Jill Wood doesn’t look like a revolutionary. She’s softly spoken, her hair is neatly styled, and she’s not wearing any commercially produced Che Guevara merchandise. But this year she was the only head who stood her ground and boycotted SATs in her school. Her main driver was that SATs aren’t the best way to assess […]
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My five year old has a stunning selection of Poundland Christmas hats, the latest being an elf one with ears and a beard. As I was sitting at the breakfast wearing it listening to Christmas music last week I thought how cool it would be to get together some of the people I admire on Twitter […]
You want to make a change. I mean you really want to. And yet every time you try you get stuck. Me too! That’s why I’ve shared this journey with you. Because the good news is, you get to choose what happens next.
Mr Ruddock was my history teacher in Y8. I want to sugarcoat it, or say it wasn’t just me, or assert that I wasn’t the worst, but, the truth is: I made his life a misery. Inspired by Paul Dix’s fabulous new book: ‘When Adults Change, Everything Changes’, I wrote this letter to Mr Ruddock […]
What would happen if I walked into your staff room and asked: Right you fantastic bunch of heroes, who’s in charge of happiness round here? Blank looks? Confused stares? A random voice offering ‘Well I collect the lottery money each month?’ Are We Having Fun Yet? Is your work fulfilling? That’s the secret to happy […]
I get asked to do a lot of stuff for free. And, some requests don’t even involve cake. My WHY is to be a catalyst for change – a door opener for people to lead, so I always want to start with a yes. Unfortunately, Aldi doesn’t look too kindly on people trying to pay for sausages with […]
You want to give 100% to life and work without losing yourself. Whenever the scales tip in either direction, guilt rears its ugly head and you start doubting you have what it takes. Which is crazy when you consider how dedicated you are to others living their best life. My TEDx talk is all about […]
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