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YOUR voices have been heard

When I first discovered that the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee here in the UK was calling for evidence about the unequal impact of Covid19 on different groups of people (eg: women; Black and Minority Ethnic groups; people living with disabilities or long term illnesses; people undergoing gender reassignment; members of the LGBTQ community) I […]

One of many women actively standing against racism

“As part of my commitment to get uncomfortable in the fight against racism, I want to start right here.” These were the words I typed into our community Facebook group this week, knowing that what I was about to write would fail. That in opening this conversation I would inevitably make ignorant, inexcusable mistakes. But […]

How to be present in your relationship

One of the worst things in a relationship is feeling lonely, despite being with another person. Sadly, it’s a common enough experience for many couples, especially during these times of unexpected strain. It’s often one of those things that creeps up surreptitiously, until it is almost too late. So here are a few ways to […]

Emerging Leadership: How to support the NHS without burning out

Burnout effects those in the caring professions more than any other. Is it possible for doctors, nurses and healthcare workers to support the NHS without burning out? And what lessons might they have for all of us juggling the competing demands of roles we’re passionate about, in high-pressured environments? During this time of unprecedented change, […]

Emerging Leadership: Starting a business during quarantine

Emerging leadership: Wendy McCristle During this time of unprecedented change, we’ve been humbled and inspired to see how graduates of the One of Many programs are applying their tools to navigate the difficulties we’re all facing.  So, over the next week or so, we’ll be sharing some truly inspiring interviews with women whose leadership is […]

One of many voices with Dr Joanna Martin: Rod Cartwright

In times of crisis, leadership and communication go hand in hand. Which is why I’m so thrilled to introduce you to someone with a wealth of expertise in both. Meet our guest panellist at our March, 2020 “Clarity in Chaos” livestream conference – Rod Cartwright. Rod is a senior independent advisor specialising in issues management, […]

How to stop worrying what people think

Do you find yourself worrying what other people think of you? We’ve all been there – that sudden paralysis of panic when we think back to a conversation, an email or a message. “Did I come across as I meant to?” we ask ourselves, sweaty-palmed. “Did they think I was being weird/loud/arrogant/fake/stupid?” It can be […]

10 rituals to support you when your world turns upside down

If you’ve experienced trauma of any kind, you know first hand how everything can change in the blink of an eye. It comes in many guises. It could be divorce, or death of a loved one, being made redundant, children leaving home or even a violent crime. For me it was a cancer diagnosis. Whatever […]

Guest post: Being an introvert in an extrovert world

What does it feel like to be an introvert in an extrovert world? It was the weekend before Christmas and I was getting ready to visit a neighbour who had invited me and other neighbours for drinks. I knew most of the people who might be at the gathering and would enjoy catching up with […]

Do you need more coffee, or…?

What do you actually need? Is it more coffee, or something else? It might sound like a strange question, but many of us aren’t great at identifying our needs, day-to-day. For example, we get to the end of the day and find ourselves knackered. That’s it, we think. “I need more coffee!” But far too […]

7 tiny ways to stop feeling tired all the time

As an in-house coach one of the most common challenges I see in my clients is a lack of energy. Most are combining multiple priorities: building a business whilst still in corporate life, raising a family, taking care of elderly parents, and doing their best to try and outrun that pesky inner critic. Is it […]

How to actually make a difference

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a big fan of feeling cynical and helpless. I am by nature an optimist, and I want to know how to actually make a difference. I believe in the possibility of change, so I focus on the ways in which I can have an impact. It’s empowering […]

How to live life on your own terms

One of the greatest privileges we have is to make choices. When it comes to knowing how to live life on your own terms, it’s so important that we take stock of the many freedoms we now have, compared to generations of women before us. That’s not to say it’s always easy. Today I want to […]

Is your relationship draining you?

Is your relationship draining you? Today I want to explain the importance of energy in relationships – and give you some simple ways you can revitalize a relationship where things are starting to feel draining, frustrating or stale. First, let me explain what I mean by the “energy” of a relationship. Inside every human being […]

How to take control of your day

Picture this: You’ve got a big deadline to meet. You wake up feeling sluggish but still manage to scarf a coffee and get to your desk early. Time to get going. But from then on, things start to rapidly unravel. Emails need tactful – and immediate – responses. A colleague comes to you with a […]

Guest post: Are there advantages to Imposter Syndrome?

Could there really be advantages to Imposter Syndrome? I’ve experienced Imposter Syndrome feelings for most of my adult life. Working as a research-based academic in a university, I guess I could have summed it up as “I wish I felt even half as good/confident as other people seem to think I am!”. But I didn’t […]

Sorting out your finances: 20 ways to start

Let’s get real: When sorting out your finances looms on your to-do list, it can be easy to keep putting it off. There’s often a big scary task (getting honest about your pension situation, facing up to debt, or figuring out what your investments are doing, perhaps) that you’ve been avoiding. But the truth is, […]

How to feel more awake and energised

Want to feel more awake and energised? When you’re feeling sluggish and exhausted, it can be challenging to know where to begin. If you’re at the point where you’re ready to make change but nothing seems to ‘stick’, it can feel especially frustrating. You want to spring out of bed instead of dragging yourself up […]

Are you already coaching?

A surprising number of women, whether or not they’re interested in pursuing coaching as a career, already use some fundamental coaching skills in their day to day lives – often without realising they’re doing it. Are you one of them? Today I’m going to share 3 ways to find out if you’re already coaching people […]

The most important question to ask yourself

The most important question to ask yourself if you want to create change might not be what you think. Most of us focus on what it is we want to DO. But there’s a shift that needs to happen before we take any kind of action. One that makes all the difference to how effective […]