social responsibility

Spring Promise

I love spring. Even although it happens every year I am always entranced by it – by its promise. Its promise of new beginnings. Seeing a tiny crocus fighting its way through frozen ground or the daffodils finally swaying in the breeze, or little birds beginning to chirp again and think about [...]

Empowerment in developing markets

“We cannot achieve democracy and lasting peace in the world unless women obtain the same opportunities as men to influence developments at all levels of society”. 2011 Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony Addressing the critical issue of gender equality is a key challenge for many parts of the world that [...]

Clare Dakin

Clare Dakin is a passionate environmentalist, social entrepreneur and inspirational speaker. She has 18 years of international experience within the personal growth sector; facilitating groups, coaching business leaders and creating change processes that lead to lasting shifts in behaviour. She [...]

More for less

At an recent event for HR professionals the speaker was talking about the “more for less” culture that has grown up during the current economic climate and – as  is often the case –  when budgets are under pressure the spend on training is cut back. It can be tempting to bemoan the [...]

Jo in Mongolia

During the end of 2010 and early 2011 I worked closely with Jo Birch, (no relation before you ask) on the Inspiring Women Leaders – Dare We? conference. During that time it became clear that Jo had a real passion for working with communities and for creating leadership opportunities where [...]

I had all sorts of plans …

I had all sorts of plans for 2012: continuing to grow It’s Good 2 Give, getting fit, enjoying my husband’s retirement, reading more books…. Little did I realise what fate had in store for me. Mid-December my dad fell down stairs at home and we had our first visit to Royal Infirmary of [...]
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