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Keynote for education leaders in North Tyneside

Keynote for education leaders in North Tyneside

I’m on record as saying if there’s going to be a revolution in Education, it’s going to start in the North, and this keynote proved me right! Delivering a keynote in the North Tyneside Council Chamber to a room jam-packed with everyday hero leaders in education was a...

What would life would look like if you were just 10% Braver?

What would life would look like if you were just 10% Braver?

10% Braver looks different for everyone. https://www.youtube.com/shorts/ZWOaMgRHrR0 10% Braver looks different for everyone. You don’t have to achieve firefighter levels of courage, it’s about being braver than you were yesterday. Small steps = MAHOOSIVE change. Ready...

How To Have The Best Valentine’s Day Ever

How To Have The Best Valentine’s Day Ever

Whenever I hear the ‘Love your neighbour as you love yourself’ vibe, I always think of the raw deal Maureen and Ken next-door-but-one get if you‘re not very nice to yourself! This V-Day, before you rush out to buy flowers/M&S Dinner for 2/a sleeping bag to hide in...

How to be more goal-setter and less Forrest Gump feather

How to be more goal-setter and less Forrest Gump feather

Goals used to feel like a luxury I couldn’t afford. I had a tendency to live as if I was surrounded by scarcity - an old story left over from being a kid in foster care, a homeless student and a newly qualified teacher! Even when I started teaching, and the physical...

How to be a Resilience Ninja

How to be a Resilience Ninja

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eu5hezpFZxY When tasked with embedding ambitious resilience in a class of 30 six year olds I called on the great British stand up comedian Peter Kay. In one routine, he discusses biscuits - a subject close to my heart. Peter compares...

Double* Award Winner – Speaker of The Year

Double* Award Winner – Speaker of The Year

*2024 Update - now triple! I just won Speaker of the Year at the GTex Awards! Thank you, Sam Allcock, for this lovely write-up of my awards! Check it out on Business Mole. Jaz Ampaw-Farr, an extraordinary local woman from Milton Keynes, has once again been recognised...

‘Me-time’ is the opposite of being selfish

‘Me-time’ is the opposite of being selfish

I’ve massively struggled with this one. I felt that taking time out for myself was indulgent. But ask yourself, who wants a bitter, twisted, exhausted human showing up for them? Not me! When you insist on filling up the cups of others while paying your own cup no mind...

Changing Lives Learning Trust Keynote

Changing Lives Learning Trust Keynote

I kicked off 2024 in style in Carlisle with over 300 Everyday Heroes for the fantastic Changing Lives Learning Trust. They are aptly named too as their work really does change lives! It's inspiring to see the dedication and passion that educators bring to their roles,...

Secret to knowing your worth

Secret to knowing your worth

“I’m not good enough.” How many times have you uttered those words to yourself? The secret to knowing your worth is to start believing in yourself. It sounds simple. But it can be hard to break free from the special kind of criticism we save for ourselves. One way to...

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