Excavating Memory, Archaeology and Hope

Excavating Memory, Archaeology and Hope is an invitation by Elizabeth Mosier to listen to the objects speak. The true treasure is not the object at all. Instead, it is the stories the object tells about the people who owned or used it, what the thing tells you about the person and what is of importance […]

Mountains and Valleys, Ordinary to Extraordinary

Mountains and valleys, ordinary to extraordinary is a theme that thrills anthropologist Erik Seversen. Erik spotlights the essence of feeling fulfilled and purposeful. Describing himself as ordinary he admits doing extraordinary things, especially after being told he would not be able to do something. He learned to confront his fears and embrace the possibilities and […]

Vulnerability – A Human Gem

Says David Taylor-Klaus , “Vulnerability is a human gem. It’s a core part of who we are and it doesn’t have to be hard. It just has to be conscious. And when you bring it up to conscious awareness, when you invite it, when you lean into it, it’s not hard, it’s a practice. Being […]

Feed Forward Inspires Quality Performance

People are less familiar with feedforward which inspires quality performance. That’s because there really isn’t any point pointing out to people what they’re really bad at, because they probably already know. The brilliant thing about feedforward is that people at the receiving end of feedforward see aspects of their performance that they are less good […]

Power of Feedback

Debra Allcock Tyler reflects on the power of feedback – “What is the point of saying something to somebody that they are not going to do anything about? Instinctively as a human being we assume feedback is going to be bad. As managers and as leaders, we have an enormous amount of power over other […]

Insights Focusing on Career Change

“Working with a coach is lovely. In that space a coach can really push and prod and poke, just like the journalist would, but in a much more supportive way. You can’t think your way into a career change, because at some point you get stuck. So much is shifting. This isn’t a kind of […]

Boundary Boss Review By Erin Randall and Tesse Akpeki

TesseTalks review on TesseReads “Boundary Boss“, written by Terri Cole – The Essential Guide to Talk True, Be Seen, and (Finally) Live Free, with special guest Erin Randall who is all about happy people doing great work. Boundaries really matter. In Boundary Boss, Cole models how people can connect with the appropriateness and benefits of […]

Life Changing – A Map to Happiness

Life changing can be achieved by a map to happiness. Jane Gunn points to a compass of North, East South and East and West with a link to personal and professional values. N in North, what we’re trying to do is to say, what’s going on Now? What is the immediate challenge? Essential, even if […]

Dreams and Triumph

Dreams can become a reality. The dream you hold is what bears fruit. Tenacity and patience can make a difference to stay with our intention. Shortlisted three times for the Championship Award , for Tesse Akpeki, it is third time lucky. She has been crowned Champion for Governance 2023 by the Chartered Governance Institute for […]

Brown Girl In The Ring

“Brown Girl in the Ring came from a place of desperation” says Olukemi Ogunyemi. “Though my recollections are pretty harsh, the memoirs reflect my reality. All of us were in some kind of pain. People feel judged sometimes when you ask them to change something without any understanding of why they could consider doing so. […]