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Adding my voice to the masses

Adding my voice to the masses

After six months away from the blog, the time has come to share once again.

The power of support

The power of support

Four years ago I sent an email to four amazing women, inviting them to join me for a monthly inspiration group. Little did I know the life-changing magic that committing to meet once a month would bring.

Extraordinary, ordinary people

Extraordinary, ordinary people

A weekend trip to Poland had the surprising outcome of reaffirming my admiration and fascination with everyday people doing amazing things.

Why finding your people makes a difference

Why finding your people makes a difference

100 people, 100 days to create a close-knit community of people who are asking and answering hard questions about work, career and meaning. ~ mission of the Escape School Founding Members community When I saw that mission I knew I had to join this community […]

A place to belong

A place to belong

Jocks. Cheerleaders. Geeks. Thespians. Outsiders. Skaters. Hipsters. Emos. Every American high-school TV show and movie highlights the cliques that form in adolescence. The groups that seem to form naturally as we grow and get a sense of our identity and work out who we most […]

A different way of giving?

A different way of giving?

Since taking up a management position in a charity nearly 10 years ago, I have had a real interest in charities and the voluntary sector. And in the past couple of years social enterprises have really peaked my interest and I am often heard saying […]

The power of community

The power of community

As well as inspiring me to cherish the simplicity in my day-to-day life, the article by Dan Buettner also confirmed my belief in the power of communities. One sentence just stood up and shouted at me: “…it’s difficult to change individual behaviors when community behaviors […]

Finding your Olympic sport

Finding your Olympic sport

Over the past ten days I have found myself glued to the television. I can go to make a cup of tea, and see something on TV and then 10 minutes later I have to remind myself why I am in the kitchen in the […]

A collaborative building

A collaborative building

I’m always interested in finding new and better ways for collaboration to occur. So when I was reading Steve Jobs’ biography last week (Steve Jobs: The Exclusive Biography by Walter Isaacson) I was really excited to read that when developing the new Pixar building in […]

Diversity and equality

Diversity and equality

When those two words are used together, the first thing most people think of is the word “policy”. Every organisation needs an equality and diversity policy, but there is so much more to it than that. Diversity is the key to life. In the natural world […]