Monthly Archives: February 2019

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Keeping the Focus and Enthusiasm by Guest Blogger Julia Ffoulkes

2019-12-03T11:04:56+00:00

As I returned to work from the Christmas/New Year break I found trying to muster the energy up to get back into work and perform at a high level somewhat difficult.  I think and reminisce of mince pies and over-drinking, and basically eating everything in sight had left me feeling depressed and unenthusiastic about anything. Working for Royal Mail your period of rest and relaxation over Christmas is limited to a very small window as you can imagine, and living with a Mail Centre Manager from the business whom lives and breathes Christmas 24/7 during the period of November to [...]

Keeping the Focus and Enthusiasm by Guest Blogger Julia Ffoulkes2019-12-03T11:04:56+00:00

Leadership development for women – By Dave Gunner co-editor of Ruby, the Virgin Atlantic Blog

2019-12-10T17:39:53+00:00

Training – it might sound dry, but it’s one of the most exciting, important things we do here at Virgin Atlantic. It’s about developing our people into the best they can be, whatever their role at the airline. Giving them the tools to do a great job, to look after our customers and each other, and to work towards our goal of being the UK’s most loved travel company. One of the training courses we’ve started to offer is called Springboard. It’s a personal and professional development programme, designed and delivered by women for women. It gives women at Virgin Atlantic the skills [...]

Leadership development for women – By Dave Gunner co-editor of Ruby, the Virgin Atlantic Blog2019-12-10T17:39:53+00:00

String of Words by Guest Blogger Helen Ivory

2019-12-03T11:19:44+00:00

“Thanks to the poetry group I have become the biggest fan of poetry and I write every week. Good luck with the group, I really enjoyed it.” MA Art History Student and Sprint 2018 participant. Listening to the group presentations on the final day of a Sprint course that I delivered last year at the University of Essex, I was struck by how creative and passionate the participants were about their experiences during the week, and felt enormously proud to have played a small part in facilitating their transformation. Most of the students on the course were not studying creative [...]

String of Words by Guest Blogger Helen Ivory2019-12-03T11:19:44+00:00