10 reasons to be hopeful in the heart of the bleak midwinter

December 20, 2016

Occasionally, my car sat-nav fails to acknowledge that roads actually exist. So just before I took this photo, I was on an ‘imaginary’ road. It was muddy, foggy and dark; there were no other cars and no phone signal (which always makes me a bit nervous). As I approached this bend, the winter sun broke […]

how are you at getting your ducks into an organised arrangement?

December 07, 2016

If all the strategic planning meetings I have ever sat through were laid end to end, I bet they would reach the moon. Managers LOVE a good strategic planning meeting. Put that in the invitation title and they’ll show up with a hint of swagger, their Blackberries fully charged and snugly housed in little belt […]

the revolution is not being televised: why I lead retreats for women

November 23, 2016

On Thursday evening before our opening ceremony, I felt like I was straddling two worlds. I’ve found this can sometimes happen as I prepare: I’m both earthy and practical – is this room warm enough, do we have fresh water, fruit, flowers, candles, are there enough coloured pencils for everyone? And I’m also somewhere altogether […]

letting go of binary failure: embracing my inner pirate

October 26, 2016

Back in my days of running big complex risky programmes, we were obsessed with RAG Statuses (Stati?). Every conceivable risk was added to a spreadsheet; it’s probability and impact weighted in a complicated algorithm, and then colour coded so Senior Managers could understand it. Green meant everything is going to plan, Amber: we need another plan, […]

its my birthday!

October 19, 2016

Today is my 43rd turn around the sun, and to celebrate I have presents for everyone! Please note – all offers are valid for the 19th of October 2016 only. If you require any help or support, please email Shauna who is ready and waiting. If you are curious about coaching with me, or if […]