Learning & Growth: Why you need your own development budget

Every time I’ve been in a role with an individual budget for learning & development (L&D), I’ve loved it. And every time that benefit has been limited, and withdrawn, I’ve left pretty sharpish. I’ve realised I value having an individual L&D budget above all other employer benefits. (Employee assistance programmes nearly tie, but, for me, […]

Gratitude & Growth: What’s important? People & relationships

Sustainable ways of working I’m so grateful for experiences that have taught me so much about collaborating and sustainable ways of working. Spoiler: It’s about people and relationships. Building relationships IS the work Organising team building together Last year I co-organised a homesite. Wait, what’s a homesite? It’s a virtual off-site. But, what’s an off-site? […]

When one door closes… Goodbye Amplify calls, hello Conscious Growth

Today’s the last live call for the Amplify creative flow class, and I’m going to miss them. Really grateful to be on them. My 20-something self would never believe I’d be on weekly calls with Steve Pavlina. And I’m excited about joining Conscious Growth Club. Questions I’m looking forward to exploring next week What relationship […]

Chilling with Do Nothing Days & Unscheduled Time

So, I think I’m getting better at do nothing days, days of unshoulding, unscheduled time. Today, I’ve been: Watching Bill Bailey’s Limboland stand-up comedy Learning about Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman whilst studying Octalysis Watching Adventure Time Napping Ordering myself vegan afternoon tea & groceries Snacking Budgeting All I had scheduled for today […]

There are no universal questions

I was talking with colleagues today. Someone expressed a desire for a question that’s good to ask everyone. Some weather we’re having, huh? People often talk about the weather. Maybe because it’s a universal phenomenon that affects people. But no, some areas have pretty much the same weather all the time, and therefore rarely speak […]

11 indulgent foods for under £15, and they’re vegan

Lately, food has just been a bit of a struggle. But these foods still appeal to me when my appetite is fluctuating. Tesco prices, unless specified otherwise 11 delights for £15 Croquettes: Just mashed potato covered in breadcrumbs, but feels so fancy. Not every brand of these is vegan, but McCains are. £1.50 Similarly, McCain […]

I love learning; what motivates me? Exploring 8 core drives

I’m exploring what motivates learning, for me, looking at the eight core drives (CD) of motivation of the Octalysis framework.  It feels like really good timing to be reading Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari at the same time as I’m on my Octalysis Prime learning journey. Because Sapiens looks at […]