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When you are working in-house in a senior level Comms role, it can be an invigorating and fulfilling experience.

It can also feel isolating, challenging, frustrating and lonely.

You’re in a visible role, often without peers, and expected to know all the answers.

I’ve been there. I understand how you feel and created the All Things IC Inner Circle to support, advise and nurture in-house Comms Directors and Heads of IC.

How does The All Things IC Inner Circle work?

If you’d like to work confidentially with a small group of peers, the Inner Circle is for you.

At its heart are fellow Comms professionals to share your experiences, problems and successes with.

We’re accountable to each other and I support and guide the group, so everyone can succeed.

The All Things IC Inner Circle is only open to six Comms professionals at a time.

Apply today for the June 2023 cohort.

What's it like to be part of the Inner Circle?

Alexandra Bîrlădianu has worked in IC worldwide for more than a decade, with experience in PR and corporate responsibility.

She says: “The Inner Circle is a gathering of professionals with a lot of experience. The benefits of the monthly meetings, both one on one with Rachel and as a group are fantastic. We have a lot of similar challenges but everyone has different approaches, so to tap into that knowledge is absolutely fantastic.”

How does the Inner Circle Mastermind work?

Alexandra continues: “Each time we pick a topic, and then everyone in the group shares how they would approach it or how they’ve approached it in their role. One by one we discuss a professional challenge that we have and then we receive advice from the group. That’s just brilliant because normally you don’t have the space and the access to these brilliant minds including Rachel’s.”

The Inner Circle is for you if you’re the most senior IC professional in your company, perhaps a Head of IC or Comms Director.

What's it like to be part of the Inner Circle?

Emma Tobin is Director of Internal Communication and Engagement at The AA.

She says: “Being fairly new to a bigger role in a new organisation with all the challenges that brings, the support I had from All Things IC has been invaluable. The one-to-one mentoring gave me the opportunity to get great advice and really challenged my thinking. The group sessions were an opportunity to discuss issues we were all facing and learn from people in the same situation. A really great, valuable experience I would highly recommend.”

What can I expect?

The All Things IC Inner Circle is a confidential group of in-house professionals who work together for six months. I don’t publicise who is in it, but members can choose to share their involvement. Please note this is not suitable for Comms Consultants.

Inner Circle membership

  • You’ll benefit from a monthly two-hour virtual Mastermind (via Teams) as a cohort. This gives everyone the opportunity to sit in the hot seat and benefit from the collective wisdom of the group.
  • In between sessions, we use a private discussion forum to test ideas, ask for advice and communicate with each other.
  • Power Hour 1-2-1 with me every month for six months, so I can personally support and advise you.
  • Access to two Online Masterclasses (non-VIP) to use yourself, or gift to a colleague or mentee.
  • Plus you’ll be sent an exclusive All Things IC Inner Circle bundle of stationery

Inner Circle membership

Would you like to be considered for the next cohort? Your investment is £6000 +VAT. Applications are welcomed from in-house professionals from around the globe.

We can also offer our Inner Circle membership without the Power Hours or Online Masterclasses. Your investment for this option is £3000 +VAT.

Applications are now open for the June 2023 cohort.

What people say
about All Things IC

I have to admit I was a little apprehensive when I first joined the Inner Circle, but from the very first session my fears were allayed and I quickly felt at ease in the group. The format actively encourages vulnerability and I have hugely benefitted from hearing other perspectives and have drawn from the rich experience of a small but perfectly formed group of highly experienced communications practitioners working across a range of sectors. Rachel and the All Things IC team excellently facilitate the Mastermind sessions, offering their insights and wisdom when required as well as generously sharing relevant resources.

Mark Dorey

Assistant Director of Communications and Engagement (Community), University of Leeds