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How it started and how it’s going… a bit more about my background

I’m born and bred in South Africa. When I started school, there were no black kids in my class, no black kids in my school.… Continue reading How it started and how it’s going… a bit more about my background

Carbon Offsetting in the U.K.

In April 2021, the U.K. government published a very helpful report, summarised here, on achieving net zero carbon emissions that reviewed a number of Carbon… Continue reading Carbon Offsetting in the U.K.

Award applications, a pursuit in vanity?

As a CSR team we used to apply to many award schemes relating to our partnerships and impacts. Historically, our organisation had been recognised by… Continue reading Award applications, a pursuit in vanity?

What #difference does it make? (2)

If you have put your feelers out to explore doing something that makes a difference and loved it, and/or you’ve reached the point where you… Continue reading What #difference does it make? (2)

Youth development – Exam technique

You can study all you like but, if your technique for studying and writing exams is poor, your results will likely not improve. Below is… Continue reading Youth development – Exam technique

Using social media to deepen the impact of youth social mobility programmes

As someone who had the benefit of a privileged upbringing and world class education opportunities, I am passionate about empowering others and helping them get… Continue reading Using social media to deepen the impact of youth social mobility programmes

Youth development – Interview prep

It’s amazing how your brain starts working, storing, growing, retrieving, forging millions of connections a minute, from the moment you’re born until you… step into… Continue reading Youth development – Interview prep

Levers and barriers for corporate volunteering

If you’ve ever tried to organise volunteering in the community, you’ll know it’s difficult to get people to turn up. Even with good intentions, numbers… Continue reading Levers and barriers for corporate volunteering

Landing the corporate client ‘holy grail’

Many individuals and smaller service providers are trying to break into the corporate supply chain. Thankfully, the trend at the moment is for corporates to… Continue reading Landing the corporate client ‘holy grail’

Sustainable sustainability

I have been asked about what makes a good corporate sustainability or CSR programme. I think it is one which is sustainable by the organisation.… Continue reading Sustainable sustainability

Think twice

It certainly feels like we’re hitting a critical mass of people concerned about plastic waste and its impact. This is a great thing and it’s… Continue reading Think twice

Forget it.

There’s an endless supply of advice out there: ten ways to ‘this’, five top things to ‘that’. I have read countless articles like this, but… Continue reading Forget it.

Call for answers in tissue bank failure

In common with many expectant parents, my husband and I decided when I was pregnant in late 2017 that we would preserve the cord blood… Continue reading Call for answers in tissue bank failure

Because… Me.

A recent trip to the doctor left me with a surprising and thought provoking diagnosis: “…don’t forget to make some time for self care.” Don’t… Continue reading Because… Me.

Winds of change

I learned some interesting things tonight. I attended a B Corp social and was pleasantly surprised. I learned that the B Corp movement is about… Continue reading Winds of change

A year to save my life

It took me a long time to feel ready to try for a baby. There was no rational argument for why the world needed another… Continue reading A year to save my life

What #difference does it make?

Loads of successful professionals have reached out to me over the years with the same problem. They’ve dedicated years to qualifying and building careers, but… Continue reading What #difference does it make?

#MummyWorks

Almost a year ago the most life-changing thing happened to me. I had my son. I have always thought of pregnancy and motherhood as the… Continue reading #MummyWorks

03.54 am

  Seems as good a time as any to start a blog. It’s one thing, falling in love with the idea of being a writer,… Continue reading 03.54 am

The #Journey Begins

Thanks for joining me! Good company in a journey makes the way seem shorter. — Izaak Walton