CNN: can hiring an office guru make you more successful?

Many firms now realise the value of meditation and mindfulness training. In Silicon Valley companies including Google have even employed their own full-time gurus. It may seem counterintuitive to connect the blissed-out world of yoga and meditation with today’s frantic, technology-driven workplace. But that’s exactly where we’d all most benefit from help with our well-being. In today’s office, intense multi-tasking, …

Why you’re more than enough to thrive

First things first: you are not broken and you don’t need fixing. If things are not going to plan in an aspect of your life, you may need additional support, advice or direction or a complete change altogether.  YOU ARE NOT WRONG, just different. I believe everyone has their own unique contribution to make in the world. If you’re reading …

What is Meditation anyway?

Meditation seems to be popping up everywhere. Everyone seems to be trying it and talking about the benefits. But what actually is meditation? How do you do it? What kinds of meditation are available and how do you know if you’re doing it right? The first thing to know is that meditation is a practice, not something you can really …

That time I hosted The Story conference

The Story conference is the brainchild of former BBC and Channel 4 commissioning editor Matt Locke. This year was the 10th anniversary of The Story – a one day event that has brought together an eclectic mix of speakers such as Jarvis Cocker, Adam Curtis, Juno Dawson and Stella Duffy. The aim of The Story is to hear from creative …

Interview: Women in Tech

Prompted by a shortage of female job applicants and the experiences of their MD Claire Hopkins, tech company Ideal interviewed a series of women about their experiences working in tech. Are things any different in the wider technology sphere, and particularly in the digital sector? Here’s the interview with Rifa. What did you study at university? I was supposed to …

Top 5 Tips for an amazing event

So you want to put on your first event, or you want to make your events run more smoothly? I’ve been running SheSays Brighton and other events for women in the tech and creative industries for a decade now.  SheSays Brighton grew from 50 people, meeting in offices after work, to 150 people in hotel function rooms. Now we hold …

WATCH: I ran a 3 day digital skills festival at Brighton Dome – Talent 2018 for Wired Sussex

Wired Sussex is a membership organisation supporting the development of the regional creative, digital and tech cluster. Following on from the success of last year’s Talent festival, they held a 3 day festival to support the growth and sustainability of Brighton’s digital sector: Talent2018. I organised the Digital, Media & Tech Jobs Fair at Brighton Dome, the Skills Summit – …