What members have asked before joining the Lucidity Network

I find meeting new people and networking hard and I'm worried it's the sort of thing for really outgoing people Networking can be daunting and we’ve designed the Lucidity events with that in mind. I’m an introvert so I can empathize! I’m working hard to make the Lucidity events a friendly place for everyone. If you engage on the Lucidity Network Facebook Community you’ll already know some people before you arrive which helps with the pre-event nerves. 

I don’t understand the benefit for me If you ever feel that you don't achieve your full potential then the Network will help you to get the results you want. Sometimes with something new you’ll only really know if it’s for you if you give it a go. Try the Lucidity Network for 3 months as a test If you take the actions that we recommend and you get no benefit we’ll give you your money back. 

I'm not sure what I can get from networking events. Who you know is as important as what you know. Lucidity networking events provide an opportunity to connect with people in similar positions as well as people with completely different backgrounds, skills and experience. It’s an opportunity to help others, learn from others, problem solve, empathize and celebrate success. At Lucidity networking events someone will know someone or something that can help you – you’ve just got to show up to give people the opportunity to step in and help. 

All the events seem to be in London. I don’t live in London so what’s the value for me? Currently the majority of Lucidity Network members are based in or near London. We hope to be able to escape the London bubble as the network grows. In terms of value, you get access to a hive mind of Lucidity Network members offering 100's of years of knowledge, skills and experience, new content every month and a live webinar where you can ask your questions direct to an expert (as well as the content that’s already in the Lucidity Network archives). We connectyou to mentors and mastermind groups and membersare the first to know about discounts on training and events. We think it’s a steal even without the network events.  

I'm not really sure exactly what I'll get from it You get a practical tools each month on a specific topic that will help you get better results (for example confidence, personal brand, resilience, being creative etc) , a webinar with a guest expert on that months topic where you get to ask your questions directly, access to a confidential Facebook Community to offer advice and support, informal monthly meet-ups, access to help with mentoring and mastermind groups and a networking event each quarter with a guest speaker. All this adds up so what you really get is knowledge, skills and confidence to take action and get better results.  

What happens if I start and it doesn't work for me? You have 14 days to change your mind if you sign up and think ‘OMG what have I done?!’. No questions asked! 

And we’re so sure it’s a good thing we offer a money back guarantee. Try it for 3 months as a test. If you take the actions that we recommend and you get no benefit we’ll give you your money back.

I'm not sure about coaching - it's been a one size fits all when I've come across it before. We take care to match your needs to a coach that has the skills and experience and importantly rapport with you to be able to help you. Before you sign up to coaching you have a free no obligation 30-minute discovery call with a coach to understand each other and check on both sides that you want to go ahead. A one size fits all approach doesn’t work.  


What if I leave my place of work and it's not being paid for any more? If your organisation has paid for your membership it technically belongs to them. They might let you keep it when you leave. Otherwise you can buy a new membership just for you. 

I have no idea what coaching is and don't know if I even want it Coaching with Lucidity Network is 1:1, either on phone, Skype or face-to-face in 1.5 hour chunks. And we recommend a minimum of 4 sessions to get results. Coaching helps you focus and to work through specific issues, for example, advice on managing a complex project, navigating difficult work relationships, building your confidence for public speaking or unpicking what your next career step might be. The most important thing is to work out what you think your needs are and we ensure that we match you to a coach that can supply you with the type and level of support you require. Coaching has helped me enormously at different stages in my career, and I do think it’s one of those things that you have to do to fully understand the benefit. If you’d like to have an informal chat with one of our coaches to find out more, get in touch hello@lucidity.org.uk  

What will I get from it that's different to what I can find by doing my own web searches? We go down the Internet rabbit hole on a topic so you don’t have to. We curate the best content we can find and check sources. We also set you specific actions around a topic that we know, from our experience and research will make impact on your results. You also have the Facebook Community that has a wealth of knowledge and recommendations.

What is a mastermind group? It’s a group of people that meet regularly (roughly monthly) to help each other problem solve, give and receive advice and provide encouragement. Groups can either meet online, e.g. on Skype or Zoom or face-to-face. It’s focused on taking action, so after each meeting you have actions to take to move forward and it’s an effective way to make progress because you’re accountable to the group. Groups work best as a minimum of four people and a maximum of eight. 

How do I join a Lucidity Network mastermind group? We match people with complementary skills and experiences. You just let us know broadly what areas you want to work on. We’ll bring a group together and facilitate the first meeting - which focuses on introductions. After that you decide if you want to go ahead. If you do the group manages itself, with guidance if needed. If the group doesn’t feel right or doesn’t work we have a re-match.

How do you help me get a mentor? We encourage you and provide guidance to help you seek out your own mentor. We can also help find you a mentor. First you tell us what you’re looking for a mentor to help you with and we then go out to our network to find a suitable person. It’s done on a one to one individual basis. The mentoring is not paid for so relies on mentors wanting to give something back and help others.  

 

How do I become a mentor? Being a mentor is also a great experience and it's not the case that you have to have years and years of experience to be a great mentor. We have guidance to help you seek your own mentee. We can also help find you someone to mentor. First you tell us what you’re looking to help someone with and we then go out to our network to find a suitable person. It’s done on a one to one individual basis.  

 

What’s the ask anything online meeting? It’s like a coaching meeting. Every month you have the opportunity to be on a Zoom call with Lucy and other Lucidity Network members to ask your work questions and seek help and advice. The meetings last up to an hour and a half, depending on the number of people that attend and complexity of the questions! It’s a great way to sense check something you’re working on and get a different perspective on things. 

I can’t afford it If you want to take the lead in building your career you have to prioritise YOU. The Lucidity Network is designed to be an affordable way to do this - if YOU really want to. Its £21 with an early bird offer or £210 a year. It's less than you spend on coffee. If you want to kick start your own development and get some better results for yourself then its a steal.  

 

I really want to join, but I can't persuade my manager it's a good idea Is that because they have no budget? Can you be creative about which budget line it comes from? Will your manager sign it off as a test? We are so confident that the Lucidity Network makes a difference to your results that if you join for 3 months, take the actions that we recommend and see no benefit we’ll give you your money back. 

I can’t buy online I need to invoice That’s no problem, drop an email to hello@lucidity.org.uk and we’ll arrange an invoice for you.  

I'm so busy at work I don't know how I will find the time That's up to you. If you’d like to get better results then you’ll need to invest a bit of time. We’d suggest finding 2 hours a month as a minimum. The more you put in the more you’ll get out.

What if there isn't anyone from my industry or sector in the membership? It’s a good thing! The mix of diverse experience, and different people and sectors is part of the Lucidity Network’s value. Plus if you’d like to invite more people from your sector ask us about our recommend a friend offers by emailing hello@lucidity.org.uk. 

I’ve not done anything like this before Try the Lucidity Network for 3 months as a test. If you engage with the network, take the actions that we recommend and get no benefit we’ll give you your money back. Sometimes with something new you’ll only really know if it’s for you if you give it a go. 

I’m not on Facebook so I’ll lose out The Facebook Community is a big part of the Lucidity Network. It’s the place to connect directly with other members, ask questions and learn. It might be worth considering setting up a Facebook profile just to interact with the Lucidity Network. However if you choose not to, you still get regular content including downloads, webinars and events as well as access to mentoring and mastermind groups.  

What happens if the topics aren't what I need? We pick topics based on what we know can have a big impact on peoples results based on our skills and experience. We also ask the network, what their biggest problems are as well as what they think they need on a regular basis to ensure that our topics are relevant. You can get in touch at any point with topic suggestions at hello@lucidity.org.uk