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My New Book!!!

Tuesday 10th July 2018

I'm really proud to have published my new book, a research publication entitled "The Impact of Values, Bias & Leadership on BME Recruitment in the Police". As a black police officer with 25 years service, I could sense the culture and barriers to BME people joining the service and achieving senior positions within the service. The barriers were unwritten, unspoken but very real. Therefore it was of great interest to research this phenomenon within my own police force and to put some science behind the culture and barriers I sensed. I am very proud to have achieved this and produce this research to inform police organisations, leaders and HR professionals and help overcome these barriers to recruitment, retention and progression of…

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My New Book!!!

Tuesday 10th July 2018

I'm really proud to have published my new book, a research publication entitled "The Impact of Values, Bias & Leadership on BME Recruitment in the Police". As a black police officer with 25 years service, I could sense the culture and barriers to BME people joining the service and achieving senior positions within the service. The barriers were unwritten, unspoken but very real. Therefore it was of great interest to research this phenomenon within my own police force and to put some science behind the culture and barriers I sensed. I am very proud to have achieved this and produce this research to inform police organisations, leaders and HR professionals and help overcome these barriers to recruitment, retention and progression of…

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Brabners Solicitors Networking Lunch - Helen Pankhurst

Monday 18th June 2018

A very informative and inspirational event at Brabners Solicitors, Liverpool, organised by the incredibly talented Jayne Croft. The presentation by Helen Pankhurst, great granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst was very interesting, evidencing the story of women's rights throughout history and to the present day. It was disappointing that the representation of men in the audience was poor. Women have, and continue to live and breath the challenges discussed. It is men who need to hear and embrace the messages and use their power to make embedded and permanent changes for women in education, business and employment, particularly in senior positions. Men are part of the blockage and also part of the solution. It was also notable that there was a dearth of…

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Cultural Workshop at Our Lady of Pity Primary School

Monday 18th June 2018

I thoroughly enjoyed delivering the cultural workshop at Our Lady of Pity Primary School. The Year 5 children learned to explore African culture through a Ghanaian Art Project. They engaged with diversity exploration, embracing and respecting difference. Diversity and inclusion in action! We need to teach our children the importance of respect for diversity and difference in all its infinite guises. Only then can we truly embrace diversity and inclusion. We are all unique, we are all different and we all have a valuable contribution to make to our society and our world. Here are some comments from the children; "I found this workshop extremely interesting because I know so much about Ghana now. I loved the bit where we did art because…

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Wirral Growth Experts Event - Floral Pavillion, New Brighton

Monday 11th June 2018

It was an honour to be a guest speaker at the inaugural Wirral Growth Experts Event, with Terry Hamill and Andy Bounds. It was a truly inspirational event which I thoroughly enjoyed. Getting to share my story and touch the lives of others in a positive way is what makes me so passionate about what I do. I met so many great people in a wide variety of business areas doing great work. I'm looking forward ti the next event. Special thanks to Terry Hamill for this amazing opportunity. https://www.linkedin.com/feed/update/urn:li:activity:6409976309706948608

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Speaking at the Women's Organisation Business Club #WOBizClub #LoveYourBusiness

Friday 16th February 2018

It was an honour speaking at the Women's Organisation Business Club event last night, entitled "Love Your Business". It was lovely to meet so many enterprising and talented women in one room. Thank you for inviting me to speak. The first few years of a business can be really difficult and you can sometimes feel like your treading water and getting nowhere fast. It is very easy to give up and so many new businesses do fail in the first year. Part of the difficulty is not knowing how to switch off. I myself fell into this trap and found I was spending less and less time with my family. In order to give 100% to your business and truly love…

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Building Confidence & Well-being through Mindfulness & Self Appreciation Programme

Tuesday 2nd January 2018

Ametrine Enterprise Solutions Professional Coaching and Consultancy Services in partnership with Joanne Willcox Clinics presents... Building Confidence & Well-being through Mindfulness & Self Appreciation Programme Your journey to well-being, self-discovery, new thinking and stress management. This 4 part programme takes you on a journey to discover inner happiness, well-being and peace in a hectic world. The simple techniques you will learn can be practised daily, anytime, anywhere and can have a huge impact on your sense of well-being. This programme can help alleviate the effects of stress and low mood by challenging your thinking and exploring your self-concept. You will have the opportunity to engage in four guided mindfulness sessions over the course of the programme to help de-clutter your mind and improve…

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Liverpool Ladies Network Business Lunch - 7th December 2017

Friday 1st December 2017

I am thrilled to be speaking at the Liverpool Ladies Network Business Lunch on 7th December. I'm so looking forward to meeting inspirational, talented business women from my home city. It is an honour to be asked to speak at this prestigious event. https://twitter.com/AgnesMarketing/status/936489791406919680 @ireneesi @LLNwork LLN Christmas Lunch Thursday 7th December 2017 Dear all, For our Christmas lunch, we are delighted to confirm that our guest speaker will be the inspirational Irene Afful, Merseyside Police's first black female inspector. This is our last lunch of 2017 and details of the 2018 lunches will be circulated following this event. We look forward to seeing you there! Best wishes, Lindsey, Jayne & Louise About the speaker: Irene Afful "A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the…

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Well-Being Through Mindfulness and Self Appreciation Program

Friday 6th October 2017

The inaugural Mindfulness and Self-Appreciation Program delivered at Crabwall Manor has concluded with resounding success. The program seeks to deliver well-being of mind and body through self exploration, self-appreciation and mindfulness practice, to reduce stress and anxiety which impact performance at work and home. The program is run over four two hour sessions and each incorporates a guided mindfulness practice session. Session one explores the art of self appreciation and the research into mindfulness practice. Delegates learn to explore their strengths and weaknesses and are given tools to practice self-appreciation. Session two explores our deep subconscious needs and how we meet these needs, either positively or negatively, and how these needs link to our feelings of self worth. Session three explores…

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Empowerment & Strategy Conference Hosted by HSBC Bank

Tuesday 3rd October 2017

It was an honour to attend the Empowerment & Strategy Conference hosted by HSBC Liverpool. Powerful and inspirational keynote speakers were Angela Preston, best selling published author and life coach and Dr Sylvia Forchap-Likambi, global CEO & consultant. I look forward to being involved in future master classes hosted by the bank.

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