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November 24, 2019

I first wrote this blog in 2014 as a solicitor at Simpson Millar solicitors having just written my own blog and asked that it be shared with my profile on the firm's website.   This led to a twitter exchange with Helen Sanderson, then CEO of Helen Sanderson Associates...

July 28, 2017

Earlier this year I had the chance to meet up with Jon Alexander.  Jon is a driving force behind New Citizenship Project and #citizenshift.   In our conversation we discussed the potential for our new Metro Mayors in the UK to help lead and facilitate a different...

July 13, 2017

(A shortened version of this article first appeared in Local Government Chronicle)

The lack of women's representation and voice, and lack of diversity more broadly, in devolved decision-making has been starkly visible over the last two years - from the ‘pale, male' imag...

May 24, 2017

The complete lack of women's representation, and lack of diversity more broadly, in the Northern Powerhouse has gained increasing attention over the last two years - from the 'stale, pale, male' images of devolution signings in Greater Manchester and Merseyside,  to th...

April 4, 2017

(One from the archives - originally posted on Helen Sanderson Associates website, November 2015)

“Appreciation can make a day – even change a life. Your willingness to put it into words is all that is necessary."  – Margaret Cousins

People often focus on what they can’t...

January 4, 2017

As 2016 draws to end we decided to share our thoughts on a book we’ve each read this year.  I’ve chosen, 'What Works: Gender Equality by Design' by Iris Bohnet.

In a year full of bad news and examples of what doesn’t work, I’ve tried hard to pay attention to the good ne...

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This is a blog I wrote for Claire Bradshaw in June 2019 about why at Happen Together we use clean language.

At Happen Together we base our coaching and...

Clean language: directing your attention within the system to create sustainable change

July 8, 2019

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February 11, 2019