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How to make friends with your fear...

This week, I met with Emma, a wonderfully courageous woman. She was a participant in a workshop I delivered on “Courage, Leadership and the Big Issues” in late 2013. Since that workshop Emma has stepped up to her own “courageous action” – something she thought she would never do – and is building her new career, which is firmly in line with her personal vision and values. She is positively glowing from the changes she has made. We hear a lot about courage and having the courage to live your life authentically. This might mean you want to transition to a new career, have better work-life balance, take on a role as a Board Director, or start a new social enterprise. Or you might want to move

Board KickStarter Breakfast

Board KickStarter Breakfast- March 2015 Speakers: Anthea Green and Monique Conheady Take away messages: Use your contacts - you don't need 300 of them, just five that matter. Develop a one page resume. It could take 6 - 12 months to find the right role for you - maybe more. Be patient. Assess your appetite for risk and do your due diligence on any organisation you are considering joining as a NED. A common - but not the only - pathway is to join a a not-for-proft board, then a government board and then a commercial board. Don't be the Chair as your first NED role! Feedback about the speakers: "tips and hints from working Directors" "hearing the real stories - strengths and weaknesses" "inte

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