View from the Chamber – 5.11.20

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Is your work-life balance stressing you out? If so, you’re definitely not alone.

Managing stress can be difficult at the best of times; but throw in a pandemic, a huge degree of uncertainty and continual rapid change, and it’s no wonder that so many of us feel stressed, anxious, and struggling to cope.

We all have beliefs about stress and find our own ways to cope but are we making the best choices to really help us excel under pressure?

We’re pleased to invite Lochaber Chamber of Commerce members to an exclusive online member event – Excelling Under Pressure – led by Suzy Beaumont, founder of Change your World Events.

Her organisation brings together leading experts to inspire, motivate and empower, creating a ripple effect of positive change for individuals and organisations. Suzy is also an accredited facilitator with the Stress Management Society, delivering its courses to businesses across the UK.

The Excelling Under Pressure interactive workshop on Monday November 23 is designed to build self-awareness, resilience and to empower individuals to recognise workplace stress and tackle stress-related challenges at work through effective coping strategies.

In the workshop, we’ll explore some of the flawed strategies that people commonly use to deal with stress at work and provide more beneficial alternatives, including practical exercises and techniques designed to increase personal resilience.

This free workshop is for Lochaber Chamber of Commerce Members only and numbers are limited.

During lockdown and beyond, Lochaber Chamber has continued to provide our members with targeted events to help with staffing issues, training on new technology, employment law, change management, ministerial meetings, local networking and more.

If you’d like to benefit from the events, promotion and other business support on offer from Lochaber Chamber of Commerce, see our website for more information on becoming a member or drop us an email to

We’re a friendly team who go out of our way to support local businesses in whatever ways we can. Join us and we can help you too!