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"If you want a good idea, start with lots of ideas - Linus Pauling"
I’m a senior manager and coach in the civil service, with experience of designing and delivering real change in the realms of business strategy, organisational culture and public policy.
With one foot in the creative camp and the other in the analytical, I love developing elegant and robust solutions to innovation and creativity challenges big and small. With passion and pragmatism, I work hard to find insight and opportunity amongst complexity.
Throughout my career, I’ve honed a skillset to support the delivery of my extra-curricular and professional goals - people, project and change management; strategic communications; workshop facilitation; presentation skills; leadership and management development; organisational strategy and development; employee engagement - all the while becoming highly capable working and communicating with audiences of all levels and sizes.
I have an insatiable drive to get inside any subject matter. This curiosity moves me to ask big questions, to challenge organisational culture and received wisdom, and to get the best from myself and others. This need to challenge myself intellectually also saw me receive an MBA from Henley Business School and intern with McKinsey and Co in 2008. Outside of work, I’m a mother of two with a love of design, food and cycling. I also have an keen interest in behavioural economics and psychology, and love it when I have the opportunity to apply this knowledge to my projects.
The Bechdel test is used to flag and criticise gender bias in Hollywood movies, with the intention of shaping public and screenwriters attitudes on the subject. Could this approach be taken to encourage/shame Bollywood screenwriters into moving beyon
TfL has fitted Help Points throughout London. I must pass dozens of them on my way into work each day - but only remembered they were there when I went exploring for this challenge. In my contribution, I give more detail on what a Help Point is, and
Where we live in Hertfordshire (UK), we currently have separate boxes for plastics, tins, glass, paper, food scraps and garden rubbish (which gets composted by the Council and given back to residents). We also have a large local refuse facility that takes everything - electrical goods, furniture, cardboard, plywood etc - and a lot of is recycled, some of it reused. It turns out that in our county we're not really diligent enough in separating our rubbish, so rogue items get into the wrong boxes occasionally and the Council ends up manually sorting for a second time. The Council have decided, from next year, to give us two bins - one recycling, one non-recycling - with the recycling mechanically separated further down the chain. It's expensive, but not as expensive as continuing with our current approach (while it remains this inefficient, at least).