The Olympic Park in April is alive with blossom and greenery. The Self-Boss participants drew on this flourishing environment to connect with each other and reflect on growth in our own businesses. We asked what we have been successful developing, how we’ve developed through things going wrong and what support we need to grow our … Self-Boss Networking Walk – GrowthRead More »
We are so busy as we work. Our minds and lives can be so full. Sometimes so full that we feel stressed, overwhelmed and rushed. We have no space to think clearly in order to develop the ideas needed to improve our work life. Perhaps meditation or mindfulness can help. But these practices may seem … How to Turn an Every Day Walk into a Refreshing Micro-RetreatRead More »
After months of cold and rain, the sun is out, flowers are everywhere and greenery is bursting through. Now is a time of growth and development. A time to push, stretch and expand in terms of your own work and professional development. Take a walk with a route that includes lots of new growth, such … April Walking QuestionRead More »
Roehampton University campus early on an April week day morning Impressions: Blossom, daffodils, dandelions, busy swans and geese on the lake, warmth, mild sunshine, campus construction work, sense of calm busyness. Question: With unlimited time and fu...
Barnes Common early on a warm, April week day morning Impressions: Warm, chatty birds, thick, wet mud, thick, dry mud, shoots, greening leaves, insects buzzing, tree bathing. Question: What effect does tree bathing have on you? Find out more about Wa...
Barbican high walks on an April week day lunchtime Impressions: Waving daffodils, bright light, blue white skies, concrete, rectangles, rectangular towers, windows, concrete blocks, glass panes and tiles. Lost above the city, tranquility above the tra...
Greenway on a bright March morning. (The walk that created Yelling Down Drains.) Impressions: We walk the length of the Greenway. Cyclists, walkers, tarmac, street art, graffiti, workmen, Abbey Mills Pumping Station, scent of sewage, strong sunlight. We yell down drains, voices echo, cobwebs, rushing water, smell that gently burns our throats, passerby warns us … Behind the Scenes of Yelling Down DrainsRead More »
The Greenway is an East London cycle and walk way. Except for the occasional waft of scented air, it may not also be obvious that it is also the route of a giant sewer. Look down along the way and you may find a drain to peer into, shout into and produce an echoing yell. … Yelling Down DrainsRead More »
Kew Gardens on an April Easter afternoon Impressions: Muddy, sludgy ground, puddles, threat of rain, white cloud, confetti petals, magnolia, hopping robin, pink and white blossom. Question: What marks spring for you? Find out more about Walk Coach...
The days are getting longer and lighter. Early flowers are blooming. Now is a time of creativity and play. A reminder that our best ideas, motivation and new connections can come from play. Take a walk with a route that takes you through a playground or street art. Notice what this environment sparks for you. … March Walking QuestionRead More »
Red Cross Garden on a February week day afternoon Impressions: Early Spring flowers, damp, puddles, reflections, special quiet space, driven by social good. Question: What noble deeds have you done? Find out more about Walk Coach Learn events and ...
Leaway From the Olympic Park on a week day morning in March. Impressions: Mud, puddles, route along the wide river. 12 dogs, overloaded dog walkers, cyclists, runners, walkers. Beginning to feel the season turning. Trail through the trees, logs, log creations – shelter, seats, playground, stacks. Question: What would you make with a pile of … Log Creations on the Leaway From the Olympic ParkRead More »
Mile End Park on a week day morning in March. Impressions: Snow changes the landscape. Swans surrounded by ice, standing on the ice. Tracks, footprints, no prints, no knowing what’s under the snow. So cold, bright sun, deep shadows, blue sky. Question: What type of prints and marks do you leave in the snow? Find … Footprints in the Mile End Park SnowRead More »
Greenwich Park in the middle of a March week day. Impressions: Wide green space, sudden snow storm, stepping into Narnia, dogs barking, muffled sound, green, white, grey. Snow dancing, snow pellets settling, snow wet and frenzied, stops as fast as it starts. Up the hill, turn around and see the city, the London skyline standing … Turning Around in Greenwich ParkRead More »
Going for a walk is good for us in so many ways. Walking also has a very positive effect on a conversation. A difficult conversation demands that we are clear, assertive, able to listen and to work together to agree a way forward. A walk can create the positive, focused and open atmosphere needed for … How Can A Walk Help With A Difficult Conversation At Work?Read More »
A wander from Tate to Barbican on a February week day. Impressions: Art gallery to art gallery. Sculpture, marble, bronze, metal, glass, concrete. Tourists, workers, families. A Mediterranean blue sky, brilliant light, so cold. Question: What material found in the street appeals to you and why? (Marble, bronze, brick, glass, metal, puddle water…) Find out … Materials From Tate to BarbicanRead More »
Monument on an early February morning. Impressions: Towers, sky scrapers, grey steel, grey sky, grey concrete, grey pavement. Glass, money, suits, drizzle, wind. No rubbish, no mess. Question: There is a statue of a giant man with exposed organs (Damien Hirst’s ‘Temple’). What do you feel uncomfortable exposing? Find out more about Walk Coach Learn events and … Exposed in the CityRead More »
Tranquil City explores areas of calm in the city. London is full of quiet, often secret spaces, only a turn or two away from busy streets. Quiet can mean less air pollution. Calm offers wellbeing. Tranquil spaces are vital and need promoting and protecting. We are all invited to map the tranquil spaces we know … Tranquil City WalkRead More »
The recent Watch This Space Exhibition by the fabulous Claire Collison at Goldsmiths University This (now finished) beautiful and moving exhibition explored mastectomy, cancer treatment and the representation of women. Overflowing with creativity and different perspectives, humour and colour, warmth and presence. The Gentrification of Ruskin Park stands out for me. It documents the post-chemo … Watch this Space by Claire CollisonRead More »
Are you leaving or changing your job? You may well have the customary goodbye cake, card or drink with colleagues and then focus your energies on the role you are moving into. But is this enough? How we close one chapter in our lives impacts on how we perform in our next chapter. Now is the time to reflect … Leaving Your Job? Take an Exit Coaching Walk to be ready for whatever is nextRead More »