Is Kindness Under-Rated at Work?

Posted on June 18th, 2014 by - 5 comments

One of the qualities I  value most in people is kindness; they could be brilliant at what they do, at the top of their field, earning a fortune, but if they are carelessly unkind they cut no ice with me. In my experience kindness is somewhat under rated in the world of work. It rarely features on any job description and people are not usually praised at annual review for being kind. It probably comes under the heading of ‘soft

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Dreams Can Come True!

Posted on June 16th, 2014 by - 0 comments

We’ve been busy getting ready for our London Licensing course for the last few weeks.  It feels like quite a milestone. In February 2013 there was just one RenewYou specialist. Me. Last year I did something I’d thought about for years but for one reason and another I hadn’t done anything about it. Which meant my dream stayed a dream, as dreams do until you take your courage in your hands and actually do something. Of course I was a

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Women at War

Posted on June 13th, 2014 by - 0 comments

I am glad that we are honouring the men of World War Two; I find it moving and poignant. However, it’s good to remember the contribution of women too, as in this picture of women working behind the scenes at Bletchley Park. RenewYou is my one day personal development programme for women, licensed to excellent trainers across the world. Check out your nearest one.

Inspirational Woman – Shona Easton

Posted on June 11th, 2014 by - 1 comment

Shona Easton is a bag lady, in the nicest possible way. She’s a bag designer. If you’ve ever wondered how you become a bag designer we’re about to find out. Shona has been running her own business since 1996 and her own designer label launched in 2002. Jane: Shona, do share, how does one become a bag designer? Did you leave education with the idea of designing bags? Can you do a course in bag design? Shona: Not a course

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Do You Use Your Vote?

Posted on June 9th, 2014 by - 2 comments

Above, Emmeline Pankhurst being arrested by police as she protests at women not having the vote. This is why I have voted in every single election I have ever had the right to. Always vote, it matters. P.S. RenewYou is my one day personal development for programme for women, licensed to excellent trainers across the world. Check out your nearest one.

Dads Doing Housework Has Positive Effect on Daughters’ Career Ambitions

Posted on June 6th, 2014 by - 2 comments

Just spotted this from the Association for Psychological Science. In brief, they have carried out some research that says if Dads get very involved in housework and chores within the home, they are more likely to have daughters who will look outside traditional careers for women and go high flying. Isn’t that brilliant news! Presumably most men who defy the statistical norm are men who are pro gender equality anyway so I hope that hasn’t skewed the research. But what

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