Random Act of Kindness

Those who know me well are fully aware of my arachnophobia, in fact, I recently put myself to the test and tackled a Spider Phobia Test (l know, I know, too much time on my hands!). (I bet you try it!) Needless to say, the...

King of the Jungle!

Reading Time: 4 minutesWell what a weekend that was! You can’t beat a Royal Wedding can you!

The Road Back…

Reading Time: 6 minutesWith thoughts very much turned to Mental Health Awareness this week

Keep Calm!

Reading Time: 5 minutesI’ve been very passionate about April being all about Stress Awareness

School of Coaching

Reading Time: 4 minutesI would like to tell you a tale of discovery, learning, understanding and wizardry! 

It’s In The Bag!

Reading Time: 3 minutesFor a while now I’ve been trying to lose weight and eat more healthily…

Familiarity Breeds Content

Reading Time: 1 minuteWe’ve all heard the phrase, and the meaning behind it is that extensive knowledge of…

Perfect Timing

Reading Time: 4 minutesOver the last few years I’ve been trying to find my own recipe…

Craig David…

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhat have Craig David and Chrysalis Consulting got in common? 

What’s Your Default?

Reading Time: 6 minutesIt’s April, spring seems to have finally sprung, the sun is shining…

‘Man in the Mirror’

Reading Time: 3 minutesI’ve always loved this song, and for years just used to thoughtlessly sing along with scant regard for the lyrics.

Manners Maketh Man

Reading Time: 3 minutesOn Saturday night, my other half announced he didn’t fancy cooking…

Bookends and Bad Frogs!

Reading Time: 3 minutesI googled Time Management and I got a few results – 1,340,000,000

Linkedin, Linkedup, Learning & Laughter!

Reading Time: 3 minutesYou know that feeling, you listen to a TED Talk, you read an online article, maybe you attend a workshop, or you talk to your best friend, the list goes on – but what am I talking about?

The Beauty Of An Ageing Workforce

Reading Time: 3 minutesHave you caught 100 Years Younger in 21 Days on ITV recently? I came across it whilst channel-hopping and thought I’d watch for a while, and of course you find yourself quickly drawn in!

We’re Engaged

Reading Time: 3 minutesEmployee Engagement is one of the hottest topics around at the moment, but whilst you may be forgiven for thinking this is a one-sided relationship, We believe that true engagement occurs when both parties fully participate in the process.

There’s A Rebellion Afoot!

Reading Time: 2 minutesIt’s Week 5 with the Chrysalis Crew and the rebellious movement is gaining momentum! This week I firstly spoke with Danny Witter, the CEO and Co-Founder of Work For Good Ltd.

The Job Interview

Reading Time: 2 minutesI’m currently watching the second series of Channel 4’s The Job Interview.

After watching Series One I knew what to expect, however, as I’ve recently experienced six months of job hunting following redundancy, I was more than ready to be the interview observer, rather than the participant!

The Interview – TV show or reality?

Reading Time: 5 minutesIf you’ve not yet watched any of series 2 of The Job Interview (Channel 4, Thursday’s at 22:00), I won’t ruin it for you, but I will proceed with my writing to give you a flavour of what you’re missing.

Step Away From The Script

Reading Time: 3 minutesI don’t know about you, but whenever I’m faced with a challenge or problem that means I have to call a Customer Service Helpline I cringe.  The loud and often awful music, the voice that interrupts the music every 10 seconds to update you on your position in the queue and then to make matters worse

Is It Time To Disrupt Induction?

Reading Time: 4 minutesHere at Chrysalis Consulting, we’ve been debating the value of the conventional company induction. Across our small team, we’ve shared our own personal recollections of the various inductions we’ve experienced throughout our individual careers, some inspired, and others complete horror stories!

NEVER Lose Your Love Of Learning

Reading Time: 3 minutesWell I’m in week 4 of my new role, and it’s a big 👍’s up! As I keep telling people, it’s a million miles away from the world of Tesco Distribution – a world of policies and procedures, that I felt safe and happy to

Come On; Take A Risk And Step Out Of Your Comfort Zone!

Reading Time: 2 minutesWhich will serve you best? Taking a risk, or just stepping out of your comfort zone temporarily, before scurrying back to its safe familiarity? Let’s look at the ‘Risk Takers’ first, if you thing about it, risk is often measured in a ‘macho’ way…

Old Master to Contemporary Artist!

Reading Time: 2 minutesAs the newest rebel in the Chrysalis Consulting team, I’m learning fast, and I love it! You know when the experts on Antiques Roadshow gush enthusiastically about contemporary artworks being in the style of the classically trained old masters – well I now know exactly what they mean.

Remember Your First Day?

Reading Time: 3 minutesOver the years as I’ve coached managers through Leadership skills, I have always given this same piece of advice, however high you climb in your career, NEVER forget your first day in a new role/company. It doesn’t matter what age you reach, the first day in a new job can be daunting, and the impact can be pretty long-lasting. Take a moment to reflect on yours.

Employee Experience

Reading Time: 3 minutesNo Point Spending a Fortune on PR if you Don’t Look After Your People, Past or Present!
Last year I sadly lost my job through Tesco Distribution’s programme of restructure.

Information Overload?

Reading Time: 3 minutesAccording to Smart Insights 2017 blog, the amount of content sent in a mere 60 seconds is truly phenomenal, and I only guess that this has increased again over the last 12 months.

We need more misfits!

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn business and particularly in HR we talk about ‘fit’.  The right fit for the role, team fit, cultural fit, it’s all about fit and often as people we expect to fit in or try our best to so that we feel a sense of belonging.

Stress doesn’t have to be bad!

Reading Time: 4 minutesIn a recent LinkedIn post by Richard Branson he stated that 12.5 million days were lost in the UK due to stress last year, not only is that a worrying number of days, but the costs associated with this will be enormous.

What a week!

Reading Time: 3 minutesIt’s been another amazing week at Chrysalis Consulting.  Not only did we celebrate our fourth birthday, we’ve worked with some of our fabulous clients, gained some fabulous new clients, Kelly has been selected to take her HR and L&D skills to Africa in September, love has been in the air, there have been pancakes a plenty and that’s not all – we also welcomed to the team our awesome new Creative Co-ordinator Sue Alty on Monday.

Trust – On loan or earned?

Reading Time: 5 minutesWe talk about people having to ‘earn’ trust – but is this really possible? Can you earn trust?  And if so, how?  What is it that you have to do to ‘earn’ trust?