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- Helen Keller

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Some conversations are tough as hell for mentors in the workplace, as well as for the person they are speaking to. Leading with courage and compassion can be a great kindness. I was lucky enough to have a career mentor who showed me great compassion… Read more

Professional Services: Grounded Leadership


As the snow and high winds batter the North of England I am reminded of using the Angel of the North (height 20m and foundation 21m) as a metaphor for grounded leadership. A grounded leader is mentally and emotionally stable, makes practical and… Read more

"My" TEDx How to Solve the Stress Epidemic


Bloody hell, being a speaker at TEDx Leamington Spa was quite a ride! This blog is about my personal journey from burnout to bouncing back, and being a woman on a mission to engage hearts and minds so together we can avoid the impending burnout epidemic. Skip… Read more

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Do you recognise these 3 Steps to Burnout?


Some years ago one of my friends had a cardiac arrest in the office and died, he was a fit and healthy male in his mid 30s who was rising up the career ladder; he was survived by his wife and young child. If you think a cardiac arrest sounds melodramatic… Read more

Guest Blog: Are you taking a lunch break?


Is your business or organisation suffering with individuals who complain of feeling stressed, unmanageable workloads, not enough time in the day?  Comical as this may sound, ask them if they are taking a break from their work and work space? An… Read more

Burnout – statistics, symptoms and solutions


Work related stress continues to represent a significant ill health condition in the workforce of Great Britain. 2015/16 statistics show 11.7 million working days were lost due to stress (Source: Office of National Statistics).  2015/16 Statistics… Read more

The Cynic's Guide to Goal Setting


It’s that time of year again when people get all excited about the New Year ahead and enthusiastically declare their goals oblivious to the cynical glances of the non-goal-setters who expect that by mid-February everything will be back to normal.  You… Read more

How to banish internal conflict and frustration


You know when you've stood on a edge, those moments that just feel BIG, moments that change your identity, when internal conflict and frustration make way for irreversible growth and you step up to a higher version of yourself. If you enjoy living… Read more

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