Many years ago, I fell in love with a Finn. We moved in together, got cats, bought a home together and got married. Living with a Finn exposed me to many aspects of Finnish language, life and culture. Our home is full of Iittala, Marimekko and Artek. We enjoy enjoy eating “poro” and drinking lonkero.… Continue reading What is Finland’s secret ingredient? – Sisu explained
So I recently came out – for those of you who know me, you’re wondering, “What do you mean? You came out as gay years ago!” Well this was a different coming out – this time I came out to admit that I suffered from a mental illness – depression. It was a culmination of… Continue reading A coming out story: 7 similarities between coming out and acknowledging mental health issues
I recently took part in an interview withJulia Streets and Andy Woodfield for Divercity Podcast, a series of podcasts focused on helping organisations and individuals drive change in the field of diversity and inclusion in financial services. The topic of conversation focused on the role of allies in diversity and inclusion. As Co-chair of Mercer’s LGBTQ… Continue reading The role of allies in Diversity & Inclusion
On 1st September 2017, I’m proud to be involved in a wonderful event entitled #InThisTogether. I recently wrote a post about why I became involved in D&I (diversity & inclusion.) This week, as the #InThisTogether event takes place at the Tower of London, I want to share why this subject really matter in the modern… Continue reading #InThisTogether – why D&I still matters
Yesterday I felt the need to make a comment on a popular travel blog. I felt a sense of injustice that some comments made by readers could be considered culturally insensitive regarding customer service in the Far East. The comments centred around the almost obsessive need for those delivering customer service in the Far East… Continue reading Learning from global experience to drive your local customer experience
One of the most important aspects of work culture that any line manager or leader needs to nurture is a strong sense of team spirit. Open and honest communication, a collective set of goals, a great work environment and the right mix of skills and personality will help you create the ultimate team. So once… Continue reading Team spirit – what to look out for to know you’ve got it
A colleague recently sharing an exceptional article about a visionary man, eBay’s Chief Diversity Officer, Damien Hooper Campbell. Damien takes a bold and refreshing look about diversity and inclusion (D&I) and challenges us to think about it in a different way. Once you’ve read the article, you’ll realise how we have compartmentalised, “proceduralised” and turned… Continue reading Diversity & Inclusion: Stop judging!