Category Archives: Inclusion

Building A Special Team

As the old adage goes, time flies when you are having fun. It is amazing how quick the years go by nowadays. I celebrated my birthday with close friends and family, as well as receiving a crazily large bunch of generous messages across social media. Firstly, I have to express my gratitude to everyone for […]

René Receives Honorary Doctorate

Education Is The Passport There is a time in our lives when we don’t quite believe in ourselves. Often, someone special takes the time to encourage you, look out for you – a mentor. They give you their confidence and unconditional support. For many people over the years this person has been René Carayol. Roehampton […]

Who Are You Listening To

Who Are You Listening To? As the late great Maya Angelou reminded us, “Not everyone remembers what you said, but everyone remembers how you made them feel.” The progressive senior executives I have the privilege of coaching appear to have a current common theme, that they care strongly about the ‘trickle down’ effect of their […]

Why Inclusion Matters To This CEO

Why Inclusion Matters To This CEO

Why Inclusion Matters To This CEO Leading a team is never about the glory of being in charge but the strength of the togetherness. Humble origins can prepare and propel the most ordinary appearing people for extraordinary destinies. It doesn’t matter where you come from – everyone can be a leader. I’m going through my […]

Change Is Your Choice

Change Is Your Choice Ever since the tragedy of George Floyd last year, I have been asked to facilitate many Inclusion interventions, as senior leadership teams seek to understand and harness the power of an inclusive culture. Gary was the Group Procurement Director, and a very good one at that. From my early exchanges he […]

Everybody Deserves A Voice

Everybody Deserves A Voice London is not your city or my city, it is everybody’s city. With 40% of Londoner’s being ethnic minorities, it’s a special cosmopolitan city. Incredibly purpose driven, caring, ambitious and a natural team player. All these were obvious and compelling on the 30 minute initial Zoom call with Heather. It was […]

Higher and Higher

5 Ways to Create an Inclusive Culture The technology division of Vodafone, like far too many businesses, has openly been struggling to attract and retain talented women. The received wisdom was that this was down to recruitment. Consequently, it was perceived that as long as they could get more women into their recruitment pipeline, the […]

The Illusion of Inclusion

We Don’t See Things The Same I was meeting Priyanka’s mother for the first time, I wasn’t sure what to expect but I was really excited to meet her. She had come to London with Priyanka from Mumbai, India, for a short trip, and we both ensured that we had the opportunity to meet up. […]

Where’s Rene?

BBC Children in Need Having worked with The Executive Team of BBC Children in Need just recently, it was a pleasant surprise to be asked to return to work with all of their leadership team. We spent half a day in Birmingham with forty of their top brass. It didn’t feel that there was any […]

Do Some of Your Employees Feel Invisible?

do some of your employees feel invisible

How to inspire and motivate your workforce Diversity and inclusion appear to be back in fashion again, and it is probably linked to what is going on globally with the rise of anti-immigration sentiments driving xenophobic behaviour. From Myanmar to Austria, from the USA to the UK and in far too many places across Africa. […]