing connections or reach out to make new ones who could bring value to what we do.

Each session will include a talk, exercises and group breakout sessions.

What you will learn:

  • How to find clarity and connect with your purpose
  • How to develop a constant learning mindset
  • How to develop and grow your network
  • How to collaborate vs compete

How you will benefit:

  • Understand what matters to us
  • Explore our motivations
  • Be able to shape our priorities
  • Redefine the meaning of success so that is works for you

Who should attend?

Suitable for anyone, any stage of career, any industry, managers or students.


Module 1 on Tuesday 19th January 2021: Clarity

Module 2 on Tuesday 26th January 2021: Constant Learning

Module 3 on Tuesday 2nd February 2021: Communication

Each session will follow this agenda:

12:00 – Welcome from the Rising Network Chapter Lead
12:10 – Masterclass by Dr Cath Bishop
13:00 – Event close


Cath’s book ‘The Long Win: The search for a better way to succeed‘ is published on 13 October 2020. But you can pre-order your copy HERE


How to book:

The event will take place on Tuesday 19th January 2021 at 12:00-13:00 GMT and registration closes on Tuesday 19th January at 09:00 GMT.

Places are limited so click RSVP to register today and avoid disappointment

This sessions would normally cost £135 + fees to attend for non-members but for the month of January we are making all our events open and free to event. 

  • Individual, Enterprise and Corporate members: Free to attend and included in your membership

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About Cath Bishop: Cath is an experienced leadership consultant, speaker, facilitator, and executive coach, and draws on her practical experience from two high pressure careers as an Olympic rower and a senior British diplomat specialising in conflict stabilisation.  Cath works with organisations who want to improve their performance, develop their leaders and teams and build an effective performance culture.
In her rowing career, Cath competed at three Olympic Games, Atlanta, Sydney and Athens, with highlights including winning the World Championships in 2003 and an Olympic silver medal in 2004. As a diplomat with the Foreign & Commonwealth Office specialising in conflict issues, Cath was posted to Sarajevo, Bosnia and Basra, Iraq, as well as leading in Whitehall on the UK civilian contribution to conflict stabilization around the world.
Her broader speaking and consultancy work includes companies such as Rolls Royce, McKinsey, professional services firms and a range of organizations across business, sport and the public sector.  Cath also teaches on Executive Education programmes at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University and at Imperial College Business School, London.
Cath has an MA in Modern Languages from Pembroke College, Cambridge, an MPhil in International Politics from the University of Wales, Aberystwyth, and a PhD in contemporary German literature from the University of Reading.  She is an Honorary Fellow of Pembroke College, Cambridge and the University of Wales Aberystwyth.  She sits on the Advisory Board of Surrey Business School and is an advisor to the non-profit organization The True Athlete Project.  Her first book, ‘The Long Win: The Search for a Better Way to Succeed’ will be published in October 2020.

About the Rising Network: We use the power of community to empower women to realise their true potential, and to achieve balance and happiness. Our vision is to be recognised as a global community that empowers women to become change makers and we enrich our members professionally and personally by providing resources and a supportive learning and networking environment. We offer online and face-to-face events and a forum to upskill where tools, strategies and techniques can be learned and developed. As well as supporting our individual members, we offer corporates, SMEs, universities and other networks our services to support L&D and D&I initiatives. For more information and to join us, visit therisingnetwork.com