Creating more space in 2019

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This image was created using Canva – ask me about how I can create similar images for your business or your client accounts. ______ The mantra my yoga teacher often calming speaks during our weekly class is this: “Create space in your body to become flexible.” The same applies with time. Free up your time and you have more flexibility to do other things. Having more time, gives us additional headspace to think more clearly and help […]

My highlights of 2018

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Inspired by Valuable Content’s “reasons to be cheerful article” because it is “that” time of year, I’ve been reflecting on both my business and personal highlights of 2018. Here goes… 😃 Feeling part of an amazing group of supportive and friendly freelancers and business owners here in the UK and beyond. Connecting on social media and meeting at conferences, then chatting further via phone, conference call or meeting in person. (Yes, actually taking the time […]

Telling great stories: Takeaways from CommsCon18

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On 6th November, I attended CommsCon18 in London, along with hundreds of other communications professionals. The one-day event, organised by Cision, was a chance to catch up on the latest insights on earned media from a number of big consumer brands and senior figures within the industry. A key theme for the day was storytelling, which cropped up in several of the panel discussions and presentations. Here are some of the takeaways from the day […]

Are you a “why” or a “how” person?

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I’ve heard many people talk about Simon Sinek’s “Start With Why” over the years and so it was finally time to tick this book off my reading list to see what all the fuss is about. Surprisingly, the biggest takeaway was not to go away and write my why for my business but it was rather the description of two different groups of people, the “why-types” and the “how-types”. Simon Sinek shares brief stories of […]

A morning of connection, fun and growth (with cake!)

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A few weeks ago, I tried something new – I was a guinea pig of sorts trialling a pilot idea for a Community Hub. Aimed at people running their own businesses, the event was held at Hawkwood College, an independent education centre overlooking the Stroud valleys. The Community Hub’s objective is to offer a place for individuals to build personal connection while having fun. A warm welcome Upon arriving at this slightly hippy, super green venue (we’re talking 42 acres of grounds), […]