This book is divided into three sections: Be Brave, Be Kind and Follow Your Dreams. The biggest takeaway from this book for me was that you can be both a leader and a good person. Gareth is clearly so values-driven and prides himself on his respect for his team members – you don’t have to … Continue reading Anything is Possible by Gareth Southgate
It’s safe to say this week has been super challenging for me. I undertake a role I enjoy and find so fulfilling, but there are times when something unexpected gets in the way. This week it’s been my health…whilst it would be too long and laborious to unpack it here, I’ve need to speak with … Continue reading When you need your Team around you – mini blog
Breaks? Holidays? People often wonder why I need a holiday when I am now practically fully retired but I still find the concept of holiday invigorating and exciting. Holiday for me, used to be time for a recovery, time to get away from everyone and everything, I liked nothing more than to be in my … Continue reading Restoration and wellbeing – why ‘breaks’ are important.
Last week Amy posted a brief picture and message to Twitter and Instagram of her trip to Hampton Court. She reminded us how important it is to take time out and relax. She asked an important question; How do you ensure you recharge your batteries? We all need time and space to reenergise, to find space between … Continue reading How do you recharge your batteries?
Here at TWBC we’ve made protected time to review our diversity credentials. We set out at the beginning of this spring to really challenge ourselves: Just how much do we embrace difference and diversity? Do we even understand what these words mean to us as individuals or as a Collective? How can me move from a … Continue reading Becoming Active Allies…
Yesterday a couple of us at TWBC had a conversation about preferred pronouns, we discussed Eddie Izzard, other celebrities and colleagues. We reflected on how hard it can be to remember to use preferred pronouns when we are so conditioned to go by just what we see and hear. To work with preferred pronouns involves … Continue reading Our latest short blog – preferred pronouns
On pride month, I’ve been reflecting on what significance it holds for me. What feels important to me at this moment? Like most values-based organisations at The Wellbeing Collective we’ve been really immersing ourselves into what it means to work well with difference and diversity. For us, the content of our discussions has been mainly … Continue reading Reflections on Pride Month – embracing my own difference.
Each year, during the month of June, we have a chance to celebrate the lives of people with a learning disability throughout a week of awareness activity and promotion. This years theme is on the arts and creativity, and is a great opportunity for us all to stop and think about the things that enrich … Continue reading On Learning Disability Awareness week TWBC’s Carol shares her perspectives on art and creativity.
In coaching and facilitating, the desire to add value, help or say something useful can get in the way of actually doing those things. Without realising it, we can become focussed on ourselves rather than the other person, instantly undermining everything we hope to offer. What we often hear from people coaching and facilitating is … Continue reading Coaching – enriching the focus on the person
My ability to recall information, is, quite frankly, laughable. Ever since I was little recalling information has been something I have struggled with. Academically, even during my degree, I scored highly in my essays knowing my exam grade would pull me down. The exam wasn’t reflective of my learning, I knew the content – it … Continue reading Note taking – how coaching helped changed the way I approach my anxiety at work