What we can learn from creative pursuits

What we can learn from creative pursuits

Being limited to where we can go and what we can do does have benefits.  From my perspective it has provided quality time for various creative pursuits and being in my art studio.  Aesthetics has a huge influence in how I approach things in life.  Making art...

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The Story Cookbook and the Story Bistro

The Story Cookbook and the Story Bistro

In 2019 Andrew Rixon and I published The Story Cookbook: practical recipes for change through Cambridge Scholars Publishing.  It’s a fantastic resource full of excellent story-based activities that can be used in a range of contexts. We are now working on our second...

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Changing nature of work

Changing nature of work

We’ve been talking about the future of work for a long time now with very little innovation…until now.  The Coronavirus pandemic has unleashed its natural force on us humans and now it’s our time to act swiftly.  It is a massive disruption that requires compassionate...

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Maverick Meetings

Maverick Meetings

“I don’t know why I have been asked to attend this meeting”; “This meeting has been a waste of time”.  Have you heard comments like this or experienced yourself?  Maybe you’ve seen they eye rolls when the idea of a meeting is mentioned.  Lots of us have experienced...

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Health and Wellbeing – Working from home

Health and Wellbeing – Working from home

One of the most significant and probably challenging changes has been the shift for people to work from home. This may be easier said than done. It certainly has its pros and cons particularly when everyone is at home. How can you make this a creative and productive...

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How are we?

How are we?

Most of us will be experiencing a range of feelings and emotions and that’s OK. We’re experiencing a range of grief and it’s worth acknowledging… The Harvard Business Review have an interesting article on "that discomfort you're feeling is grief".  It is interesting...

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The Story Conference

The Story Conference

We are Homonarrans - story-telling beings.  This year the Story Conference focused on work, health and wellbeing stories. I facilitated Ebb & Flow: Creativity and Wellbeing which homed in on personal creativity and wellbeing. Participants took a dive into their...

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Creative Conferences

Creative Conferences

A highlight has been attending the Applied Improvisational Conference at the Alan Alda Center for Communication at Stony Brook University Long Island. I was delighted to see the legendary Alan Alda aka Hawkeye from M*A*S*H interviewed by writer and educator Aretha...

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