This year I set myself a challenge of speaking Spanish when we next run our retreat in Andulucia. Therefore, to speed things up I completed a 2-week immersion course in Valencia. I was well and truly in a boat on the sea of discomfort!read more
Change can occur in two ways: Voluntary change – change that you control or Enforced change – change that you cannot control. What do you do when change affects you negatively?read more
January is a hopeful time, it’s a new beginning and so our thoughts turn to resolutions – how can we improve ourselves, make ourselves a better, happier, healthier person?read more
Christmas is the one time of year, when the majority of people have a few days off from work.
So why do some of us refuse to down tools?read more
Do you trust the people you work with? Can you rely on them to do a good job when you are not there?
Trust isn’t automatic, so how do you gain trust?
Dr Nick Read, author of Sick and Tired, and a consultant physician and psychotherapist helps people cope with exhaustion. He states: 'People feel they are failing and they fear that others might see that they might be failing. We are terrified that if we don't just...read more
Successful companies place their values at the core of everything they do. Take IKEA’s Vision “To create a better every day for the many people”. Implicit in this brief statement is IKEAS's commitment to creativity, improvement, and affordability. So, do YOU know your...read more
Just like January, September is often associated with change and new beginnings, especially for those effected by the academic year. Both my daughters have gone back to University, and I have a student lodger moving in. The weather has become autumnal and I am...read more
In my early days as a facilitator, I was obsessive in my preparation – turning up to team development sessions with an array of handouts, power point presentations and flip charts. Now I arrive with a few notes on one side of A4. Why is this? I've...read more
What is pausing? Pausing is taking time to reflect, noticing what we are doing and/or feeling and allowing ourselves to be fully present. How can we pause? A month ago, in June along with my sister, and brother-in law we ran our first Mindfulness and Pilates holiday...read more