I'm so excited to be starting my diploma in transformational coaching with Animas Coaching today! I'd started to write a post this morning reflecting on why I've been drawn to this course and what I hope it will bring to my life but, in a moment of reflection, I wrote down all the things that had brought me… Continue reading One moment
Yes, the F word...it feels a bit dirty to use it, many people don't like it, I wasn't too sure if it was for me...but now I'm starting to embrace it. Feminism Ever since my friend, Heather, introduced me to the pool, an online platform with interesting, inspiring, original content for women, I've started to dip… Continue reading The F word
I've shared with you in a couple of blogs, dear one, that I've got a new job. I've been wanting to share my experience of getting it with you. So today, 3 weeks after starting, I want to spend a few moments reflecting about it. My start date seems like a million years ago and the job offer seems… Continue reading The journey to my new job
I’ve been feeling for a little while that my role at work is no longer enough for me, dear friend. I’ve not shared this online with you until now because some of you may work in the same organisation as me and I just didn’t know what revealing this truth could mean for me. But… Continue reading What’s next?
Last week I found out that I wasn't through to the finals of the Local Government Challenge and I was more upset than I had anticipated. I knew it was going to be a close call as to whether I would get through, as all the competitors were exceptional but it still didn't take away the pain… Continue reading I didn’t get through…
With the final local government challenge taking place tomorrow, I wanted to take a few moments to consider what I’ve learnt so far through this process. This competition has been a huge learning curve for me and has completely changed my view of leadership and my ability to step up to the next level in… Continue reading Reflections on the Local Government Challenge
I'm still recovering from the most recent Local Government Challenge but thought it would be good to write down some of my thoughts to reflect on what I learnt during this experience. As I had not yet put myself forward as team leader of a challenge and, with only two more rounds to go, I had mentally… Continue reading Round 4 of the Local Government Challenge
On my way up to Derbyshire for the second Local Government Challenge, I read Heather Storey's post about lessons she learnt from the first challenge. It was a great reflection on what she might do differently and, besides reminding me of the unsuitability of my footwear choice (wearing suede shoes for an outdoor-based challenge - eeek!), it… Continue reading Reflection
It's the weekend before the next Local Government Challenge and I'm feeling a little nervous about what's in store for me. I remember not really knowing what to expect in advance of the first session and with hindsight, I think this was blissful ignorance...a bit like the scene from the Matrix where that guy eats a steak… Continue reading I’ve got this…I just need to show up
In 2015, I organised a talent programme at work to support staff who had ideas about how to improve the organisation but didn't necessarily have the contacts or clout to put them into action. It was an amazing experience and such a privilege to witness the growth of so many members of staff. Yesterday was the feedback session;… Continue reading How do you want to feel?
Having just returned from the first Local Government Challenge, I feel a multitude of emotions - exhaustion, elation, a little bit of disappointment but most of all pride for what my team and I accomplished in little over 24 hours. We arrived at Christchurch Station at 11am on Thursday to start the first challenge and… Continue reading LG Challenge – Round 1