You’re Not Generic, So Why Act That Way?

These Words Hit Home for Chloe, She Knew They Were True. What She Didn’t Know Was What to Do About Them Photo by Rakicevic Nenad from Pexels Has someone ever said something to you, which you knew to be true; something you wanted to change, but you didn’t know how; or something was holding you back, maybeContinue reading “You’re Not Generic, So Why Act That Way?”

I’m Sorry but You Have Gangrene, Both Your Legs Need to Be Amputated From the Knee Down.

How a Disease Gave Me Purpose … Photo by Josh Hold from Pexels How a disease gave me purpose are people’s stories of how a disease, illness or accident totally altered their lives, how their WorkLife paths were completely taken off track, how they navigated their long road to recovery, and how ultimately they came through theContinue reading “I’m Sorry but You Have Gangrene, Both Your Legs Need to Be Amputated From the Knee Down.”

Crushing Feedback Took the Confidence I Once Had in My Voice Away.

I Believe So Much in the Power of Effective Feedback. I Also Believe There’s an Effective and Ineffective Way of Giving and Receiving Feedback Image by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash “You have: 1. hard glottal attacks, 2. breathiness, 3. too much rise and fall, 4. not enough variation, 5. too monotone — you need more light and shade,Continue reading “Crushing Feedback Took the Confidence I Once Had in My Voice Away.”

“You’re Not Creative.” These Words Stunned Me Into Silence.”

Words Have Consequences, They Have Power, a Power That Can Be Used to Knock Down or to Build up. Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash What’s the Worst Thing Anyone Has Ever Said To You? Has someone ever said something that really upset you? Maybe you felt it was unfair, or untrue, and that you didn’t deserveContinue reading ““You’re Not Creative.” These Words Stunned Me Into Silence.””

Good Things Happen in Bookshops

A Memory That Gave Me Insight to How I Got to Where I Am in My Worklife and Inspiration in Knowing I’m at the Right Place Photo by Jareed Craig on Unsplash We didn’t have a bookshop in the village I grew up in, but we did have a revolving bookstand in one of our local stores.Continue reading “Good Things Happen in Bookshops”