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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Top 10 tips from Springboard Speakers


An essential part of the Springboard Women’s Development Programme mix is where we learn from another woman’s experiences during the guest speaker session. Each face to face session will have a different speaker bringing their own life lessons, approach and story into the room. I have had the privilege of listening to many a fabulous speaker. They have come from across all levels of the organisations I work with but there are some gems in common in their advice. Networks are key Build them across you organisation and externally. Maintain them by keeping them up to date with your progresses. [...]

Top 10 tips from Springboard Speakers2020-07-08T21:13:47+01:00

5 brilliant books – beach reading optional


As I write Britain is experiencing a heat wave. The tepid paddling pool on the dusty remnants of my lawn is my ‘beach view’ from the laptop. My neighbour’s kids are squealing as they splash into their own paddling pool. All it would take is the smell of suncream and a good book and I could be in the med on holiday. I love reading on holiday – last year’s holiday reading included The Handmaid’s Tale. Who doesn’t like dystopia by the pool? But seriously I can really get down to reading in long stretches when on holiday. Time to [...]

5 brilliant books – beach reading optional2020-07-08T21:13:49+01:00

Qualified success?


Schools, colleges and universities are all places of learning. As August looms and the public exams in the UK publish the results, the focus is very much on qualifications. My social media feeds are currently full of smiling graduations posted by proud parents. Our household is waiting to find out A level results. Pathways to the future are being set. My training role finds me most weeks in universities working with researchers, teachers and those who support them. In short, the people who make these fascinating places work. I feel given I am writing this in the summer, I am [...]

Qualified success?2020-07-08T21:13:50+01:00

Values that fascinate


Personal branding. I admit I am still deciding whether I like the term. Branding always reminds me of black and white cowboy movies or it brings to mind ‘80s’power dressing’. And both of those remind me of my age! But whether we like it or not the world experiences us. We have a brand. It isn’t as simplistic as what clothes we wear. Our attitudes, personalities and approaches feed into our brand. The Springboard programme builds confidence and assertiveness to help us move towards our personal goals but having explored values and strengths as the cornerstones to our building. These [...]

Values that fascinate2020-07-08T21:13:51+01:00
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