Collectively we must throw off Greater Manchester’s grey overcoat so we can pay attention to and nurture the thriving eco-system within. In a recent ‘check-in’ with colleagues Nicola shared her feeling of wanting to shed her ‘grey overcoat’ it left me thinking … You can’t spend long in Greater Manchester without becoming aware of the … Continue reading Our GM must shed it’s grey overcoat – May 2017
Earlier this year I had the chance to meet up with Jon Alexander. Jon is a driving force behind New Citizenship Project and #citizenshift. In our conversation we discussed the potential for our new Metro Mayors in the UK to help lead and facilitate a different way of doing things, better acknowledging the role of citizens as agents of change and … Continue reading My #4things4GM – July 2017
One from the archives, first published on HelenSandersonAssociates website 16 October 2015. I've used the toxic grid as a tool a number of times since and have found the key principles and neutralising tips helpful on many occasion both individually when reflecting on my own behaviour and growth and when working with other people or teams. I … Continue reading Walking the toxic grid – Oct 2015
I’m delighted to announce that I have put myself forward as a Labour candidate in the Manchester Gorton by-election to champion a more open, inclusive and participatory politics which puts local people centre stage. The theme of International Womens Day this year is #BeBoldForChange. As a coach, facilitator, community organiser and a mum, I’m constantly … Continue reading BeBoldForChange – March 2017
(written with Nicola Waterworth February 15, 2019) The launch of the Pankhurst-Fawcett Scorecard, in the birthplace of the suffragettes, provides us all with a means to play our part in achieving women’s equality, and transforming the fortunes of Greater Manchester, the region’s employers in all sectors have a key role to play. In launching the #GM4Women2028 … Continue reading Data matters #GM4Women2028 – Feb 2019
I wrote this in November 2017 for the Women's Words Mcr project, hosted by the Pankhurst Centre. More info about the project can be found here. We all have many stories, this is one of mine, thank you for sharing it with me... I was born in St Mary’s Hospital, Manchester on 6 February 1979 … Continue reading My Write
I was reminded at our Health Scrutiny Committee meeting this week of the following blog post I wrote back in 2015 titled 'Put love in your tea and other TNTs'.
According to a recent personality survey I completed, this is my imperative or ‘purpose’ and is to be achieved ‘by facilitating authentic human connection’.
As 2016 draws to end we decided to share our thoughts on a book we’ve each read this year. I’ve chosen, 'What Works: Gender Equality by Design' by Iris Bohnet.