I wonder - Am I an Honorary Geordie or are they Honorary Scots ??
Visiting Newcastle's oasis in terms of a fitness, what a motivating day with Chris Morris and his Clear Fitness team. There is something between the Geordies and the Scots that connect and it was easy to warm to this inspiring team of fitness specialists. A gym that oozes professionalism, high standards and a warm welcome.
Communication was the topic of the day and we crammed a lot of learning in. I am guessing the subject of bathroom cupboards may be as much of a conversation topic as listening, choice of language, emotional core concerns and any of the communication topics we discussed.
Rounding off with some consultation case studies we finished a productive day with bright smiles and a selfie .... of course !
Following a request from LMA Editor Alice Hoey, it was a privilege to contribute to her recent article about negotiation and finding the middle ground. Core Emotional Concerns (the brain child of Professor's Shapiro and Fisher) along with a few suggestion on how to apply them practically hits the mark every time as a template for any negotiation and I was delighted that Alice featured this strongly within the article.
The LMA Institute stands for Excellence Through Insight and this is porttrayed so well within the magazine.
Thanks to The Goddess Formula who connected Alice and I through their network.
THE WORLDS OF ACADEMIA AND PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE MEET
With years of practical experience from which to coach and guide others, it is a joy when that practice meets the academic excellence of Universities and today was an inspiring day amongst sharp and talented people.
Delivering a masterclass at St Andrews University was a day to remember and one I enjoyed greatly. Thank you ladies and gents for all you contributed, learned and shared today
As a way of giving something back I sponsor an amateur athlete each year. Greg Farmer is 2018's athlete and has been training hard for Triathlon X which takes place this weekend. A grand distance of 140 miles over mountains makes it one of the worlds toughest
Greig has trained for 2 years and is as inspiring a person as you can find. He fits training around work and family with impressive organisational skills, lots of notes on the kitchen wall and a focused determination that will undoubtedly be tested and conquered this weekend.
In addition, Greig is also also raising awareness and funds for Scotland's air ambulance. (SCAA) Once Triathlon X is in the bag he will compete in AJ Bells London Triathlon in August ..... as a cool down :-)
To Greig, Katherine and the girls - The Art of Communication is behind you all the way and I cannot wait to hear the stories and experiences when you return home. Cathy x
Being asked to present at The Risky Business Conference in London was an honour. Chatting with key figures who had accomplished so many amazing things in their life, watching other talks and meeting wonderful people - every part of it was impressive.
I work where 'word of mouth recommendations' take me and this was one of those moments where I had to pinch myself. The theme of the conference which took the form of 20 minute "TED style talk's was reducing risk and the full two days was a whirlwind of magical moments.
A true Art of Communication highlight
Each time I work with NHS I am both humbled and impressed. Self reflective, forward thinking with a drive to keep improving - consistently. Thank you for asking me to speak today alongside @davidceh08 and speakers from across NHS Scotland. @AcuteFrailty