On July 8 2017 I set myself the challenge of writing 52 blogs in 52 weeks, and here it is blog number 52 on Charlotte’s Sidekick Blog posted today July 8 2018 – I did it! Anyone who has followed the blog will see that I started out well with regular posts, lost momentum in… Continue reading Blog 52 of 52
Exit comfort zone
Today I rowed! I got into a boat, with nine other people who were also rowing and one who was beating a drum. This is nor something I would have normally done, nor is it something that I had ever done before. I found myself volunteering at a client meeting when they said they were… Continue reading Exit comfort zone
I’m all ears! The Art of Listening
I’m a talker, I come from a family of talkers, in fact when my husband first met me he used to rock back and forth after and hour with me, my mother and sister in a room. We’d all talk, all at the same time, no one listening to what the other was saying. We… Continue reading I’m all ears! The Art of Listening
The Value of Creative
I’ve just logged another five points on this year’s CIPR Continual Professional Development programme, she says blowing her nails! I watched a really interested session on the value of creative, and boy oh boy it couldn’t have come at a better time, as I’m heading off with my business partner to get creative for a… Continue reading The Value of Creative
Getting creative with crystals!
My nine year old son attended a creative writing workshop at the weekend and he came back so enthusiastic about what he had done. Each of the children had put their hand into a bag of crystals, selected a crystal and create a story using their crystal for inspiration. His involved a Phoenix, who was… Continue reading Getting creative with crystals!
Continuous development since 2004
While logging my latest batch of CIPR Continuous Professional Development (CPD) points – taking this year’s up to 45 so far – I scrolled down to see how long I’ve been doing this and if the computer record is correct I’ve been at it since 2004! That is 14 years of professional development, which… Continue reading Continuous development since 2004
I’m ready to pilot things
Not planes! No no no, I’m talking about piloting new ways of working. I read a great article last week about a PR agency boss who is piloting the four day week – I loved it. Change can be hard but you’ve got to give things a go and see if they work. This particular… Continue reading I’m ready to pilot things
Doing a u-turn about this reverse parking policy
A month or two ago I was invited to a networking event and a line in the invite stopping me in my tracks. It said ‘Please note that XX operates a reverse parking only policy in their car park.’ Well quick as a flash, obstinate as I am, I thought well I operate a driving… Continue reading Doing a u-turn about this reverse parking policy
Afternoon tea and talk!
When you get invited to talk to a group of people and afternoon tea is on offer its a no brainer really! Today, one of my business partners and I, did a presentation to Doncaster Chamber’s Women in Business Group and as our agency was set up by three ‘women in business’ we jumped at… Continue reading Afternoon tea and talk!
#PRFest Day Two
I’m never sure if it’s just me that congratulates myself on the small stuff or if everyone else does it too? Anyway, after giving myself a wee well done for making in back to my hotel and surviving another night alone in a hotel room in an unfamiliar city, I headed back to the Edinburgh… Continue reading #PRFest Day Two