Taking time to pause and reflect

How often do you take the time to pause and reflect? To see how far you’ve come as a team, to recognise what everyone’s been through and to congratulate team members on how well they’ve dealt with it? The answer is possibly not often enough. The great news it, that you could take action to […]

Blue Diamond retreats are back

Ever wonder if you’ve bitten off more than you can chew? That’s what I was asking myself at times in the first week of March. But it all came together in the end! On the first weekend of March, I ran not one, but two face-to-face retreats! I know, I know, what could have possessed me […]

New affiliation for Blue Diamond

When you meet someone for the first time You never know quite where it might lead… I first met Cristina Vannini-Goodchild at a networking meeting 2 years ago. I can’t remember the details, but I was the speaker at one meeting, and she was speaking at the subsequent month (or vice versa). This was all […]

First retreat a huge success

In mid-November, I ran my first ever Best Foot Forward retreat and I’m pleased to say that it was a huge success. We had 18 wonderful women attend and 5 inspirational guest speakers. We connected, listened, participated, enjoyed delicious food and many of us also indulged in relaxing massage. It took place in the beautiful […]

Best Foot Forward celebrates 1 year anniversary

Smily face buttons representing happy Best Foot Forward members

August 2021 marks the 1-year Anniversary of Best Foot Forward…hurrah! …”but what is Best Foot Forward?” I hear you ask. Best Foot Forward is a membership group I created for women to support women! We discuss topics, formulate plans/solutions, share tips and techniques but also support each other through daily life! A supportive group of […]

Face-to-face workshops are back

Face to face workshops are back

Face to Face Workshops are Back! After a 17 month break, I delivered my first face-to-face workshop at a client’s office in July. I say face-to-face, it was actually in a large room and we were all very social distanced from each other, but you get the picture. And, I’m pleased to say it felt great! […]

It’s not what you know, it’s who you know

I hate to say this, but… It’s not just what you know, it’s who you know. It somewhat still surprises me that “who we know” can factor in many important decisions. Our decision-making capability comes from the heart as much as through our heads. Throughout my working life, much of my work has come through […]

Mid-Summer Motivational Madness


I remember my first time well. The feeling was incredible 🙃 I got so much energy from it. And clarity. No, not that… I’m talking about my first experience of Motivational Maps 😉 This was just over 2 years ago. I was working notice to leave my corporate role, preparing to run my business full-time. […]

Earn CPD credits from Workshops

CPD credits

Do you struggle to earn CPD credits? I take my personal development very seriously and I’m sure you do too. But it’s not always easy to juggle professional development alongside other work (and non-work) roles and responsibilities. I’m pleased to announce that all Blue Diamond workshops attended from 1st February 2021 could earn you Continuous […]

12 Days of Christmas Offers

12 Days of Christmas

Forget the Boxing Day Sales, what did you pick up in the Blue Diamond 12 Days of Christmas Offers? If you’ve managed to take a proper break from social media over the festive period, then congratulations to you! You’ve done better than most. However I didn’t want you to miss out on the 12 Days […]