Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much.
- Helen Keller

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Finding your fighting spirit


When people talk about mind, body, spirit it is usually associated with calm and wellness; I believe that we can also be at our most powerful in the moments when we align our mind, body and spirit. That might sound a bit “woowoo” but bear… Read more

Thank you - say it like you mean it!


The simple act of saying thank you, authentically and fairly, can significantly improve relationships among colleagues and make workplace environments more positive for all who work there. Here are 5 ways your staff would like you to express your… Read more

Quote - Man never made any material as resilient as the human spirit - Bernard Williams

Resilience as a foundation to facing fear


There’s an intimate connection between overcoming fear and feeling resilient. After all how can you feel the fear and still step forward when in the back of your mind you believe that a negative outcome will significantly destabilise your ability… Read more

Employee roadmap for change at a bank

4 Steps to say it with impact


This isn’t a blog about infographics – but they do illustrate my point (pun intended!). We’re all bombarded with information every day and it is all too easy to get distracted, get lost in the detail or miss the main message. Leaders… Read more

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I don't do pink and fluffy, do you?


In my experience there are two main approaches to HR-type conversations and to coaching, there’s the head tilted on one side “issues and tissues” approach and then there’s the “I hear you, now what can you do about it”… Read more

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Do you recognise these 3 Steps to Burnout?


Some years ago one of my colleagues had a heart-attack 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 heart attack sounds melodramatic… Read more

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Scotland and a Demand for Trustworthy Politics


Today Scotland voted in a fair, legal and decisive democratic process to remain part of the United Kingdom, it is an historic day. Setting aside personal views on the integrity, intention, capability and results of the different political leaders, and… Read more

Derby Launch of Achievers Academy for Women


A new and inspirational community for businesswomen launched in Derby this week. Jo Cameron's exclusive and nationally acclaimed Achievers Academy for Women (AAW) opened its 17th group which will be led by myself, Angela Armstrong. The growing… Read more

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Angela's turnaround and programme management skills are exemplary. She gained the confidence of the board and led 11 work streams to a successful go-live. Angela is professional, capable, approachable, resourceful, and calm under pressure.
- Mark Trumper, previously senior manager at Accenture now NHS