The other day I was speaking to my mentor about my personal goals. Immediately I began to speak about the goals I have for the programme I am delivering. Once she pointed this out I realised that in the intensity and excitement of setting Vital Spark up, I had lost sight of what I want… Continue reading What is my true voice?
There’s no denying that language plays a massive role in our day to day communications, but what problems can language cause when it comes to tackling more difficult subjects with a wider group? I have spent the last 5 or so years entering in to discussions about race, identity, privilege and, more recently, unconscious bias.… Continue reading The importance & problem of language
I have been amazed at the generosity of leaders in the sector. Having reached out to a number of individuals I’ve been able to learn more from an hour speaking with them, than days of reading leadership books or researching online. What has this taught me? Don’t be afraid to ask. Before now, I never… Continue reading Don’t Ask; Don’t Get
Face the fear... This is something that I have been doing much more of over the past 12 months. I realised that in order to grow personally and professionally I had to stop holding myself back. A session on limiting beliefs was a major eye opener for me to understand why I 'think' I can't… Continue reading Face the Fear
Over the past 9 months I've been working with a group of arts professionals on an enquiry focused on 'diversity in the arts'... a massive subject with so many layers, view points and opinions; that's exactly what has made it so interesting. One of the things that has really struck a chord and got me… Continue reading What’s your blind-spot?