GC Monthly
- Edition 7.0 - 


Wow - what an event! GC Connect was so uplifting..."  This was just one of the positive pieces of feedback we received, following our recent GC Summit - GC Connect 2020. The event was a huge success and our speakers touched on some incredibly poignant issues.

With World Mental Health Day taking place over the weekend we want to draw your attention to a fantastic and heartfelt discussion between Dr John Mervyn-Smith, Chief Psychologist at The GC Index, and Shantonu Chundur, Founder & Creator of the CBTEACH® model working at Confluent Energy. Shantonu opens up about his experience with bipolar disorder. 

In December 2012 he was co-ordinating a billion-dollar programme. A month later he couldn't write more than a couple of words and then a couple of months later he was in a psychiatric clinic. Shantanu shared his story at our recent event -
you can hear more here.

You can find out more about our event below. We also include information about our NEW GCTV Channel and new partnership with Ambitious about Autism, a national charity for children and young people with autism.

We hope you enjoy the read and if you do have any questions or would like to find out more about how you can support Ambitious about Autism please do contact us.

Success at the first ever virtual GC Summit
GC Connect 2020
We all have a positive contribution to make wherever we are...

On the 9th and 10th September, more than 150 of our global GC Partner Community came together to enjoy two days of keynotes, insight, case studies and interactive sessions delivered by GC Partners and GCologists to leaders using The GC Index in their own organisations.

"Wow - what an event! GC Connect was so uplifting - it inspired me and provided insight that will not only help me deliver impactful results but also my team and the organisations I work with."

"It was great to meet so many like-minded, positive people who seem passionate about improving other people's opportunities." 

"Really great sessions and huge energy by all. Thank you, thank you!"

"Great job to hear how Trudie is hardwiring team effectiveness in at AstraZeneca...impressive work."

"Great panel discussion everyone. Very diverse from an industry perspective and extremely interesting and insightful."

The GC Index has always strived to create a movement, bringing people together to help individuals, teams and organisations make their best impact. We are delighted to say our latest GC Partner Summit did just this. You can watch our sessions here.

Visit the event website & take a look at our sessions
Ever wanted to know how The GC Index is helping drive change & impact?

Trudie Adcock, Global Enterprise Learning Director at AstraZeneca says, "The speed to impact and feedback that I have felt throughout the organisation when using The GC Index is amazing. People start using the language straight away without having to understand any complex theory in a way that is entirely non-confrontational."

Trudie goes on to say, "It's incredibly enabling for people because it gives them a vehicle and language they can use without being political. It enables people to have challenging and constructive conversations that help move things forward."  You can watch Trudie's session here.

All of the recordings from GC Connect 2020 are now available to view. More details can be found on the official website here.

Hear more from Trudie
New GC Partner: Ambitious about Autism

According to the Centers for Disease Control’s Autism and Developmental Disabilities Monitoring (ADDM) 1 in 54 children have been identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), however there are many more in schools who haven't yet been assessed.

These children often struggle to communicate and sadly only one in four autistic young people continue their education beyond school. There are so many incredibly successful people with autism who have shown the amazing contribution they make to the world, from Steve Jobs, Former CEO of Apple, to Albert Einstein.

People with Autism can struggle with the transition to employment
Without the proper support in schools, college and Universities people with Autism can really struggle with the transition to employment. In the UK alone around 700,000 people have autism yet just 16% of autistic adults are in full time paid employment.

Increasingly employers are starting to understand the value people with Autism can add by bringing different ways of thinking and problem-solving. But clearly there is still lots of work that needs to be done.

That is why we are delighted to announce The GC Index has partnered with Ambitious about Autism. We are using The GC Index framework and language to support their programmes. 

Ambitious about Autism have established their Employ Autism Business Ambassador Group consisting of like-minded business leaders working collaboratively to develop our Employ Autism programme.
Commenting on the new partnership with The GC Index Georgina Wilson, Head of Partnerships at Ambitious about Autism says, “We couldn’t be more excited and proud to partner with The GC Index, an organisation whose values and purpose are so aligned to our own - we both embrace difference and believe everyone has something to offer.
“We look forward to achieving positive change together by helping people with autism understand how they make their impact and making sure employers are enabled and empowered to recognise and support the valuable contribution that they can make to the workplace.” 

This is a good example of how we are working with charity partners. If you know a registered charity that might be interested in working with us or taking advantage of some of the complimentary services we provide to charities please contact us
A definitive guide to The GC Index
GC Partner, Xquadrant, has put together a definitive guide to The GC Index. This looks at how you can use The GC Index to increase personal impact, develop leaders, improve team impact, overcome diversity & inclusion, drive cultural change and much more.

GCologist, Richard Medcalf says, "Whilst The GC Index “looks and feels” like a personality assessment, it’s quite different.

"Whereas personality tests go deep into psychology, requiring you to imagine the possible causal chains guiding behaviours, The GC Index “cuts to the chase” and gets straight to the question of business outcomes."

You can read more here.
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We are delighted to let you know we have launched GCTV.

GCTV is incredibly easy to access, via The GC Index website. It includes interviews with Loraine Martins MBE, Director of Diversity & Inclusion at Network Rail to Frank Dick OBE, Sports Coach and Motivational Business Speaker and advice about how to build complementary relationships.

GCTV enables you to search for videos that are of interest to you. We will continue working with GC Partners to create new video content to tackle the myriad of challenges and significant opportunities individuals, teams and organisations, have when it comes to making an impact in their world.

Visit GCTV
Lose unhelpful labels with The GC Index
Every human has an impact to make regardless of boxes we put them in and that's how they should be valued. Here Dr GC & Nathan Ott, from The GC Index, have a tête-à-tête on Diversity, Equality and Inclusive Leadership.

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