Be more daffodil – why renewal is key

Be more daffodil – why renewal is key

A couple of years ago we turfed a chunk of our garden….what a rock ‘n’ roll life I lead, eh? But if you’ve ever done it yourself, you’ll know how long it takes to dig out the soil, and in our case all the wonderful bulbs in our traditional 1930’s-style borders. So I...
Don’t Settle. Do what you love.

Don’t Settle. Do what you love.

“What if I fall? Oh but my darling, what if you fly?” – Erin Hansen When I left university, I just needed a job. The concept that it should be something I was passionate about was pretty low down the list of priorities. I had the usual debts and if I’m honest my...
Listen: do you want to know a secret?

Listen: do you want to know a secret?

….sang George Harrison in 1963. There’s a ‘magic ingredient’ to the most powerful presentations: a consistent component in speeches that make us sit up, listen and take action. However, it’s woefully under-utilised in a sea of slides, cue cards and data. So what’s the...
Six years & six lessons learned…

Six years & six lessons learned…

This month Green Door has been up and running for six years. I’m amazed when I stop and think about that. The journey’s been hard work, but also ridiculously good fun, and the facilitator in me has been reflecting on what I’ve learned. So here are six insights from...
Aide-memoire: why rich memories are key for learning

Aide-memoire: why rich memories are key for learning

Next month we’re off to the Vendée for our holiday and I’m really excited, as well as nostalgic – it was a popular choice of my parents when my brother and I were small. It’s got me thinking about the crucial role of the senses in locking in memories – helping...