Collaborative Career Conversations

With a pinch of your passion and an inch of your inspiration… Could you help young people get an insight into a career pathway? Introducing careers advice from an early age and establishing sustainable links with local labour markets requires collaboration and commitment from individuals, like you. National schools and colleges need your help to…

What is your preferred title?

I recently received a communication that was signed ‘Mx’ from a colleague who had previously signed communications as ‘Mr’. This prompted me to ask some questions and do some research; for me it is not about labelling and compartmentalising, it is about being informed, inclusive and respectful. ‘Mx’ is one of many gender neutral or non-binary…

What have you done in 2018 that you never thought you would do?

As this year comes to an end we have a question for you. What have you done in 2018 that you NEVER thought you would do? We asked ourselves this question and here’s what came up for us. Carol Conway, Coach & Collaborator In 2018 I moved from London to live in Anchorage, Alaska. That’s…

We all deal with grief differently

When I say the word ‘grief’ it stirs up a lot of emotion inside of me. It’s a word that conjures up deep feelings, tears and memories. For some there is a visible expression of grief and for others it’s a silent inner dialogue. Whichever it is there is always a constant wondering of why…

A guide to mental ill-health at work

I came across this guide earlier today. It’s a very practical and pragmatic guide to creating mentally healthy workplaces. On reading this guide I was shocked by this statistic… “One in six people experience the symptoms of a mental health problem in any given week in England” The Mental Health Foundation website lots of resources available,…

Is there only one way?

We all have regular habits and ways of doing things. Whether it’s the way you brush your teeth, the route you take to work or how you plan a project. Today we’ve been discussing the benefits of more than one way? Think about it, you have something you want to achieve or get done, there’s…

Diwali – what does it mean to you?

Definition Diwali – a Hindu festival with lights, held in the period October to November. It is particularly associated with Lakshmi, the goddess of prosperity, and marks the beginning of the financial year in India. Diwali is tomorrow (19 October 2017) and today we discussed what it means for us. Here’s what we came up…

Dear Alcohol – a poem

Dear Alcohol… You silently crept into my life when I was so young, using your seductive powers to lure my mum Slowly but surely her time spent with you grew, till she’d not enough strength to say goodbye to you You were stuck to her side like glue when I needed her most; I felt…