Innovation and Me

I would love to share with you why and how I do what I do that led to such a fantastic award for my work recently. The National Innovation in Training Awards are also know as The NITAs. Heard of them? Let me share a little about what they are. The NITAs highlight the individuals […]

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A Lasting Impression – Post #ConnectingHRAfrica Reflections

Back in April, I shared with you why I applied for #ConnectingHRAfrica. Here are my reflections. On 9th September 2016, Ten HR professionals embarked on a trip, the first of it’s kind, to Kampala in Uganda with the sole aim to use our skills and knowledge to support Retrak, their staff and the street children […]

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Footprints – The Final Chapter #ConnectingHRAfrica

#ConnectingHRAfrica – Day 6. Our last with Retrak. It has been 4 days since we last visited Clubhouse, a centre for boys. What a welcome. This little one almost had me off my feet when I arrived; then we danced. It was absolutely bloody wonderful. Our last day with the boys was going to go […]

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Amazing & Resourceful #ConnectingHRAfrica

#ConnectingHRAfrica – Day 5 What a contrast to how I felt yesterday. This morning, we used our skills to deliver leadership development and coaching to the senior management team of Retrak Uganda. An afternoon of 121’s followed. What an experience! The day started with an introduction to everyone in Retrak’s Head Office followed by a […]

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Better Late, Than Never #ConnectingHRAfrica

#ConnectingHRAfrica – Day 3 Today, I cried. Like, proper sobbed. I hadn’t expected it nor had I prepared for it. I sat in the bath, shower running, and had a proper cry. If I know that I am likely to be in such an emotional situation, I can prepare, close down, become clinical and limit […]

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My Resilience Toolbox

Resilience A noun 1 the ability of a substance or object to spring back into shape; elasticity. 2 the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. Psychology Today suggests that Resilience is that ineffable quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and […]

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Why I applied for #ConnectingHRAfrica

Thank you so much for reading this blog. It’s a long one so grab yourself a brew and settle in. If you are able to share this post, after you have read it, or help with donations, I know that myself, Retrak and Team Margot Foundation are immensely grateful and thankful for every single penny […]

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Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe in the one reason why it will

For years, I have lacked confidence. In myself and in my ability to do what I do, specifically, how I do it. I always thought I were odd because I do not see the world in the same way in which others do. I didn’t get the point of school because I wasn’t being taught […]

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