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Is “fun” a dirty word at work?

I was recently invited to write a guest blog for Great Charity Speakers. I’d hate for you to miss out on all the fun, so here’s a shortened version for you to enjoy. The full version is here. So, politics has gone mad. Injustices are multiplying. Poverty is on the rise and the funds to […]

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How to have a work-free holiday

“I’ll have to leave my phone on 24/7 in case the team needs me.” “I could take that Skype meeting from the beach bar, I suppose.” “I’d rather just keep on top of emails and stuff while I’m away.” “I can’t just disappear, can I?” “A bit of work won’t do me any harm.” Is […]

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But I never take a lunch break

Ok, so hands up? How many times last week did you eat your lunch away from your desk (and munching on a sarnie in a meeting doesn’t count!)? Not at all? Once, tops? I totally get it, I really do. It’s a challenge to prioritise getting a proper break at lunch-time when there’s so much […]

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Resilience is in your hands

Ten Steps To Resilience

Lots of my one-to-one coaching clients have been asking for help to build their resilience. One wants help bouncing back after personal criticism of her work knocked her sideways. Another starts each day already feeling depleted from the many challenges she faces. She thinks she should be tougher. A third knows there are rocky times […]

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Live mindfully at work

In my recent blogs I shared my ideas for how you can bring the first four of the ‘ways of wellbeing’ into your non-profit organisation. These are: Connect with others Keep learning new things Move Give The fifth pillar, as identified by research from the New Economics Foundation (NEF), is Take Notice. This is definitely one […]

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Wellbeing on a shoestring – more top tips

I’ve had a lot of lovely feedback following my recent blog about supporting your non-profit teams to wellbeing.  It seems to have struck a chord with my coaching clients and other leaders looking to make the world a better place and help their people thrive. Just yesterday I was talking to a senior leader in an NGO. […]

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Wellbeing on a shoestring: My top tips

  I am so incredibly proud of my coaching clients. Many are senior leaders from small, non-profit organisations and few have extra funds sitting around for apparent ‘non-essentials’. It would be so easy for them to neglect their people, to just get their heads down, get the job done and expect others to do the […]

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Is it ever ok to have a meltdown at work?

So, you had to disappear into your office last week, shut the door before anyone clocked you and have a big cry. I know how you feel! It’s rough being a leader when everyone expects you to deliver the goods, however you’re feeling. It may be that the buck simply stops with you, and sometimes […]

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Lunch is for heroes

Lunch is for heroes

  It’s 1 o’clock. Lunchtime! You know you need a break, something to eat, a stretch. But you’re presenting at a big meeting in an hour, 20 emails from this morning are still unopened, and your to-do list is, well, out of control. What to do? This is a dilemma I see a lot in […]

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Three Ways To Create Breathing Space

Are you super busy? I bet you are! Most of my nonprofit coaching clients are too. Each day brings new demands, crises and challenges which need to be dealt with. I know for many of them, it’s a struggle to peek above the parapet, breathe and see the bigger picture. Thinking clearly and strategically, such […]

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