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Why Network?

How can Conversation help you ?

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Women Only ?

Why should women apply for high level board positions ?

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What’s stopping you from achieving your potential?

The loneliness of the long distance business owner is something we don’t always talk about but its lack of peer support that can be one of the main factors stopping businesses from achieving their potential.

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How many colours do you see?

Yesterday, engaged in the mind numbing activity of transferring all my documents to the safety of Google Drive, I discovered some copies of the various eulogies written for my dear dad’s funeral.

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The Magic of Teaching Children to Learn

In my role as ESpark mentor I am privileged to spend time with people who have the imagination and the courage to change the world in which we live, work and learn.

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Learn to love your numbers

This week I am delighted to say that I have been given the title “Xero Witch” by one of my colleagues in the ESpark hatchery in Leeds

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A Business Festival with BOOM !

Made Festival 2015, Sheffield

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The Joy of Being Different

Here’s a piece, which I was inspired to write after attending another brilliant Women on Boardsevent, and talking with Karen Finlayson.

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Another week of Inspiration!

It’s a grey Saturday morning in Yorkshire, so it seems like the perfect time to share some energy, creativity and inspiration from an event which I took part in last Wednesday.

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What is the Northern Powerhouse

On Friday I was delighted to have been asked to take part in a BBC Radio Leeds debate on Devolution hosted by Tim Iredale.

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More Wonderful Sketch Notes

What a fantastic afternoon of inspiration

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A few thoughts on the week that was Leeds Business Week

Returning yesterday from a brief visit to catch up with my small daughter in Newcastle I paused to look at the statue above.

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Why Write, Why Speak

Writing opinion pieces.

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Why did I get up so early this morning?

For some reason best known to myself a couple of months ago I had signed up for a creative writing course and like any venture into the unknown it seemed like a good idea when there was some distance in time between the planning and the reality.

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Believing in the Future

A grey miserable wet Friday in Leeds. But the weather doesn’t have to control the mood!

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What are you doing it for?

If you woke up this morning and knew exactly what you needed to do today to be successful then this story isn’t for you.

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Which Way Do I Go?

This morning I started my day with a bike ride, before I launched into my never ending to do list and bursting at the seams inbox, I wanted to take some time out to think.

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Why are you so petrified of Silence?

It’s not an original question, it comes courtesy of Alanis Morissette (1) but it came into my mind today as I spent the first part of my day with the beautiful horizon of the Yorkshire Dales opening up in front of me.

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Why should we talk about the “I word”

Alternatively titled, are we ready to say “thank god its Monday again” ?

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Pay-phone mother

LinkedIn training turns out to be mainly a lesson in good old-fashioned manners and trust.

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In Search Of Happiness

Kindness and Inspiration

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Dolphin Days

This week in the first of a series of interviews I spoke to a business owner who drew an interesting analogy.

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Daughter No2 looking for food

Starting up a new venture has led me to reflect on how easy it is to slip off focus, in many ways that you might not realise are displacing your focus at all.

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Talking about failure

Recently I attended a networking event in Sheffield and was overwhelmed by the energy and aura in the room; the air felt like it was loaded with success and I, feeling like that air was not for me to breathe, could have quite easily made a swift exit

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Working Mothers, A Daughters Perspective

Today is the day of daughter no2’s graduation.

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Celebrating Humans

It’s one of my personal indulgences and pleasures to lose a sunny afternoon to a thought provoking book.

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Library Fines and Life Lessons

Its an odd experience for a parent watching their offspring tackle the day to day jobs in the category “mundane life admin”.

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Thoughts From Graduation Day

Enjoying a coffee in the sunshine on Newcastle’s quayside.

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People and Money

Conversation, Collaboration and Critical Friends.

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