#NPWSelfCurious

Working on your personal development? We've got the perfect blog for you...

NPW Blog

Find out what we've been up to and more.

1% Closer To Becoming A Badass. Why Breaking Tasks Down Helps Progress.

Best way to describe Tanja Lichtensteiger? A badass. Passionate about technology, women in leadership roles, a global nomad, and a Ground-Fighter (!), Tanja came to #NPWLive to share her secret. 1% progress. Breakdown a big task into little chunks. Focusing on the 1%. 1% progress and 1% improvement every time. What Tanja’s 1% rule proved was that by dividing your tasks into smaller ones, you can give each percent your full, undivided attention. End result? 100% progress, 100% improvement. Get...
Read More

Wasting Time & Why Coming Out Of Your Normality Can Teach You New Things

Don’t go to an event unless you know exactly what you will get out of it. Don’t go if it doesn’t directly relate to an immediate business need. You’ll waste time. You’ll be distracted from your target of maximising productivity. So don’t even consider it. What could you possibly learn from random conversations and off-topic debate? How slim are the odds that you would actually hear something useful? Even slimmer that some piece of information might actually be applicable to...
Read More

Expert Negotiator Takes On Room Full Of Wonder Women At NPWLive

Taking an audience, that was already brimming with excitement, to a higher notch of happiness can only be done by a global expert on negotiations. Natalie Reynolds, CEO of Advantage Springs, took to the #NPWLive stage to talk about her experiences in a male-dominated industry. A key leader in her field, Natalie captivated the audience with exclusive insights into the world of negotiations. In a world of #Brexit, negotiators have become the core of the United Kingdom’s future. There is...
Read More

Living Longer More Connected Life.

An ex-golfing professional, and now a Psychiatric Nurse and Knowledge Manager, Tony Jameson-Allen advocates for brilliant people to be brought into a social enterprise. Tony came to #NPWLive with the goal of spreading conversation through stimulating past memories. Through extensive research, the Sporting Memories Network was formed, building on the technique of allowing communication to nurture. How can we connect people across communications? Across generations? To have fun and lasting friendships, people must stay connected within their communities. Constantly expanding...
Read More

Taliban, I Have A Message For You. Marzia Babakarkhail Talks About Her Time In Afghanistan.

Taking to the stage with her interviewer, Northern Power Women Founder Simone Roche, Marzia told her story; from her time in Afghanistan, to the work she does around women’s rights now. However, Marzia’s #NPWLive interview had a deeper message for women across the globe. [Taliban] can force me out of my country, but they cannot force me to change my mind. I believe I can achieve and fight injustice all my life. As her story continued, it was clear that...
Read More

Dance is the answer! Wieke Eringa Talks About Bringing Society Together

Dance is beautiful. Hundreds of hours of rehearsals, practicing movements and emotions, all to achieve perfection. Yet, Wieke believes that dance does not have to be exclusive to creatives and can help everyone. If teachers introduce dance early on it can help pupils improve in maths and other subjects. Taking her expertise from dance, Wieke spoke to the audience at #NPWLive about how her work has allowed for her to explore genders and perceptions. Dance is a brilliant way to...
Read More

It’s Time To Reinvent The Workplace. Charlotte Sweeny Talks About How.

Driven by change, passionate about fairness and the creation of inclusiveness, Charlotte Sweeney OBE is ranked in the global Top 50 of D&I Professionals. A leader in her field, Charlotte took to the #NPWLive stage to reinvent an environment that has needed change for far too long; the workplace. An inclusive workplace focuses on: Community, rather than culture. People, not the process. We, not me. Building inclusivity in the workplace is essential. Charlotte focused on the idea of building a...
Read More

Why does your voice matter? Kate Willoughby’s Key Message: Self Worth

Kate Willoughby personifies all that is great with the North. A proud Yorkshire-woman, Kate advocates for equality and voting, with a strong focus on the Suffragettes. Alongside her campaigning, she is also dedicated to her acting and writing. If that introduction was not impressive enough, when Kate took the #NPWLive stage, she began a talk that enlightened the entire audience to the power that they have as voices and voters. Your whole life is in your voice. Educating the current...
Read More

We are global citizens. Think big, think global, and fly.

A writer and speaker, Sara Knowles is one extraordinary woman. Walking onto the #NPWLive stage, Sara’s introduction says everything you need to know about her… I am a Northern woman with a global soul. Above all else, Sara is an International Trade Advisor, involving herself in exporting, marketing, languages and culture. Coming to #NPWLive, Sara wanted to emphasise the importance of language and cultural knowledge to allow for economic growth, inclusive growth and social cohesion. Develop your own cultural knowledge...
Read More

Vodafone Leader Calls for Cultural Change.

Leading Vodafone’s Northern Powerhouse ambitions is no small task. However, when Rob Mukherjee took to the helm, Vodafone’s impact leaped forwards, with Rob being at the forefront of enhancing the future of the North. Rob came to #NPWLive with a simple message about Unpaid Parental Leave. Now I’m no expert, I’m not a researcher and I don’t come armed with statistics in support of my case. I come with the experiences and observations of a husband, a father and a...
Read More

You Are Never Alone by Minhaz Abedin

Living with a disability can be hard, and Shamila Akhtar understands that as much as anyone. Despite these hardships, when Shamila started her talk in the last session of #NPWLive, she began with an attitude that earned the instant respect of everyone in the room. Disability can take many forms, seen and unseen. And how people behave towards you, the looks they give you, it all matters. Coming to #NPWLive, Shamila wanted to show people who live with disabilities that...
Read More
1 18 19 20 21 22