Lockdown Reflections

Let me start by saying this – during lockdown I have not made a banana bread, sourdough bread or learnt to speak Spanish.  I haven’t taken up any musical instruments, started doing yoga or walked 25 miles a day.But neither have I been working 18 hour days...

Taming the Emotional Brain

Like most people who work in learning and development, the last few weeks have been spent frantically transforming the workshops I normally run face to face into ones that can be delivered remotely.  Initially, this involved looking at topics such as how to lead and...

The success of remote learning

We have all had to adapt our working practices over the last few weeks and, whilst online workshops are something I have done for a while, these have usually been accompanied by a face to face workshop afterwards.  Now, all learning is happening remotely. For the last...

Resilient Thinking part 2

As I mentioned in my previous blog, I recently attended a webinar led by Anne Burton where she talked about emotional resilience, and I wanted to share some of my reflections since that webinar with you. I am by nature a reflector – I like to think things...

Resilient Thinking

Last week I attended an online workshop about Building Emotional Resilience, organised by East Midlands Chamber of Commerce and led by the brilliant Anne Burton.  What I learnt on that workshop has really resonated with me, and I have been thinking about it for the...