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Creating Communities

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.

Let’s not blame the tool

Let’s not blame the tool

In a world where we can seemingly be connected to thousands of people at once I am constantly aware of how isolated people feel. Where the focus of many young people is on having MORE followers and MORE likes it seems to come at a […]

Together we are stronger

Together we are stronger

This morning I woke to the sad news of a hostage siege at the Lindt Café in Sydney. People going about their normal lives all of a sudden got caught up in one person’s issues and story.  As I read the articles to catch up […]

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 […]

Follow the white rabbit

Follow the white rabbit

So Wednesday started off with my usual cafe clarity and a cup of tea in a cafe with a woman I had never met before. By midday I was in a beautiful kitchen in leafy Parsons Green connecting to amazing women who I never knew existed […]

Connection in action

Connection in action

As a lover of communities and connection I just love this Ted Talk from Amanda Palmer. I don’t feel the need to pre-empt it – just watch and let me know what you think. I think it is truly beautiful.

Connection

Connection

I have been back in the UK just over a month and during that time I have soaked up the people. Although I loved that my time in the Alps lead to great clarity around what is important in my life, it was definitely the […]

A fresh perspective

A fresh perspective

When you work by yourself or spend a lot of time by yourself you only have your view of the current reality. You have your own internal chatter that at times can be like a broken record. You have your own beliefs about what is […]

The story of success

The story of success

We can all recall a success story I’m sure. We hear them in the media, from friends, family and workmates. Hopefully each of us have a few of our own too! But often the story of success we hear and see is the last 5 […]