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July 8, 2019

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 facilitation work with individuals and with teams or organisations in a clean language approach. Clean language is whe...

July 8, 2019

Back in April we celebrated the suffrage centenary work with schools and young people in Manchester that Happen Together delivered in 2018 with The Pankhurst Trust, Rise Voice Vote. We gathered at Federation House with young people, women’s organisations, activists, ca...

June 4, 2019

This blog reviewing the work we have done with the Parliament Project was originally posted on their site for International Women's Day. As Eve and I review the circles and plans for more of them in different spheres of life it was helpful to reflect on this learning....

October 16, 2018

We have witnessed in 2018 an incredibly vibrant, dynamic and diverse range of events, debates and conversations marking the 100 years since some women in the UK achieved suffrage. Celebrating the many achievements and gains since 1918 of women in political life and pow...

November 10, 2017

At Happen Together we have teamed up with Flourish CIC and amity HCD to co-design and create a festival to showcase the talents, innovation and heritage of women change-makers who increase social and economic independence of communities of Greater Manchester whilst cre...

September 20, 2017

Last week I found myself ‘practising what I preach’, or as I prefer to think about it, having an opportunity to model some good practice. Specifically, pulling off a great project kick-off on a new production with the small film company, Find It Film I am co-founder of...

September 5, 2017

I loved this article last year from Lauren Laverne in the Pool, expressing what I have felt for a very long time; September is the real start of the new year. Ingrained from over 20 years of education the sense of excitement about new opportunities I experience as the...

August 15, 2017

"You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run..."

Don Schlitz  (released by Kenny Rogers, 1978)

I've been thinking a lot lately about 'advice'. With my ongoing boat renovation project I am asking for a lot of...

August 8, 2017

I think of coaching as offering you 'heads-up navigation' to make change happen. Navigating is an activity I am regularly engaged in through both orienteering and sailing, as well as the more day-to-day of 'getting to places'. Spending time outdoors looking at and read...

August 8, 2017

A few weeks ago I met someone new, and so followed the inevitable conversation about what our respective jobs were. An interesting discussion emerged enabling me to share my passions on the whys, whats and wherefores of being a 'coach'. And then I was surprised to be a...

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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

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