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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I’m Sorry #ConnectingHRAfrica

#ConnectingHRAfrica – Day 4. I feel really guilty about what I am about to write. Today we visited the girls centre in Kampala. The rest of the team had already spent time here but, because the flight of the “London Three” was delayed for 24hrs, this was my first experience. The rest of our team […]

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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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Blood, Sweat and Tears

Day 2 in Uganda with #ConnectingHRAfrica. Where do I start? I woke this morning to the most glorious sunrise. A new day, warmth and a sense of hope was upon us. Hope that today, our first withe the whole team, would see our skills, personalities and hearts enable us to contribute to the very fabulous […]

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Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Friendships.

Friday 9th September 12:30pm. Two cases are crammed packed full of things for the children; games, footballs, cones, sewing machine, microscope, fossils, crayons, paints, chalks, football kits; you name it, it was in there. My clothes for the 8 days I am spending with the Charity, Retrak, are in a small bag. I may have snuck […]

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WE Will Make a Difference

I never thought this day would arrive but it has, it’s here, and I’m about to share in this life-changing experience with the most fabulous group of people. The man behind this, who has brought the 10 of us together, is Ian Pettigrew. THANK YOU! I feel so blessed to be sharing this experience with […]

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Giving Back Is The Least I Can Do

At this very moment in three weeks time I, along with nine other magnificent people, will be boarding a flight to Kampala in Uganda to volunteer with the charity Retrak. Retrak reaches out to the children who have been forgotten by their communities, children who have no one else to turn to. Their work and […]

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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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Thank you

In April, I applied to join a group of inspirational people who will do something life changing for others. Connecting HR Africa. These phenomenal people, who I am so proud to be joining, head out to Uganda volunteering for 8 days to work with Retrak charity who believe that no child should be forced to […]

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One thing’s for certain, I’ll land it

I’ve raised £1500 in the last 3 months. That is almost 50% of the way to smashing my target. THANK YOU. THANK YOU. To each and every single one of you who has donated, you have melted my heart. There has been so much angst of late yet your faith in humanity is strong. In […]

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