Perception vs Reality: in pursuit of the truth

Perception: the way in which something is regarded, understood, or interpreted. Reality: the state of things as they actually exist, as opposed to an idealistic or notional idea of them. When conducting complex investigations (and mediations) in regards to bullying, harassment, mistreatment, etc, the notion of perception vs reality inevitably arises with the respondent sayingContinue reading “Perception vs Reality: in pursuit of the truth”

Mistreatment of gymnasts: bullying which has far reaching consequences. Investigation is key to getting to the heart of the problem

If you know me, you know that I am a gymnastics mum to two budding gymnasts, so you won’t be surprised that I have been following the news of mistreatment of gymnasts with great interest. If you have not been following this story, the essence of it is that there have been complaints from gymnastsContinue reading “Mistreatment of gymnasts: bullying which has far reaching consequences. Investigation is key to getting to the heart of the problem”

Conflict here, conflict there, conflict everywhere

Today I want to talk about conflict. Whether you are in the office or working remotely this still exists. Working remotely just makes the conflict hidden, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Conflict is everywhere at the moment, bubbling just under the surface, waiting to erupt. Why?  Individuals are on furlough wondering why theyContinue reading “Conflict here, conflict there, conflict everywhere”

Supportive interventions and performance

During the last 4 months I have worn a number of different hats, one of them being a teacher to a 9 year old and a 5 year old. I will be glad to finally hang up this hat, hopefully to never use it again. As I reflect on the last 4 months I realiseContinue reading “Supportive interventions and performance”