A simple lesson

What would you do if you had seven hours in a car alone? Having done this today I can answer this…you think a lot. It all started like this. Last week I was offered the chance to attend a workshop in London today. In Norfolk at the time my first thought was “I will go…

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…

Are you SHOULD-ing all over yourself?

The Problem: I know I often suffer from the “I should”-itis. I should enforce stricter kid screen time I should stop checking all the social medias over and over until my eyes bleed at bedtime I should stop using plastic straws I should force myself to watch the starving children adverts for Save the Children…

The big question

When was the last time you thought this? I can tell you when I did…today! I’ve been building up to launching a new Internal Communications channel for one of the clients I work for. Today was the big day. I had designed the channel, promoted it, summarised the content, created the presentation, sense checked the…

Repeat after me…no!

No, nope, no can do, never, NO! No is a strong word, some say a negative word. I say it’s a beautifully short word, one that’s clear and makes sure that you can look after yourself first, especially when everything feels like too much. Here’s why I feel it’s important to say no when you want to:…

Release from judgement

I have always worried about what people think of me.  I think it stems from the fact that I grew up in a small suburb of Chicago where a lot of people knew each other and where it was difficult to go unnoticed. Rightly or wrongly, I felt that people were judging me. In my case,…

What if I’m just super productive?

For weeks, well actually months now I’ve been busy. Busy being busy…my to-do’s rolling over from one day to the next, to the next, to the next and the anxiety rising inside me. People waiting (very patiently) for time in my diary – work meetings, client meetings, meet ups for coffee, night outs for dinner, days…