Building a mentoring relationship

I get such great joy in using my skills to support and encourage others to thrive. So I was keen to revisit the key attributes of being a good mentor at a recent training course. But those key skills needed are not instantly obvious to everyone. On our training course we played a great game….

Celebrating me!

I’m sure I’m not the first person to point out that today is International Women’s Day. It’s been great to see so much celebration, particularly across social media. Having read this lovely post by Henneke entitled How to Be Unique (Even If You Don’t Feel Special) it inspired me to celebrate a few things about…

A grand day out!

It was legendary singer Michael Jackson who sang those immortal words, “You are not alone, I am here with you.” Dozens of public sector communications professionals gathered in Leeds today to learn from each other. So there was a very strong sense of the communications challenges we face on a daily basis. But that these…

If I’m doing it unconsciously then how do I know I’m doing it?

Just one of the entertaining and startling examples of responses our brilliant trainer Josie gave us today. This showed how some people react to being ‘sent’ on her Unconscious Bias training session. I too was ‘sent’ on the training. But I was very happy to do so. Particularly as I had heard rave reviews from…

Great teachers make an impact on all our lives

A wise friend of mine, who often has one line gems, asked me who the 2nd person who landed on the moon was. I had to think about that. Then he asked if I could remember who my primary school teacher was. I knew the answer straight away. Monday 5 October is World Teachers’ Day…