Are you brave enough to be you?

Are you brave enough to be you?

Do you ever hear something that someone says and think Yes they’ve nailed it, those words, that phrase really gets to the heart of it.  That was me this weekend as I heard this question as I was listening to a brilliant podcast with Dr Rangan Chatterlee and Gareth Southgate this weekend.  Gareth Southgate was…

Sparkly Shoes and Trust

Sparkly Shoes and Trust

In order to create workplace cultures where people thrive and grow, we have to cultivate environments where trust is at the heart of everything we do. We need trust in order to be ourselves, to have the conversations that will help us to breakthrough, to find the courage to ask for help, to stand up…

Happy International Women’s Day

Happy International Women’s Day

I can’t let International Women’s Day pass without acknowledging this beautiful and remarkable woman, Alice. My Grandmother who I shared with 4 other grand kids who loved her dearly, and mother to my brilliant Dad and my Aunt Ju. Alice was the most wonderful Grandmother.  She was so kind and gentle. She made the best…

How well equipped are you to emerge stronger from a post-pandemic world?

How well equipped are you to emerge stronger from a post-pandemic world?

The global pandemic forced us to work differently. Remote working was imposed on many of us and propelled us to experience work in new ways. For all the challenges associated with it, the pandemic has also created possibility for positive change; challenging pre-held conceptions of how the workplace needs to be to operate effectively highlighting…

Same storm, different boats. #bekind

Same storm, different boats. #bekind

Well, here we are again in another national lockdown… Following last night’s announcement, I was reminded that whilst we may all be in the same storm, we are definitely not all in the same boat.  For some, not much will have changed. For others, everything has changed. Some continue to put their lives at risk…

Jelly legs, Courage and Compassionate Cultures

Jelly legs, Courage and Compassionate Cultures

I love walking in nature and exploring new places. Last weekend I was lucky enough to spend a few days soaking up the glory of Autumn in the Lake District. The picture you can see on the blog post is one of elation and joy – of feeling on top of the world. It truly…

What’s your picture of leadership?

What’s your picture of leadership?

If you had to draw a picture that represents what leadership means to you, what picture would you choose and what are the words and memories that come to mind?   The picture that comes into my head is one of immense joy; of looking up to the sky, stretching high and wide and feeling I…

Why do we loose the bubbling enthusiasm of being 4?

Why do we loose the bubbling enthusiasm of being 4?

I was smiling all the way home from my dog walk this morning. I made a delightful new friend on the park today. He was skipping along, little bag of duck food over his arm, with his mum and younger brother. As our paths crossed he stopped and looked up at me, and said ”…

Why gazing at the stars is good for the soul… and our work
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Why gazing at the stars is good for the soul… and our work

This summer I found myself with evenings at home and a distinctly different social life to previous summers. It did lead to a number of evenings with a glass of wine in hand, sat in the garden enjoying the peacefulness of the night sky looking at the stars. I found it surprisingly grounding and rebalancing…

Looking for joy in the most unexpected places

Looking for joy in the most unexpected places

I’ve just finished reading an article by Richard Askwith in this month’s Runners World magazine. One sentence made me feel so sad, it almost stopped me in my tracks for a few minutes, on finishing the article it filled me with a sense of excited anticipation of what Richard’s way of thinking had set of…