#MOMMASHOULDATOLDME!

Siobhan Harper-NunesDevelopment

We’re approaching the end of our professional development season at Shakti Women, so I thought I’d share a piece I wrote years ago. I honestly believe, I would have moved more quickly up the corporate ladder if I had known then what I know now. Here are my 10 quick tips to Take You to the TOP. #MommaShouldatoldme 1.PLAY TO … Read More

LEADERS AND LOLLIPOPS

Siobhan Harper-NunesDevelopment, Relationships, The Simple Things

Lollipop Leadership

The seeds of these words were born from a workshop I was asked to deliver on leadership for social entrepreneurs. I developed the theme further for my delivery of Inspirational Leadership for the women leaders of Birmingham. I’m just writing a new workshops for Little Leaders, so the theme of Lollipops will be well used.  So many people talk about … Read More

WHAT MAKES YOU SPARKLE?

Siobhan Harper-NunesDevelopment, The Simple Things

I recently ran one of my favourite workshops: “What Makes You Sparkle”. 30 women focusing on their Sparkle makes for a very sparkly room indeed. As the women talked about their SPARKLE they smiled and they shone. The more they talked and shared with others – sometimes complete strangers – the more luminous they became. Soon the room was alight … Read More

TAKE TIME OUT TO DAYDREAM

Siobhan Harper-NunesBalance, Development, The Simple Things

Giving our creative mind expression is as important as pounding away at our goals and targets. Why? Because every human being needs time to think, to reflect, to simply be. After all, we are HUMAN BEINGS not HUMAN DOINGS and if we let the balance slip, trust me our productivity starts to drop. BALANCE is often under-rated and yet it … Read More

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SHAKTI WOMEN

Siobhan Harper-NunesBalance, Being Green, Development, Equality, Relationships, The Simple Things

Shakti Women is the best thing I ever did…(OK my family aside)… For 10 years we have been serving women to grow themselves, their businesses and their careers. In that time we have touched the lives of almost 1,000,000 million women with our motivational and inspirational messages and currently boast over 30,000 followers on our social media platforms. We have … Read More

PASSIVE AGGRESSIVE MUCH?

Siobhan Harper-NunesBalance, Development, Relationships

We all joke about our friends, partners or kids who are “passive aggressive” but did you know that this behaviour is actually considered an egregious form of abuse? Whist it takes many forms, typically it can be described as behaviours which lead others doubting their own abilities, dreams, or skills. It is a set of behaviours which will lead you … Read More

ARE YOU A POWERFUL WOMAN OR A PUPPET ON A STRING?

Siobhan Harper-NunesDevelopment

Over the course of a lifetime we learn or inherit a lot of baggage or ways for responding to situations that do not serve us. It’s simply negative conditioning. Even our sub-conscious self can sometimes undermine our best intentions because “she” is programmed to protect us. For example, if we plan something a little bit scary or uncomfortable she says … Read More

EQUALITY – IT’S NOT A PICK AND MIX!

Siobhan Harper-NunesDevelopment, Equality

It makes me sad when I see everyday sexism, Islamophobia, homophobia, transphobia, or ageism. It makes me sad when people use acts of atrocity conducted by a crazy tyranny to slate and undermine the rights of others. More recently the events in London and now Manchester, and the subsequent Muslim bashing on social media has made me sad to be … Read More

TAKE TIME OUT TO DAYDREAM

Siobhan Harper-NunesBalance, Development, The Simple Things

Giving our creative mind expression, is as important as pounding away at our goals and targets. Why? Because every human being needs time to think, to reflect, to simply be. After all, we are HUMAN BEINGS not HUMAN DOINGS and if we let the balance slip, trust me, our productivity starts to drop. BALANCE is often under-rated and yet it … Read More