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The Action and Traction Programme is a proven, step-by-step, 11 month online programme to help your child set themselves up for success. It will:
Your child’s whole life is affected by landing the university and job of their dreams.
The Action and Traction Programme will let your child in on how to sparkle in their university and job applications, setting them up for making the most of future career opportunities and to develop into well-adjusted, happy adults
“Natalie, a big thank you for providing all this information. There are so many things that, unless you speak to people in-the-know, you will never find out and when you do it will be too late! Schools simply do not tell you all these things. I know many children who are bright and hardworking that have not got their first choice even with the good grades, simply because they just did not know some of the “tricks”. For me, particularly, has been an eye-opener, I didn’t study in the UK and I am shocked at all the things you need to do before applying.”
What is The Action and Traction Programme?
The Action and Traction Programme is an eleven month programme, designed to help your child stand apart from other candidates. They will get noticed by the top universities and organisations for all the right reasons so they can take the most enriching next step in their life and create a future full of opportunities and personal growth.
Part One: The Big Idea Incubator (September-December 2020)
First, your child will work on building a personal authentic brand. This will benefit them now and for the rest of the lives as they will get previously unavailable opportunities and the attention of the top universities, organisations and employers. They will be able to use this blueprint anytime they come to a new phase in their life and want to develop further.
Once they have a good grip on their brand, they will learn how to grow and leverage their ideas. We will work together to find an authentic way for them to become an influencer of their Big Idea - think Malala Yousafzai, Emma Gonzales, ShidenTekle and Mohammed Manan Ansari.
With The Big Idea Incubator, your child will be supported to:
What’s included with The Big Idea Incubator:
Part Two: The Group Mastermind (January- March 2021)
The mastermind is two months of online mentorship (6 sessions) in which your child will get feedback on their signature projects and will give feedback on others. They will accelerate their self-development and their ability to present ideas, challenge others, and take on board feedback. These are the skills the top universities are testing in their interviews. The Group Mastermind will give your child the edge on other candidates as they practise talking about their ideas.
It will involve:
Innovators and leaders need to be able to succinctly explain their mission in a way that gets people on board from the word go. When you sign up for The Action and Traction Programme, your child will get private coaching with Natalie Lancer on how to develop their elevator pitch so they can persuade university admissions tutors and hiring professionals that they are enthusiastic about their subject and a great candidate for the course, in a personal statement and interview.
It will cover:
• Acing an interview. Your child will gain skills that allow them to discuss their signature project with confidence for universities or future job opportunities.
• Submitting a standout application. Your child will write the section of the application which uses their signature project to evidence their passion for their dream university subject
What’s included with Nailing The Elevator Pitch:
• Showcasing The Signature Project In The Personal Statement The personal statement is part of a university or job application which conveys what type of candidate the student is, while demonstrating the student is both interesting and serious about their topic. Showcasing The Signature Project will help your child write a persuasive and stand out piece for the Personal Statement which will give them the edge on other candidates. It’s never too early (or too late!) to start your Personal Statement. Your child will actually write a paragraph (or two!) which will be able to be copy and pasted into any application.
• Speaking With Confidence Practising speaking with adults about ideas they are passionate about is key to acing university or job interviews. Speaking With Confidence will give your child the time and space to develop their ‘elevator pitch’. In other words, they will learn how to get across the most important points about their signature project. Your child will make a recording of themselves talking about their project which they can then listen to and practise nearer the time of their interview. Your child will have the tools to shine in their interview to ensure their application gets to the ‘yes’ pile.
"One to one conversation with Natalie is a game changer – might make the difference between getting in and not"
Who is The Action and Traction Programme for?
The Action and Traction programme is best for children who:
The Action and Traction Programme will showcase your child’s potential to the gatekeepers of your child’s dreams.
Meet Your Expert
Natalie Lancer is an Oxford Graduate. She knows how getting into your dream university dream job can set you on the right path for life.
She is a former secondary school teacher and Assistant Head. She was the Director of Higher Education at Immanuel College for many years and has been advising students and parents on how to get into top universities including Oxford and Cambridge as well as top subjects like Medicine, Law, Economics, and Veterinary Science since 2010. She’s published two books: Getting into Oxford and Cambridge and Techniques for Coaching and Mentoring.
"I am so glad we are doing this. Love the way you tease out information and answers. I know this whole exercise will help him gather his thoughts and think of his future. Thumbs up from me".
You will be asked to book your child’s first two one-to-one sessions (The Big Idea Incubator) with Natalie which take place between September and December 2020. The Group Mastermind will run over six sessions from January to March 2021 on Mondays at 7pm. You will then be prompted to book The Nailing The Elevator Pitch one-to-one session which will take place between May and August 2021. Simply email her at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up your appointment.
The course is 11 months long and all sessions will take place within the 11 months. When you sign up for The Action and Traction Programme, you will be sent the Action and Traction Workbook by post straight away. Your child can keep the workbook, the recordings from their one-to-one sessions and of course, their Signature Project forever.
As long as you give Natalie 48 hours’ notice, the one-to-one sessions can be rescheduled. The Group Mastermind sessions are fixed as they involve other students. Life is busy and your child may well have to miss one or two of the group sessions. However, please note, the group sessions will not be recorded. Of course, to get the most out of the programme, it is best if your child attends all or most sessions.
You bet. You can sign up for a 10 month payment plan for The Action and Traction Programme here.
Of course! When you sign up for The Action and Traction Programme your child will get three hours of 1:1 time with Natalie. She will be guiding your child step by step through the whole programme to make sure your child’s application stands out.
Yes. The Action and Traction Programme will make sure your child gets noticed by the top universities and employers for all the right reasons. These applications are crucial in your child’s life. You want all the 1:1 help you can get. Once you’ve registered for The Action and Traction Programme, you’ll be given a link to set up further 1:1, paid coaching time if you feel you need it to use however you like.
To build a solid personal statement for university applications, we need to plan, channel and showcase the interests of our children. The Action and Traction Programme will ensure that your child is on track to explore their interests, around which, later they can weave a personal statement story. This cannot be done last minute and has to be planned properly. The Action and Traction Programme will ensure that precious time is not wasted in the initial years. Natalie, an experienced coach, teacher and university expert, will guide your child and give them the confidence to undertake a project to share with the community. She will help spark your child's thoughts and ideas to achieve some concrete and outstanding goals, which will impress universities and top employers.