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Seven ways to find joy in climate action

LinkedIn post 4 May Is there room for joy in climate action? Anxiety, anger and anguish are often dominant as people face up to the enormity and seriousness of climate change. These are powerful emotions that must be recognised, acknowledged, expressed. But … Continue reading

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Creating excitement about the power of inclusion at work

LinkedIn post, 27 April How do you excite people about the power and potential of inclusion at work? Using everyday analogies is helpful. In our book INdivisible, Rebekah Steele and I describe a truly inclusive work environment as being like a well-functioning traffic roundabout … Continue reading

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Sustaining motivation in the face of setbacks

LinkedIn post 13 April Are you a change-maker? Do you get disheartened when progress is slow, when you see hard-won gains reversed, when the path ahead is blocked? Setbacks can be tough to bear, especially tackling urgent challenges like climate change, racial … Continue reading

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Podcast: Radically rethinking inclusion

30 March  As part of Workplace Forum 2021, my co-author Rebekah Steele and I were interviewed by Ben Rue for this podcast on overcoming barriers to inclusion with a bold new approach. Drawing on our book INdivisible, we discussed: Our expansive … Continue reading

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What do we need from ourselves to bring ease to others?

LinkedIn post 23 March 2021. I was sent a gift last weekend. A link to a raw but uplifting poem for our times: ‘For One Who Is Exhausted, a Blessing’ by John O’Donohue. It describes how we can lose our sense … Continue reading

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Embarking on climate change coaching

LinkedIn post, 16 March 2021 What changes have you made over this past difficult year? What’s precipitated those shifts? Last May I attended my first online coaching conference as UK ICF responded to the ‘New Reality’. I heard Charly Cox, Climate Change Coach, … Continue reading

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Getting to equity: time to celebrate or worry?

8 March 2021    By Alison Maitland It’s apt that this year’s International Women’s Day theme is #ChooseToChallenge. Even though there are some milestones to celebrate, the journey towards gender and other forms of equity faces troublesome obstacles and there is … Continue reading

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What’s your intention for 2021?

By Alison Maitland,  11 January 2021  Did you make a New Year’s resolution? Have you managed to stick to it? If it’s already seeming like hard work, you’re not alone. Studies indicate that resolutions are often broken and that they’re … Continue reading

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Inclusion in the new era of work

13 Sept 2020     By Alison Maitland BY MOST ACCOUNTS, we are moving into a new era of work. For those who typically worked in an office, the Covid-19 crisis has tipped the balance decisively in favour of workplace … Continue reading

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Systemic inequities need radical responses

13 July 2020  By Alison Maitland The economic crisis caused by the global pandemic risks reinforcing inequalities around the world. What needs to be done to prevent this and to stop the pockets of progress of recent decades from being … Continue reading

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