Why caring is complex in communications

Why caring is complex in communications

Lockdown has given many of us both pause and cause to reflect, and in my lower moments, I’ve been berating myself, most commonly for caring too much what other people think. This has often been prompted by unflattering views on the many video calls I’m having at the...
Why I’m taking some time to celebrate

Why I’m taking some time to celebrate

This post marks a milestone and today, I’m celebrating. This is for many reasons, but not least is the fact it’s my three-year business anniversary. In the current climate, a celebration of any kind seems inappropriate. After all, we’re in the midst of a global...
Together we can achieve great things

Together we can achieve great things

I received an invitation to a networking event today. Not unusual, you might think, but this particular event was one at which I found myself before my business was even in its infancy. Before I even had a single client, I stood in front of my fellow event delegates...
Why it takes a village to grow a business

Why it takes a village to grow a business

When I first started my business, I gained a lot from a leadership support programme by 50:50 Future, a great North East organisation whose mission is to achieve gender equality in the workplace. So, I was pleased to be asked to contribute my thoughts on confidence,...
A picture is worth a thousand words

A picture is worth a thousand words

Maybe it’s because we’re enjoying such beautiful weather, in sharp contrast to the Beast from the East this time last year, but over the last few days I’ve been feeling the urge to pick up my camera. I don’t mean smartphone snapshots when out and about. When I’m using...
Where does the time go?

Where does the time go?

It’s now well over 10 years since I turned to the dark side with my first role in public relations, having taken a sideways step from journalism, and added photography to my portfolio since. So here are some key takeaways from my first decade in the broader...
How to turn reputation around

How to turn reputation around

I’ve not long finished reading the latest autobiography by Benjamin Zephaniah, the dub-poet and self-proclaimed anarchist that went from borstal boy to multi-honourary doctorate, famously turning down an OBE not once but twice. He is revered by people from all walks...