Almost three weeks ago, I had a party to celebrate the publication of my book. In lots of respects this was a counter-intuitive thing for me to do – it involved being the centre of attention, speaking in public, celebrating an achievement, and lots of people from different walks of life in one place … … and for every one of those self-same reasons, it proved to be one of the loveliest and most enriching evenings I’ve had in a very long time. There was deep and rich learning – it feels good to have been able to deliver 20 minutes of content, without notes, and with conviction. Another string…
I finally found my loud, clear voice as a female leader in the summer of 2018, when I was all alone in a tiny holiday cottage on a remote bluff in Cornwall, watching the rain lashing its way along the coast.