July Picks From Adapt

Summer is officially upon us. The new season brings a new set of inspiring events, reads and podcasts handpicked by the team at Adapt for you…

Get involved with the Adapt community at one of these exciting events:

Community drinks

Get ready for the weekend at our community drinks event on Friday 28th July. It provides the perfect chance to unwind from a week at work, connect with your fellow coworkers and enjoy a (hopefully) sunny July evening whilst sipping on your favourite tipple.


Guitar taster session

Break the office routine and join a free guitar taster session in The Clubhouse on Thursday 20th July. Not only is it a chance to pick up a new hobby, but playing guitar has been shown to improve memory, enhance concentration and boost creativity, making it a helpful pastime for the freelancers and entrepreneurs among us who are aiming to think up their next big idea.


Upgrade your TBR (To Be Read) List with these recommended titles:

The Confidence Gap: From Fear to Freedom by Russ Harris

Many people miss out on the best opportunities in life due to a lack of self-confidence. Whether it’s public speaking, asking someone on a date or saying yes to a new job, sometimes we just don’t have the self-belief to face our challenges. Luckily, The Confidence Gap provides a hands-on self-help guide to overcoming that fear, laying out useful techniques for tackling difficult emotions through mindfulness-based therapy which can help to build genuine confidence.


The Squiggly Career by Helen Tupper and Sarah Ellis

Career paths aren’t always linear. In fact, they often tend to involve moving frequently between roles, locations and even industries before finding the right fit. Switching careers can feel overwhelming and stressful, but if you know how to make the most of the changes then it can open up a world of opportunity.

The Squiggly Career aims to help readers discover their values, improve their confidence and explore the exciting possibilities of moving jobs. It’s packed with useful research and tips on how to navigate the challenges of the modern work landscape that will help you to be happier and more successful in your occupation, no matter which line of work you decide to pursue.


Level up your listening with these motivating podcasts

Happy Place with Fearne Cotton

In this chart-topping podcast, Fearne Cotton talks to inspiring people about life, loss, love and the bigger picture as she uncovers what happiness means to them. Her guests feature a multitude of famous faces, wellness experts and influential individuals – notable examples include Stephen Fry, Miriam Margolyes and Dawn O’Porter. Listen to them open up about their highs, lows and everything in between.


The Louis Theroux Podcast

The famous documentarian, journalist and broadcaster, Louis Theroux, has turned his hand to podcasting. Tune in on your morning commute as he talks to fascinating figures from around the world through a series of in-depth interviews that cover everything from their upbringing and relationships to overcoming anxiety and dealing with grief. Episodes we recommend listening to include ‘Shania Twain on her challenging upbringing, epic career and her divorce’ and ‘Tan Frace on life in the US, the phenomenon of Queer Eye and dealing with racism’.