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Conquering my public speaking fears

We all have a fear or displeasure of something don’t we? Those of us who’ll admit to them anyway. Flying, heights, spiders, cartoon characters in the flesh, public speaking (I’m not a huge fan of any of these!). Continue reading “Conquering my public speaking fears”

What value do we place on our personal development?

It’s been a slow return to work for the New Year as it seemed like everyone else was still on holiday.

It’s also been quite challenging getting used to working part-time and trying to run 2 businesses in 2 days a week (and some extra hours here and there).

Which actually led to the hard decision this week Continue reading “What value do we place on our personal development?”

2017: My Year in Review

Well hello there 2018! The start of another year, fresh perspective, renewed optimism for what can be achieved over the next 12 months, and a reflection of what has been achieved.

So how was 2017 really? Continue reading “2017: My Year in Review”

How to get heard: The anatomy of power games (Leaders Plus, Part 1)

How can I get my voice heard returning to work as a new parent, and how has being a parent changed my leadership approach? Continue reading “How to get heard: The anatomy of power games (Leaders Plus, Part 1)”

Networking isn’t working

I received a message this week from a Senior Event Manager at a very large corporate, who shall remain anonymous, asking for more information on EWL. Continue reading “Networking isn’t working”

A Review of the Year

Well how was it for you? 2016 I mean, how was it for you really?

My 2016 was pretty good, the first official year as a fully re-qualified event marketer. First official year as director of EWL Club. Last but by no means least, first official year as a new mum! Continue reading “A Review of the Year”

How do you maintain a work life balance?

I read a great CIM blog post this week that really resonated with me – particularly having a new business and a new family member to take care of – about maintaining the work-life balance.

It got me thinking about how, as event professionals and marketers, do we balance home and office, family and colleagues, play and work? It’s certainly not easy, but more and more we are being told that it’s not only healthier it’s good for business too. Continue reading “How do you maintain a work life balance?”

Mentoring, what’s in it for me?

It’s been a wee while since my last post, but then I have been slightly busy of late. The birth of my little girl has kept me pretty occupied, yes that’s right I am now an event mum! Continue reading “Mentoring, what’s in it for me?”

Lessons from Leaders!

“It’s not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” – Charles Darwin. Continue reading “Lessons from Leaders!”

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