Making it happen!

For many global companies, taking part in Growing Talent is a challenge because it disrupts the global recruitment policies in place.

Growing Talent is a mentoring journey for both employers and their potential unemployed new talent which delivers a mutual ‘test drive’ to see if the permanent role on offer is right for both parties.

Due to the unique partnership over nine years with JobCentre Plus in the UK, participants retain their benefits, have their travel paid, get paid by the employer, undergo a week of orientation and holistic workshops including qualification in the accredited i-act Managing and Promoting Positive Mental Health and Wellbeing aligning with ISO45003 psychological safety in the workplace and a dedicated mentor for the journey. This raises their empowerment and confidence before they start the four week mutual test drive with their employer.

What’s not to like?

With all these positive elements to Growing Talent, Lauren had a role she knew would be appropriate. After securing UK managements’ approval, she then had to tackle the European heads! No easy task – but she did it!

Lauren made it happen and you can see just how confident and awesome Lee is from the photo above with Lauren. Feed back from Lauren and her team is Lee is learning so quickly and picking up things fast. He’s a positive addition to the team – and this is just a few days into the journey! From Lee’s view, he’s enjoying it and has no complaints.

It not easy to start a new job during train strikes – but Lee made it happen too!

Vision, determination and passion = positive real results. So, let’s all ‘make it happen’!

Mental Health First Aid – Lite

Just been retained to deliver three workshops for 60 people in total for a global organisation with HQ in London.


With diverse backgrounds in the room, these should be an effective training sessions!


Lite is an introduction to the full Adult First Aid course.  It covers:


  1. Languages & Mental Health Issues
  2. What is Mental Health
  3. Mental Health Problems
  4. Supporting people in distress
  5. Managing our own well-being


Covering 3 hours, the course is designed to be a taster in understanding this complex subject.

EU – Referendum – In or Out?

There is a lot of rhetoric for both sides in the media.  With the pound already dropping against other currency it’s clear uncertainty, as with all things, breeds panic and a knee jerk reaction which is often wrong.


Instead of talking ourselves into or out of staying in the EU, lets take a moment to reflect on the facts we know – not the rhetoric – of both arguments.


Rather than be led by the loudest voice, why not research ourselves the in and out arguments?  Isn’t it better to weigh up all possible scenarios and calmly cast our vote?  The danger of not thinking the facts through could mean:

  1.    We vote for the wrong ‘side’
  2.    We don’t vote at all.

How can we moan about the result if we don’t use our vote?  For women, how can we look ourselves in the mirror knowing our predecessors fought and some died for our right to vote and then we don’t use it.


Don’t be led by the ‘pack’ one way or the other.  The voices of doom for both sides will be plentiful over the coming weeks.  Instead, stop, breath, reflect and make the choice that is right for you.


This is a once in a generation opportunity.  Let’s not waste it!