manager May 25, 2017 No Comments

Shhhhhh…. Don’t be afraid of the Silence

I have always enjoyed listening to great speakers as they find words to describe the indescribable and can take you on a journey you didn’t expect. In the wake of the atrocious attack at Manchester Arena the Poet, Tony Walsh did just that by delivering an amazing tribute to Manchester and its people, called ‘This Is The Place’.

I was enthralled and also reminded of something all great orators do. Read more

manager March 6, 2017 No Comments

5 ways to be more like a push puppet

Do you know what the toy in the photo is? These are called a number of things, I know them as push puppets – you push the bottom of the toy and it collapses; as soon as you release the pressure, it springs back to form again. My niece Sophie made this one for me and whilst it’s a toy for some, it’s a great reminder for me of what I need to do when struggles and chaos descend.

How often do you feel like collapsing? How hard is it to re-form once the pressure goes? We might re-form, but a couple of things have changed – in the example of the push puppet, the head will be the wrong way round and the legs a bit wonky.

Quite often though we don’t have a choice, we HAVE to completely re-form and we have to do it FAST.

How do we do this?

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manager September 20, 2016 No Comments

What are your quiet achievements?

From the ages of 5 years to 15 years I competed on stage in Speech & Drama competitions 61 times, that’s around 6 times a year.

Of the 61 times competing on stage, I received Honours (which means I scored over 80 out of 100) 40 times.

From the age of 5 years I was learning to take risks: I was way out of my comfort zone, I was being judged and I was learning to accept failure & success.

I attained Gold L.A.M.D.A (London Academy of Music & Dramatic Art) with Honours at 27 years.

Why am I telling you this?

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