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Being 10% Braver: Courageous Conversations (Elf Edition)

Being 10% Braver: Courageous Conversations (Elf Edition)

The first Christmas present I gave my husband was a bauble I’d found on the tube. We moved into our first home a week before Christmas on a tight budget. That year our decorations were limited to a slightly tired tree and a bauble that had fallen off a drunk guy’s...

KEYNOTE: Bloomfest 2022 – London, UK

KEYNOTE: Bloomfest 2022 – London, UK

What a day! Bloomfest 2022 was a blast 💥 I’m always appreciative of the opportunity to speak into people’s lives so it was a huge honour to deliver the opening keynote on Fearlessness. I don't usually share my keynote in full, but I've had so many amazing messages...

Wellbeing For Idiots (Myself Included!)

Wellbeing For Idiots (Myself Included!)

Last week I delivered a wellbeing day for The Orwell Trust. That's 300 Everyday Heroes in total! I actually wanted to title the day "Wellbeing For Idiots (Myself Included)" because we all know what we could do to improve our physical and mental health but repeatedly...

I am Speaker Of the Year 2022!

I am Speaker Of the Year 2022!

The impossible has happened! I'm blown over and incredibly honoured to have won awards in three categories at The Speaker Awards: 🎊 Highly Commended for Best Virtual Gig🎉 WINNER - Best Live Gig and...🏆 WINNER - Speaker Of The Year! It's impossible because behind the...

Celebrate Your Everyday Heroes

Celebrate Your Everyday Heroes

This moment was captured last week by Bros in Mktg at The Speaker Awards. I'd just won Speaker Of The Year, but that's not why it's special. I've always been blessed with amazing friends in absence of a family growing up. I've had Everyday Heroes champion my...

How To Have A Lovely Weekend

How To Have A Lovely Weekend

My Saturdays are reserved for Lovely. The goal is to look back at the end of the day and to say 'You know what, today was lovely' - and mean it! Today's Lovely Saturday started with a Rubik's Cube race with my son who beat me with his 17-second solve, (mine may or may...

How To Bounce Back From Loss Without Becoming Bitter

How To Bounce Back From Loss Without Becoming Bitter

On the same day I was booked to do seventeen TV and radio interviews promoting the BBC TV show The Apprentice, I had to go and identify my little brother’s body.  A few months earlier, the previous season of The Apprentice had been in full swing, and the...

How To Stop Fear From Becoming Your Designated Driver

How To Stop Fear From Becoming Your Designated Driver

Who’s driving your bus? Back when my kids were young I found myself addicted to American Mommy Bloggers on YouTube.Mommy Bloggers are utterly fantastic in every way and put the overachieving Ms Rabbit from Peppa Pig to shame. Friendly, fun and always smiling with...

How To Stop Should-ing Yourself

How To Stop Should-ing Yourself

As a teacher, one of my favourite things was twisting the end of stories to mess with the kids in my class! I once convinced thirty-one 5 year olds that the big, bad wolf actually just had hay fever. His only crime was reacting to a heavy pollen count whilst passing...

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