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  • Day One of Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking and Forced Labour Conference, London March 26, 2019
    Day One of this important conference has started.  11 countries coming together to discuss the best way to reduce the worst crimes. Two key messages that have stood out for me today are: Improve Legislation to Improve Lives.  Put Survivors at the heart of Legislation.The start of a conference is a key time.  It defines the type […]
  • Overseas Territories Project Forum this week. March 26, 2019
    The Overseas Territories don't get much coverage in our press but they are 14 territories under the jurisdiction and sovereignty of the United Kingdom.  https://www.uk-cpa.org/where-we-work/uk-overseas-territoriesThe CPA UK's role is to strengthen parliaments and democracy.  This week (March 4th to 7th) I'm heading to a Forum, which brings together the key players from most of the […]
  • Time Management - why it's challenging & how to get better at it. November 7, 2018
    I've taught time management skills for years and to be honest I feel there needs to be some home truths put out about it.Firstly if you've got a lot to do, it's going to take time.  There are no short cuts to action and thinking. So time management is about managing your mind and emotions […]
  • Imposter Syndrome. Why it's good for leadership September 27, 2018
    Imposter syndrome can happen for a number of reasons. 1. school didn’t support their learning style 2. adults didn’t support their ideas or abilities. 3. individuals can feel they can’t do the job to the level they’d like But in fact imposter syndrome might actually be a sign that they’re doing their job well.  Dunning Kruger Effect The Dunning Kruger […]
  • Nodding, Selling and building agreement September 27, 2018
    Nodding is an underrated body gesture.  We are social animals and like to copy each other.  When we get on with someone we often copy their body position.  But nodding is more than that. When we nod, people often nod back.  It's a bit like smiling.  When people nod they look like they are agreeing in a meeting.  Just […]
  • Deconstructing Tony Blair's writing style July 20, 2018
    I'm aware Tony Blair's reputation is no longer as an influencer and is not taken seriously by many on the world stage but I find his ability to construct his argument and use influencing language to build a speech fascinating. In this video he1. Starts with a feeling of understanding and compassion 2. Summarises his […]
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Coaching tips and insight for business leaders, political players and creative entrepreneurs from BeSpoke Skills - a top coaching and consultancy based in central London -  led by Kate Faragher.

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