How to build a warrior

Personal leadership specialist Jules Lewis on the Peak Performance Summit


The Peak Performance Summit teaches women resilience, self-belief and mindfulness. Jules Lewis sets out the stepping stones for Kate Dobinson.

We have high hopes for anyone who goes by the moniker ‘peaceful mountain warrior of the light’ and for someone who counts such things as full moons, hiking, climbing mountains and wild places as a source of inspiration.

Jules Lewis, a personal leadership specialist, is on a mission to unlock the highest personal and professional potential in the women of Abu Dhabi by using her ‘simple ancient wisdom for complex modern times’.

The Women’s Peak Performance Summit at Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa, led by Jules and Anna Heystek on May 23, consists of seven interactive masterclasses led by experienced presenters and coaches, and ending with a Dress for Success fashion show.

‘It’s going to be a high-energy, interactive summit – with strong sound and vision – there will be drumming between peaks, and music to match the speakers presentation topics,’ says Jules.

The theme of the day long summit is ‘inspire, discover and achieve’, and explores all areas of women’s life in their quest to succeed, touching on seven key areas of life, including physical, mental, career, environment, finance, spiritual and social.

‘It is the first event of its kind in the UAE and is aimed at women who believe in the power of investing in their personal growth and development,’ says Jules.

Delegates can network with a diverse group of women and walk away with solid action plans to reach their highest potential in addition to having access to the top tools, tips and strategies for success in all areas of their life.

‘To thrive in today’s world it is more important than ever for women to keep up to date with the knowledge and trends that play a key role in their overall success,’ continues Jules.

‘We also believe in the power of building a supportive network on the path to excellence, so we have created ample time for participants to connect with a diverse group of women and representatives of our key business and corporate partners.’

The first 50 people to sign up will receive a free copy of Timothy Ferriss’ The 4-Hour Workweek. Summit Dhs1,330, fashion show Dhs350, all inclusive package Dhs1,500. Student discounts available. Summit 9am-4pm, networking 4pm-5pm, fashion show 5pm-7.30pm. The Women’s Peak Performance Summit, May 23. Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara., Contact Sylvie Chehouri or Hazel Espiritu (02 417 3595).

Dream of success: books for your bedtime reading

#Girlboss, by Sophia Amoruso
A story about entrepreneurship and how one woman went from thief to chief and built a multimillion fashion brand that started with an ‘eBay business for dummies’ book.
‘The energy you’ll expend focusing on someone else’s life is better spent working on your own. Just be your own idol.’

The 48 Laws of Power, by Robert Greene
A mega cult classic based on the idea that today’s power elite share similar traits with historical characters such as Machiavelli and Julius Caesar. Completely amoral but wonderfully true to life.
‘Do not leave your reputation to chance or gossip; it is your life’s artwork, and you must craft it, hone it, and display it with the care of an artist.’

Nice Girls Don’t Get the Corner Office, by Lois P Frankel
This book is written for every professional woman out there who wants to get ahead but feels she is at an impasse in her career. The book documents 101 mistakes that sabotage women’s careers.
‘There is something you must always remember. You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.’

Hard Choices, by Hilary Clinton
She’s about to run as the first female president of the US, so we think that’s good enough reason to take this lady’s advice.
‘Learn to take criticism seriously but not personally.’

Jules’ tools

Resilience training
Turn adversity into advantage and threat into opportunity.

The power of three
Learn a Zen way of life to increase your productivity, creativity, adaptability and decision making.

Women’s mastermind and body boost
Learn practical strategies to transform how you eat, think and sleep.

Turn stress into success
Identify your stressors and learn the art of calm.

Cracking the confidence code
Learn techniques for bulletproof self belief.

Reaching new heights
Stuck on a plateau? Try neurolinguistic programming tools.

Stepping stones
Train your brain to be mindful.

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