City Shapers

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February 2018

It was yet another underwhelming experience and I wondered why I’d bothered. I was sitting at another one of those ‘Community Engagement workshops’. These workshops are usually facilitated by the local council, health trust or third sector consultants, designed to hear from local residents and to also share plans for the future.  They are often […]

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New Year’s Inspiration!

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January 2018

Over the past year, I have found myself in a number of situations where I have been ‘s-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d’ to the extreme and left wondering if I have what it takes to ‘get the job done’!  During these times, I have learned to draw upon the many leadership (and self-leadership) lessons I have gleaned from my […]

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‘Tis the season to be…?

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December 2017

I lurve a good bargain!  Ask any of my friends!  I just can’t resist the opportunity to haggle – forgetting I’m on the High Street, UK – not in India! I know that some of you out there will understand!  There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline rush you get from buying an item for less […]

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Light Bearers

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October 2017

Jasper, Dolly, Peanut, and Lucy.. all know.  They know that it’s that time of year again…  Fireworks, loud bangs, bright flashes, random whizzes fizzing and flying through the dark night sky.  They dread this time of year.. not easily consoled, nowhere safe to hide.  When will it end?  No amount of sound therapy or clinical […]

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How Good is your Vision?

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September 2017

Visionary Leadership

Moving home is a big challenge: moving countries and creating a whole new life is an even BIGGER challenge! My husband and I faced a reluctant relocation after 19 years of living overseas and the decision making required was immense. Added to that were my big questions for God: where will we live…what type of […]

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Leadership That Transforms

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August 2017

A story is told of a man who wanted to change the world.  He tried as hard as he could, but really did not accomplish anything.  So he thought that instead he should just try to change his country, but he had no success at that either.  Then he tried to change his city and […]

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A Good Read For Women

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July 2017

Social media might be replacing print media, but as far as women are concerned, the content is not a million miles apart. Whether looking over the shelves of women’s magazines or novels in the station bookshop, or scrolling down women’s Facebook pages, one  significant characteristic stands out. It’s that women are interested in the lives […]

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Invited to the party!

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June 2017

Picture the scene.  You’re in an upper room with others from your team, none of whom are in the mood for conversation.  You’re waiting.. waiting.  Suddenly your senses are bombarded with a pyrotechnic display of sound, colour and movement..   flames like tongues appearing from nowhere and landing on the heads of the people around […]

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“What is Christian Coaching…exactly?”

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May 2017

I’m often asked this question. Twice this week in fact! The last time from Margaret Austin who kindly stopped by my table for a friendly chat as I was having a ‘cuppa’ in the church café last week.  When YOU think of the word ‘coaching’ or ‘coach’ what springs to mind? A sport’s coach, a […]

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