Walking

A Day (Or More) Away

My phone comes everywhere with me and makes my work and life possible through constant communication, maps, weather reports, taking and sharing of photos, finding of all information, making lists, checking email and so on.  While it is extraordinarily enabling, it also takes over my thoughts with its interruptions, twitching, buzzing and deliciously easy availability. …

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A Tourist Wander Through the Inns of Court

Inns of Court on a June weekday afternoon. Impressions: Spires, arches, alleyways, chequer board marble, anachronistic, hallowed spaces.  Time warped but spotless, not aged, and scrupulously cared for.  Floppy haired shiny shoed boys, miniature lawyers, alongside actual lawyers, tourists, students, legal professionals.  Clang and ding of scaffolding poles, building works, cranes rising behind the rooves.  Black …

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What I Love About Being a Self-Boss

I’m wandering round in light rain, watching a swan and her new cygnets, plotting a route for a group walk – exploring, problem solving, mindfully observing.  This is an example of a day in my working life now and I feel grateful and alive.  Walking and wandering and doing something wonderful that gets people connecting, thinking, reflecting and active. …

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Why Walking Coaching?

The evidence in support of walking as benefiting our physical and mental health as well as our ability to think is overwhelming.  It also has a significant positive impact on our thinking and communication, giving a walking conversation a different uplifting quality.  Walking is something that we can all do and can do anywhere.  The …

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Preparing an Expanding Team for New Challenges

Away day case study: Preparing an expanding team for new challenges Team: Business Analysis Team, University of Roehampton Location: University of Roehampton Campus A moment from the day: The anticipated rain has held off. We are outside on the lawn of historic Froebel College after an uplifting wander visiting the blossom heavy trees, swan family …

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Networking in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Warm sunshine and pairs of walking entrepreneurial ladies deep in conversation.  There are smiles and a buzzing energy despite the strong heat as women running their own businesses participate in this Walk Coach Learn networking walk run on behalf of Enterprise Steps. Walking is a powerful ingredient of this networking event.  Walking gives a natural high …

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Walking in Protest

Today we walk together against proposed cuts to school budgets.  It is a protest that mobilises even those of us that have not marched before.  Children, parents and school staff meet at schools across our borough of Tower Hamlets to create signs.  We march from our school to the Big Assembly in Mile End Park …

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