Welcome to the Find Your Red Thread Course, where we gather to celebrate our squiggly stories, while making sense of them and ourselves.
Led by Grokkist founder Danu Poyner, whose professional journey is squigglier than a Norwegian fjord, Find Your Red Thread’s five live and interactive online workshops will delve into concepts and exercises that help you embrace your multi-dimensional self, weave an intertwined narrative, and find companionship with fellow curious explorers.
Each session is thoughtfully designed to address fundamental questions, guiding you to grasp your red thread and 'speak from the spool'. Topics include:
- What's your story?
- What do you want to be known for?
- How do you name your most sincere practice?
- What future are you stretching towards?
We'll also have plenty of thoughtful discussion and fun optional activities along the way, all of which will help guide your reflection as you complete your own personal Red Thread Worksheet.
In addition to the live sessions, you'll have access to recordings of all sessions, detailed lecture notes, readings, and materials.
You'll also have the opportunity to learn and connect with others in a dedicated online community space as part of a growing network of fellow curious explorers who are finding their own red thread.
Enrol now for just USD$125 (suggested tuition*) and join a cohort of people with varying backgrounds and experiences, all committed to unlocking new levels of understanding while gaining clarity and confidence in expressing the richness of our true selves.
When are the live workshops?
See below for dates and times for the next cohort's live workshops.
Weekly on Tuesdays (Wednesdays in Aus/NZ)
7 Nov, 14 Nov, 21 Nov, 28 Nov, 5 Dec (+1 day for Aus/NZ)
New York (ET) - 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Vancouver (PT) - 10.30am – 12.30pm
London (GMT) - 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Amsterdam (CET) - 7.30pm – 9.30pm
New Zealand (NZT) - 7.30am – 9.30am (+1 day)
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Can't make it or missed a session? No problem. All sessions are recorded so feel free to join anytime.
Your enrolment automatically rolls over into the next cohort so you can also catch the next one, or repeat a session!
What if the live workshops don't suit my timezone?
We recognise the available times may not suit everyone and are exploring additional options for future cohorts – get in touch at [email protected] with your timezone request and we will do our best to accommodate you.
For now, you're still welcome to join even if you know you can't make it – you will still have access to the recording and the community, and your enrolment automatically rolls over into the next cohort.
Ready to make sense of your squiggly story?
Suggested tuition* is $USD125Join Find Your Red Thread C1 today
Why take this course?
Can you draw a line through all your many careers, projects and lived experiences? A line that runs from where and how you show up in the world to what you’re good at, what holds your interest, and what you care about most?
The red thread is a conceptual tool for self-understanding. It enables us to recognise and communicate the underlying connections in our lives. It provides a framework for understanding the connections between our involvement in different projects, our capabilities, enduring interests, motivations, and the underlying questions that drive us.
By identifying and visualising our red thread, we can gain clarity about how our seemingly disparate interests and experiences are interconnected.
We can then navigate our diverse interests more confidently and convey our story with coherence, vitality and impact.
Finding your red thread is no mere personality quiz or personal branding exercise. It's a deep self-exploration, with the aim of being able to clearly see the shape of our personal stories in all their dimensions.
- 🎉 5x live and interactive online workshops (held every second week on Wednesdays 7pm ET)
- ▶️ Recordings of all sessions + accompanying notes, materials, and exercises
- 👥 Learn and connect with others in a dedicated online community space as part of a growing network of curious explorers finding their own red thread
- 📚 A growing library of further reading/learning suggestions contributed by your peers
Is this for me?
The Find Your Red Thread Course offers something for everyone, whether you're just starting out, feeling like you're always starting from scratch, or looking back on a lifetime's accumulated adventures and still deciding what to be when you grow up.
We welcome curious, non-traditional and neurodivergent learners seeking inspiration, knowledge, and a fun time, who want to make sense of the ideas swirling around in their heads, gain confidence in how to move forward, or unlock a new level of understanding.
Our playful approach to serious self-exploration combines intellectual depth with emotional intelligence and is sure to provide you with an enriching and thought-provoking experience.
The course is designed to be accessible to everyone, regardless of your age, background or experience. No pre-existing knowledge is necessary; just come as you are.
All you need to bring is your attention, digital presence, and a smile. And a beverage if you wish!
What to expect
Finding your red thread is about being more readily in touch with the questions that matter for leading a flourishing and meaningful life.
There's no predictable or particular formula to a red thread, but it's easy to recognise – it's what you hear when someone suddenly comes to life.
I call it "speaking from the spool".
It is a joy to be in the presence of someone speaking from their spool. Even if our cares and interests are not the same as theirs, the energy of their 'spool talk' will light us up and unconsciously give us permission to reconnect with our own.
When working with fellow grokkists to find their red thread, here are some of the questions I have found it useful to engage with most deeply.
I have divided these red thread questions into two types:
How your red thread shows up in your life in ways that are visible to others
- What projects and adventures am I involved in?
- What do I know about?
- What am I good at?
- What are my enduring interests?
The deeper and less visible truths that inform how your red thread unspools through your interests and actions
- What do I care about?
- What questions direct my search?
- What moves me into action?
- What future am I stretching towards?
These are chewy questions.
Biting into each one invites its own explosion of flavour. Together they constitute a meal that can take a lifetime to digest.
Is this the first time you're running this course?
We have already run an exploratory trial workshop and a full pilot cohort, in which we tested out the structure, format, and pacing. We learned a lot from these, and have made several tweaks and adjustments. We are now pleased to bring all of this learning to the very first formal cohort of Find Your Red Thread.
Can you run this course online or in-person for my school / organisation / community group?
We are happy to discuss options with you! Get in touch at [email protected] and let's talk.
Still have questions?
Get in touch at [email protected] and we'll help you out.