Here’s to health, wealth and happiness…and becoming a better leader

By Kate | | June 30th, 2015

I once wrote the above in a card to a friend who cancelled our day out together due to ‘work commitments’. We both laughed when I did because it wasn’t a quotation from the usual suspects like Oscar Wilde or Mark Twain but a line from a George Michael song. As time has gone by […]

The Waiting Place

By Meriel | | June 8th, 2015

As I’m writing this, I am myself in a Waiting Place. I’m waiting in the customer area of my local Mini dealer while the service team correct a minor problem with my car. It’s very comfy here, with wi-fi, fresh coffee, sofas and muzak. Thankfully I have my laptop with me and am able to […]

Confidence vs Courage

By Meriel | | May 20th, 2015

While I was thinking of a title for this post, I recalled an advert from my youth for a certain brand of toothpaste, which had a strapline about ‘a ring of confidence’. Actually, it’s quite relevant to this post. As a Coach, the issue most frequently presented to me by clients is their belief that […]

The Blame Game

By Paul | | May 1st, 2015

Some years ago I heard a story of a middle aged woman who was out for a jog in a national park when she was attacked and killed by a mountain lion.  Her shocked and distraught family immediately began legal proceedings against the government for compensation, stating its “failure to manage the mountain lion population” […]

Trust Yourself

By Jules | | February 27th, 2015

In previous posts we have explored the stories we tell ourselves and the impact they have on how we live our life, had a look at what makes you You and given permission to forgive ourselves and show the same compassion to us as we show others. In this final part of our four part […]

Forgive Yourself

By Jules | | February 19th, 2015

In this series of blogs, so far we have explored the stories we tell ourselves and the impact they have on how we live our life. We’ve also had a look at what makes you You, reviewed your achievements and discovered reasons to love yourself. If you missed them for any reason then take a […]

Reasons to love yourself

By Jules | | February 13th, 2015

This is the second in our series on ‘Loving Yourself’ – right in time for Valentine’s Day !   So, having made a conscious decision, an intention to become happy and to love yourself for who you are, you are well on your way to living a happier and more fulfilling life?). In the previous […]

I Love You

By Jules | | February 10th, 2015

Who will you tell “I Love You” this Valentine’s Day? It’s wonderful if you’ve found love, but how you feel about yourself is at the core of wellbeing, happiness and key to being able to live the life you dream of. The most important person to love is yourself. Until you love yourself for who […]

Doing more with less…

By Paul | , | February 9th, 2015

Over the last year, the LeadWell team have been busy getting to know what issues and priorities are most commonly affecting senior leaders in schools, and shaping our services so that we can provide the best support. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we discovered a range of pressures and issues including how to lead well when time seems […]


PRESSURE!!! How best to cope

By leadwell-admin | | August 26th, 2014

There are many jobs that are considered to be ‘high pressure’, and consequently, potentially stressful, but the BBC recently published an article in which it was suggested that teaching is the most stressful profession of all. How can it be that such a worthwhile job creates so much potential for ill health?