It’s not often that I am in a meeting where the other people in the room spontaneously start crying. But then the sit down I had with Ally, the newest member of the Thrive team, and his Shaw Trust mentor Matt Graves was no ordinary meeting.
He may be a man who deals with facts and figures all day, but for Antony, his work is underpinned by a bigger vision – to help people achieve their dreams. Everyone’s dream is different, but Antony’s role is consistent: he’s going to be the one to devise a strategy to make these later life […]
With the summer holidays almost over and the children ready to go back to school, it’s time to turn our attention back to business. The first day back at school children look to catch up with their old friends, share their holiday stories and look to make some new school friends. Now we’re all grown-up […]
Conversation is an art and like any art some people are more practised in this than others but whatever your skills, this can be developed further through practice and have the art of meaningful conversation become a good habit.
It was just last year that Sandra Flanagan left her role as deputy CEO of mental health charity Norwich MIND to set up her own consultancy. Her mission is to teach companies how taking care of their employees wellbeing has huge benefits to the business as a whole. It’s been a big leap of faith […]
I am on a mission to get people thinking about networking differently. Why? Because many people totally write off networking as not for them, they see it as a pushy sales technique that they’d rather have no part in. This could be true of some networking, I often hear that I the phrase “I don’t […]
Getting out of the office and making connections face-to-face is the best way to develop new business relationships – but how do you keep yourself at the forefront of your network’s minds?
You can’t be successful at networking if you don’t understand what it is. Surprisingly, many people have the wrong idea about it. Before you can begin, you should have a clear idea of what networking is not. Networking is not about being pushy or aggressive.
Networking is not just about turning up and collecting a fist-full of business cards.
Just 18% of Britons trust politicians to tell the truth compared to 21% trusting journalists and bankers and 24% who trust estate agents*. Public trust in these people and organisations have been badly shaken and ordinary people feel that they are being made to bear the costs of their follies.