Creating a WorkLife You Love That Fulfils Your Wants and Needs

What do Westminster, A Village Hall and Knitting Classes Have in Common? What do Westminster, A Village Hall and Knitting Classes have in common? Is part of a series of stories about how people created a WorkLife that fulfilled their wants and needs at their different WorkLife stages. Stories about how people got creative and inventiveContinue reading “Creating a WorkLife You Love That Fulfils Your Wants and Needs”

Mrs Beeton’s Cookbook: A Story of Invention and Reinvention

You, Too, Can Invent and Reinvent Yourself at Whatever WorkLife Stage You’re At Isabella Mary Beeton, born in 1836, was perhaps the Martha Stewart of her day. I originally thought she was a woman who had many years experience as a cook, but the truth is she set out to develop her cooking ability at theContinue reading “Mrs Beeton’s Cookbook: A Story of Invention and Reinvention”

How To Find Your Unique Story and Make It Into a Powerful Presentation

“Storytelling Is the Most Powerful Way to Put Ideas Out Into the World Today.” Robert Mckee How To Find Your Unique Story and Make It Into a Powerful Presentation … is part of a series of tips, techniques and stories to help you make an impact in all your communication needs, whether it’s conversations, presenting, influencing negotiatingContinue reading “How To Find Your Unique Story and Make It Into a Powerful Presentation”

Top Ten Tips to Tell a Story that Makes an Impact

All Great Communicators Are Great Storytellers. They Use Their Own Stories to Communicate With Power and Impact Top Ten Tips to Tell a Story that Makes an Impact … is part of a series of tips, techniques and stories to help you make an impact in all your communication needs, whether it’s conversations, educating, teaching, coaching, mentoring,Continue reading “Top Ten Tips to Tell a Story that Makes an Impact”

Fanny Craddock’s Christmas Puddings: A Story of Invention and Reinvention

A Story Which May Be Out of Season. But the Message Is One for All Seasons My brother, Noel is an amazing cook, and dinner at his house is always a culinary delight. As we both live in London, we’ve shared many Christmas dinners with our respective family and friends. I remember one Christmas dinner whenContinue reading “Fanny Craddock’s Christmas Puddings: A Story of Invention and Reinvention”

How To Embrace The Superpower Of Self Awareness

Self-Awareness Gives You the Ability to Take an Honest Look At Your WorkLife to Identify and Evaluate What Is Good, Bad or Indifferent Bill’s Story — Imposer Syndrome Bill worked at a university, as part of the team responsible for e-learning courses. He and his colleague Stephanie had just completed the Online On-Boarding course for new students, andContinue reading “How To Embrace The Superpower Of Self Awareness”

What’s the Best Thing That Anyone Has Ever Said to You?

Your CV Demonstrates Your Loyalty and Ability, and Your ‘Stay Ability” Has someone ever said something to you that surprised you? (In a good way). Maybe it was feedback about an attribute or skill you have, which you never gave much thought to because it was just you being you, you doing what you do naturally,Continue reading “What’s the Best Thing That Anyone Has Ever Said to You?”

Communication and The Power of Words

Words Are Fundamental In Our WorkLives and Are the Medium Through Which We Communicate Who We Are and What We Stand For Communication and The Power of Words A Case Study: I was at a masterclass at the Theatre Royal Haymarket London at which the actor Mark Strong shared his experience of the industry and hisContinue reading “Communication and The Power of Words”

Top Seven Tips for WorkLife Development

WorkLife Development Is About Enriching Your Life to Reflect Your Changing Professional and Personal Needs. Top Seven Tips for WorkLife Development … is part of a series of tips, techniques and stories to help you learn, develop and grow in your WorkLife. WorkLife development is about enriching your life to reflect your changing professional and personalContinue reading “Top Seven Tips for WorkLife Development”

Feedback the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

Feedback Can Build You up or Knock You Down. It Has the Power to Reconstruct or Destroy Your Work-Life at All Stages I was listening to Scott Budnick on the podcast Big Questions with Cal Fussman. He shared the story of the feedback he’d received at the end of his summer law internship. This is theContinue reading “Feedback the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly”