A belated happy new year!

This year, I’ve watched the usual New Year messages, resolutions and new starts being paraded around social media and felt strangely uninspired.

I don’t want to make any huge changes to my life this year.  I want to carry on making a difference in the workplace via inclusivity, continuing to work with inspiring people and ensuring I have enough time with my family.

My words for the year are COMMUNITY and INSPIRATION.

With that in mind, The Hobbs Consultancy are going to be collaborating with some game changers in the inclusivity space.  The first one to tell you about is Creative Equals who are creating the gender equality kitemark for the advertising industry.


Our relationship with Creative Equals started last year and is continuing in to 2017.  As well as offering in house consultancy and training, we have created a series of workshops that are affordable and accessible.


Excitingly, any of you can now sign up to the Be Awesome Night School.  This is affordable training open to women all over London and covering topics such as Imposter Syndrome, Resilience and “From Burnout to Badass”. They’ve got some brilliant trainers involved including the awesome Harriet Minter who some of you will have met at my conferences (ex Female Leadership Editor of The Guardian). I’ll be running the Imposter Syndrome workshop and also one on your career – we’ve heard a lot about how unconscious bias might get in the way of how you treat other people, but did you know it also impacts on how you think about your own prospects?

You can sign up to the workshops here http://www.creativeequals.org/training-support

I hope to see some of you there