Flowering in L&D

Yesterday I wrote this blog post for Training Journal, about how to refresh ourselves in our professional life. It was inspired by seeing a stagnant stream on a walk. This morning I went on a similar walk and saw some plant life that reminded me of two things: blooming in adversity and perspective. Blooming in adversity  Where... Continue Reading →

Sparking my creativity

I love helping people. I guess it's why I naturally fit into Learning and Development so well and why I felt at home the first time I was delivering in a classroom. It's why my business is called Lightbulb Moment and on Twitter I'm @LightbulbJo - it's the moment of learning, of independence, of insight. I... Continue Reading →

Plot a destination and set sail

I've just been having a conversation with a colleague from a previous role who is making the jump and going freelance. It's an awesome decision to make, right for some, not for all. As I have my own company and work for a variety of clients in a different roles, my friend was asking about how do you... Continue Reading →

True networking

I love this piece of writing by Janet Webb, about the joy in giving rather than taking. Whenever I go to an L&D work event I approach it as a social event too. I love getting to know people, what they do and just generally chewing the fat. And if I can help, even better!... Continue Reading →

Recommendation of redundancy

Feature originally published in the now defunct Live Your Life In Colour website December 2012 The 'r' word is scary. It means no holiday. It means a loss of livelihood. It means defaulting on the mortgage. It means what next for my career? We can look out at the job market and not know where... Continue Reading →

Established in your role?

This feature was first published in Training Journal in May 2012 Jo Cook explains how to inject some freshness into a job you've had for some time That wonderful joy of hearing “you’ve got the job”, coupled with perhaps the relief of moving on to the next step in your career, or from redundant joblessness back in to... Continue Reading →

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