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Blue Monday sparks conversations about mental health

How Blue Monday sparks conversations about mental health

On today’s episode, I’m going to be talking about that infamous Monday in January, Blue Monday. I will highlight why employers should care about staff wellbeing even more so during this month.  When is Blue Monday?  Mondays can be tough for all of us. It is the day of the week staff are most likely to call in sick. The third Monday in January is called Blue Monday, supposedly the most depressing day of the year. The day when it…

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Looking beyond New Year's Resolutions

Looking Beyond New Year’s Resolution

On this episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about how to look beyond fleeting New Year’s resolutions and think about mental wellbeing 365, or 366 days of the year. We hear it every year, don’t we? Setting intentions and then giving up on New Year’s resolutions.    Looking Beyond New Year’s  Resolutions The second Friday in January is apparently when most people quit or “fail” their New Year’s resolutions in some way. It can be down to the…

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Lessons I learned in 2019

12 business lessons I learned in 2019

Lessons I learned in 2019 On this episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about the business lessons I’ve learned in the year 2019. I also talk about what’s to come in 2020 for my business, Diverse Minds UK.  The end of the Gregorian calendar is often a time for reflection for everyone, an opportunity to look back and set the tone for the year ahead, and I think doing this can be a useful exercise to celebrate all…

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Disability History Month

Disability History Month: The Disability Movement

As part of Disability History Month, I’m delighted to have Steph Cutler on this week’s episode of the Diverse Minds podcast.  I met Steph when I was working at Imperial College London, and she did some work for me through her organisation – Making Lemonade.  About my guest Steph is the Founder of Making Lemonade, an organisation she set up over 12 years ago after acquiring unexpected sight loss and started experiencing barriers that disabled people face in society –…

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Why you need a coach with Leyla Okhai

Why you need a coach (and don’t wait until January)

On this episode of the Diverse Minds Podcast, I talk about coaching and what it is, how it can benefit you and why you need a coach. I outline how a coach can help you to realise and achieve your goals as an individual or as part of a team.  Why you need a Coach  Coaching is a productive conversation between a coach and “coachee” (the person being coached), and the process of coaching enables the “coachee” to fully develop…

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