Anne Cooper – True Strength Podcast – Episode 15

As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Anne Cooper and provide a space for Anne to share her story.
CliftonStrengths (TM) Dominant Talent Themes: Woo, Positivity, Communication, Activator, Ideation, Responsibility, Futuristic, Strategic, Input, Individualisation.

Sam Meikle – True Strength Podcast – Episode 14

As part of my True Strength project, I’m featuring interviews that dig deep into how people succeed and I was delighted to interview Sam Meikle and provide a space for Sam to share her story. The interview has lots of insights into how Sam succeeds; about strengths, weaknesses, mindset, and resilience.
CliftonStrengths (TM) Dominant Talent Themes: Positivity, Woo, Developer, Communication, Strategic, Activator, Empathy, Futuristic, Achiever, Arranger

Outputs from #cipdACE World Cafe session on ‘Reducing Stress and Supporting Mental Health at Work’

At this CIPD Annual Conference session on Thursday 8th November 2018, Nicky Ingham spoke about her own personal story of struggling with this, Ian Pettigrew spoke about the need to address organisational culture and help people be resilient and be there for them if they struggle, and David Hayden facilitated a world cafe discussion to capture the wisdom in the room about this topic. This blog post captures the discussions in the room.

Why playing to your strengths isn’t like competing in the decathlon or heptathlon

Helping people play to their strengths has been a major part of my work for over 10 years and – as a Gallup-certified strengths coach – I spend a lot of my time helping people work with their strengths (and their weaknesses!). In Learning & Development, strengths and weaknesses are

Dear HR

(A poem that I wrote for a CIPD Merseyside and North Cheshire branch event): Dear HR,   It is great to be with you tonight but I need to start with a confession…. You know those people Peter Cheese talks about who ended up in the profession…?   My degree