Back to Skool

But this time I want, and I’m willing, to learn. It is fair to say I didn’t do well at school. I didn’t enjoy the formal learning environment or the chosen teaching style. I didn’t enjoy being in a fixed place, looking in the same direction, at the back of the same kids head, half-listening […]

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It’s not “a” thing.

This afternoon, I had the great privilege of sharing a little piece of me at the CIPD Steps Ahead Regional Summit in Birmingham where our conversation was completely focused on mentoring. Why? Because I recognise and appreciate the importance, and life changing impact, a mentor has had, and still has, on me. Sometimes, it’s the […]

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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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#LnDCoWork – A gateway to new, meaningful, connections

Last year I had the great pleasure of rocking up to #LnDCoWork. This was something that I had seen being shared on Twitter and, having set out on my own in the freelancing world, I decided to board a train to London and see what it was all about. What is #LnDCoWork? It started off […]

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Me, a finalist in @BIIandBIIAB National Innovation in Training Awards. #Happyface

Amazing news! I have been shortlisted for the National Innovation in Training Awards (NITAs) in the Training Professional Of The Year category.  This is the first time I have ever entered anything like this and I am chuffed to bits to be a finalist. The NITAs are highlighting the individuals and businesses in the hospitality […]

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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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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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