Tag Archives: Personal development

A Much Needed Break in the capital of comics

I finally got around to taking a short holiday.  I planned on taking a break in December, and as I write this it’s now June. This is a short personal blog about taking a break and work life balance.

I’d intended to have a holiday for months, and just kept putting t off.  I told myself I was too busy. I was at first too busy to take a break, but when I had the time there wasn’t anywhere I could think of I really wanted to  go.  After a couple of  long conversations with good friends to tease out some real excuses, I slowly admitted to myself that I didn’t want to travel alone.… Continue Reading

Building Confidence Through Comedy

I recently took a Present Yourself! workshop with The Growth Company in Manchester, helping a group of their members build confidence through comedy.

Late last year I took part in their ‘Spark 2 Scale’ programme –  to help grow my own business, and it’s been a real boost for my networking and marketing. So it only made sense then for me to then approach them at the end  and offer the service they’d helped me develop in return.

The idea for ‘Present Yourself!’ was born out of the stand up comedy class I had been  teaching, and has slowly ‘iterated’ from there over the last 2 years.… Continue Reading