Dr Cristina Blanco-Andujar, Chief Technology Officer at MediSieve

Cristina and I met back in 2019 when I facilitated a leadership programme at the Royal College on Engineering, designed for Founders and director-level leaders at some of the UK’s most exciting tech and engineering start-ups.

As Chief Technology Officer (CTO) at MediSieve, Cristina has been establishing the technological vision…


Vicki is one of my biggest success stories as an executive coach.

We met in 2018 — she’d just left her board-level role at a leading digital marketing agency and had approached me to help navigate her new business venture, Hey Vicki Jakes. …


Claudia Beresford, Senior Software Engineer at Weaveworks

A self-described antisocial hiker and tattoo enthusiast, ‘who occasionally moonlights as a Software Engineer / tech leader’, Claudia is a rare breed amongst other leaders in engineering.

Despite living just a few miles apart, Claudia and I are yet to meet ‘in real life’ — thanks COVID! I was lucky…


You see man made the cars
To take us over the road
Man made the train
To carry the heavy load
Man made the electric light
To take us out of the dark
Man made the boat for the water
Like Noah made the ark

The world has changed a…


My husband, Richard, with our two kids Oliver and Joey

“It’s great your husband works from home. I bet that makes it a little easier for you when you’re looking after two kids!”

Just one of the well meaning, but slightly frustrating remarks we’ve received from health visitors, midwives and nurses since our son was born at the end of…


As we approach the end of 2020 (a year that seems to have flown by, yet dragged at the same time!), it seems working from home will continue to be a given during 2021. It’s not all doom and gloom — there’s lots of positives to remote-working. …


One of the best pieces of advice about working from home is to create a separate working space. Somewhere that’s just for work, that allows you to close the door at the end of the day and return to your home life. …


At first glance, you might think not really. Though, in reality, there’s a few fundamental things you’ll want to consider. From awkward “hellos” to desktop notifications taking your mind away from the conversation you were engaged in…

Then there’s COVID-19. A whole other ball game. Enforced remote-working for many, higher…


Johnson grilled by MPs amid Cummings row. That’s the headline dominating the media right now. Before I start, let me make something clear. This article isn’t about politics. Far from it. …


As consumers, we’re going to be seeing a lot of content around how to celebrate Father’s Day in lockdown and you might be wondering how to mark the occasion with your teams at work, but there’s a bigger question to ask here: What if they don’t want to celebrate it…

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