“If the ladder is not leaning against the right wall, every step we take gets us to the wrong place faster…”

Stephen R Covey

What we do and why

My Next Chapter provides coaching and facilitation spaces for individuals and organisations to think and plan for what’s next.

The choices we make are hugely important with the potential to impact for many years to come. Given the global pandemic, the stakes are even higher for us all. We need support to make the right choices for ourselves and our organisations and space to look at these things, in a wider context, to help achieve clarity, set intentions and create plans to deliver them.

We do this work to increase impact and effectiveness in the lives of individuals and organisations, and to ensure better outcomes of what we do and how we do it.

Who we work with

We work specifically with thinking and doing people, people who make things happen, leaders, creatives, social entrepreneurs, change makers, risk takers and those who want to live and work ‘beyond the pay packet’. Whatever the context, the people we work with have a number of things in common; they are experiencing a time for change and want to make a difference to other people’s lives.

Why people come to us

Individuals and organisations come to My Next Chapter because they:

  • Are at a cross-roads, with important decisions to make and want to create a change plan for themselves or their organisations
  • Are stuck or confused by too many options or perceived complexity
  • Need space and support to generate fresh thinking
  • Need to clarify what’s important and what needs to prioritised
  • Need to explore and clarify the impact they want to have
  • Want to create space to generate alignment, well-being and resilience

How we work

My Next Chapter programmes provide space to ask powerful questions. Using a coaching facilitation style the process allows individuals and organisations to make important decisions to create change. We do this in a supportive and challenging way, disrupting default patterns generating new thinking and behaviours. We work in a safe, creative and engaging way, providing an environment where people are able to be themselves and stretch themselves.

The sessions draw on thinking and theories from positive psychology, philosophy, resilience, and emotional intelligence and uses a coaching based approach to facilitation.

Our values

Our core values underpin all our work:

My Next Chapter - Values

Who and what we are

My Next Chapter is a Limited Company social enterprise using what we do to affect social change and generate impact. We focus on meaning and purpose; what we love and are good at as a way to ensure we are making our best contribution to change. We are intentionally small-working with a team of expert freelancers and with relationships at the heart of what we do.

Bev Morton in studio

About My Next Chapter Founder, Bev Morton

Bev Morton - My Next ChapterBev Morton is an accredited coach and facilitator who has worked in the cultural and social sectors for over 30 years. Bev has been exploring what most effectively generates individual and organisational alignment, well-being and resilience as a means of increasing impact.

Bev is a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts (FRSA), she was a Fellow on the Clore Leadership Programme (2005/6). She has founded four companies including My Next Chapter and previously set up The Art of Possibility in 2007 providing leadership coaching and facilitation to individuals and over 350 cultural and social leaders and organisations.

This also included the award winning Bradford based arts charity, Artworks Creative Communities and Manchester accessories design firm, Blubber.

She worked with Clore as one of the Short Course facilitation team for over nine years in addition to being a coach, workshop leader and active listener for the Clore Social Leadership Programme. She is an accredited action learning facilitator, accredited to Practitioner level in Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP) and a Member of the Association for Coaching.

Collaborators

Collaboration is central to the way of working for My Next Chapter; this creates in-built resilience for both the work and the impact we have as a result.

From coaching to design work and accounting, the company is underpinned by a number of specialists working in what they are good at and love doing.

The approach is also about the ‘synergy’ of collaboration; the right people working together on the things that drive them and at the right time.

Key collaborators include:

Kevin Roberts

Web design and print designKevin has worked closely with Bev over the last 13 years. Flexible, patient and an all-round active listener; he makes what’s in your head a reality.

Lucy

Lucy Hawthorne

FacilitatorLucy is a facilitator and coach working with people and organisations with world changing ambitions! She’s a campaigner at heart and has worked with charities, NGOs and community groups over the past 15 years on a wide range of social and environmental issues.

My next Chapter - collaborator Bryony

Bryony Jade Throup

Marketing AssistantBryony is a marketing assistant and photographer who focuses on brand awareness and digital design. She works with brands to increase visibility and content creation.

Rachel Shaw

MarketingRachel is passionate about marketing strategy and brings her expertise, rooted in knowledge, warmth and style. Without jargon, she helps us to develop our marketing, communications and social media.

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Alison Camwell

Organisational DevelopmentAlison has over 30 years’ experience in project management, marketing and more. She left the corporate world to help start-ups, small business owners and scaleups get ‘stuff’ done and help fully realise the business’ growth ambitions. She’s working with the team to help deliver our vision for My Next Chapter, whilst we continue to make a meaningful difference for people.

Matthew Warters

Matthew Warters

FinanceMatthew’s work helps us to continue to thrive after 13 years.

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Do you understand the nature of your own confidence – Where is it present? What are the conditions where it is under pressure?💡We are diving deep into one of the biggest, most consistent themes that has been present in My Next Chapters Open Programmes - confidence and the impact of the lack of it in creating change. This is why we have developed this My Next Chapter Intensive; Confidence to Change, Confidence Clinic.We would like the opportunity for those who don’t necessarily have the capacity to join our extended Open Programmes, to connect with us through an Intensive sessions to create space to give confidence focus #MyNextChapterforChangeThese Intensives are short, snappy, interactive sessions which provide a deep study into specific aspects of change, which are designed for maximum learning and impact.Will you join us? Register here 📲 bit.ly/MNCIntensivesReg1fb#selfdiscovery #selfleadership #wellbeing#Resilience #ChangeCoach #challenges #challenge #challengeyourself #motivation #goals #inspiration #explore #stretch #flexibility #stretchlearning #outofyourcomfortzone #learningzone ... See MoreSee Less
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#Announcement 🌱 Introducing….My Next Chapter Webinars! Our NEW Intensives Programmes provide spaces for you to think and plan for what’s next...During this time of change, many of us are re-evaluating and re-prioritising how we live and work. My Next Chapter Intensives are short, snappy, interactive sessions which provide a deep dive into a specific aspect of change and designed for maximum learning and impact.Are you ready to dive into your next chapter?👇🏻 ( See below for what we have in store). 🌿Intensives Programme: Confidence to Change, Confidence Clinic ( 21st July 2021 | 11.00am- 12.30pm).🌿 Intensives Programme: Choices and Impact(28th July 2021 | 4pm-6pm).Want to discover more information about our Intensives and Open Programmes? 📲Register here👉🏻http://bit.ly/EventRegisterMNC More info👉🏻http://bit.ly/MNCProgrammeInfo #MyNextChapterForChange #wellbeingjourney #wellbeingatwork #reflectivepractice #reflections #personaldevelopment #leadership #goalsetting2021 #goalsettingtips #challengeyourself #reflectivejourney #selfcare #wellbeing #selflove #breathwork #relax #resetwellbeingcards #mentalhealth #anxiety #stress #stressmanagement #worklifebalance #realease ... See MoreSee Less
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How are we all feeling today? We challenge you to finish the caption ‘If my body could talk, it would say……’🌱To allow the mind and body to align, it’s great to check in with yourself. We would love to hear your thoughts and self observations! 👇🏻Please comment below 👇🏻#MyNextChapterReflections #recharge #wellbeing #wellness #mindfulness #healthylifestyle #meditation #motivation #healing #healthyliving #happiness inspiration #mindset #nature #positivity #mindbodyspirit #changecoach #findyourvoice #meetyourneeds #selfawareness #selfunderstanding #understandyourself #selfkindness ... See MoreSee Less
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5 days ago

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Do you manage productivity effectively?Being proactive rather than reactive. Without battling time it shifts what really matters to you and puts that at the forefront of your choices. Being intentional with your priorities makes room to cultivate growth. “You do not just wake up and become the butterfly—growth is a process.”Really inspired by the work of poet @rupikaur_ - everything she writes beautifully shines a light on growth within us all!#homebody #poetry #growth #boundaries #selfcare #changecoach #productivity #align #love #alignment #energy #balance #meditation #healing #nature #awaken #peace #gratitude #breathe #selfcare #mindfulness #grounded #rootedandgrounded #intention #growingselfknowledge #choices #MyNextChaperforChange #MyNextChapterReflection ... See MoreSee Less
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Does anyone else need a reflective break? 💡Social media has a world of importance and benefits but it’s important to remind yourself of the prosperity of reflective screen breaks throughout your day...How screen breaks can aid your daily life👇🏻🌱They bring you back to present-moment awareness. Your purpose and flow of life can be interrupted by technology, , so by shutting off from screens this can help realignment with your own purpose. 🌱Make deeper connections through face to face interactions and experiences. 🌱By making the mind less ‘busy’ we often improve our productivity and learning capabilities. 🌱Improvements to sleep- one of the most important foundations of physical and mental health!Step outside for 15 minute, recharge when you can and breathe in nature!#recharge #screenbreak #wellbeing #wellness #mindfulness #healthylifestyle #meditation #motivation #healing #healthyliving #happiness inspiration #mindset #nature #positivity #mindbodyspirit #screentimealternatives #changecoach #Mynextchapterforchange ... See MoreSee Less
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