What has been passed down?

Posted Posted in Quiet Leadership, Resilience

Researchers have discovered evidence of the life experiences of our predecessors in the DNA of our cells. Here’s the science bit… “This is the process of epigenetics, where the readability, or expression, of genes is modified without changing the DNA code itself. Tiny chemical tags are added to or removed from our DNA in response to […]

Allow your wings to unfurl

Posted Posted in Resilience

Have you ever heard of the process a butterfly has to go through to get out of its cocoon? They struggle.  A lot.  People (particularly children) who might see this are tempted to help. However, the butterfly must go through the struggle alone because the physical effort needed to break the seal and wriggle free […]

Switching ‘Set Mind’ to +Mindset

Posted Posted in Resilience

Do you find it difficult sometimes to maintain a positive mindset? Does it seem a bit fluffy, as if it’s something lucky people have, because – well, why wouldn’t they have a positive mindset?!  Everything is going well for them! Aside from the undeniable research in neuroscience about the universal benefits of maintaining a calm […]

‘Extra’ help

Posted Posted in Resilience

It’s commonly known that introverts regain their energy by being alone after a social activity.  They need quiet time to recharge.  Being with lots of people, in lots of noise, for long periods of time, makes them exhausted.  It’s not about being ‘unsociable’ – they are very sociable people – they just prefer it to […]

I was tempted, but I didn’t!

Posted Posted in Resilience

On Wednesday 14.10.20 I spoke at the first online National Women’s Enterprise Day. It was more difficult for me than the breezy line above might suggest. Public speaking is waaayyy out of my comfort zone, as it is for the vast  majority of people. Ironically, and brilliantly, my topic was how to silence the inner […]

10 days into dream job, I quit

Posted Posted in Resilience

10 days after I started my dream job as a newly qualified midwife, I handed in my notice. I had dreamed of being a midwife for years.  Qualifying was a monumentally proud moment for me, not to mention the moments I was privileged to be see the arrival of many beautiful little humans (including 5 […]

Unleash your Power at Interviews

Posted Posted in Executive Coaching, Resilience

Little did we know that ‘pivot’ would be one of the most used words of 2020.  Businesses have had to recalculate long-established income streams and revise processes overnight.  Employees have had to adjust their working practices.  All of us have had to completely rethink most elements of our lives: social, personal, working, financial, education, child-care, […]

Conflict – did you bring your compass?

Posted Posted in Resilience

Is there anything more heart-sinking or gut-wrenching than being in a conflict situation or conversation?  Most of us would do anything to avoid it.  But it’s unavoidable at times.  That’s life.  People don’t always agree with us or what we have done. Sometimes we can sense an impending conflict before anyone has spoken a word […]