Understand Your Confidence!

My blogs, while I try to hit poignant subjects, are often prompted or seeded by conversations I have on the subject of transition. One subject of which I have personal experience and I have tried hard to resolve in my own mind over the past few years is the civilian perception that the ex-military are…

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Divide and Conquer – Simples!!

I was going to leave this blog for a couple of weeks, but the poignancy is too obvious to delay the publication. Recently, I have been mentoring some people who are coming close to crisis.  As a community, we find it easier to keep quiet, let it fester and make sure none of our peers…

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Finding Your Identity

This Blog is borne out the support I am providing for the ex-military community; mentoring people in finding themselves in the confusing civilian job market and identifying who they actually are. On leaving the services, people experience some level of “bereavement”. Over stating it?  I don’t think so! There is a loss of the “team”…

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Are You Casting a Shadow?

This blog comes from a very strange inception.  I was running on my treadmill the other evening and had left the room light off, as it was still quite light when I started the session.  As the sun dipped, the room gradually darkened and the light through the doorway behind me cast a shadow on…

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Over the past few weeks, I have been feeling a really strong sense of community.  Today, I witnessed the power of the community coming together to look after one of our own. In the 20 years I have been supporting people in transition from the military to civilian life, I have heard on many occasions…

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The Starfish Principle: Re-posted

The Starfish Principle is something that I have been employing for some years now.  I cannot remember the first time I heard the story nor where I heard it.  I am not sure of the originator or how close my version is to the original, and so, as I relay it, I ask for the…

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The Elephant in the Room

It is very concerning when organisational culture results in the worsening of the health and wellbeing of those who serve it. Working with the serving and veterans’ communities, I have had the pleasure of meeting some great people who are addressing Mental Health issues long after they first manifested, and the recurring theme is that…

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A World of Better People

Ok! So, today has been a wild one… I listen to Radio 2 in a morning (Don’t judge me!!) and this morning Chris Evans was looking for nominations for tomorrow’s Goodwood Revival day, going to the show and then travelling in the vintage bus with him and others (some have paid £11k+)… the two people…

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Look Back, Occasionally!

As with many of my Blogs, it is borne out of a series of recent conversations that seem to present a theme.  Of late, a few people have commented to me about either personal experience or that of a friend or colleague where, with the constant forward view, they have not realised the steps that…

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The Savage

It is amazing, when you are looking for inspiration across the net for your next blog, and then, as you seek some respite in catching up on your social media, and there, stumble over an absolute diamond. This is something I have been looking for for some time, as it applies to our ex-military, and…

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At what point should you start the Resettlement Process?

  • More than 2 years before you depart? (40%, 6 Votes)
  • 2 years before departure? (33%, 5 Votes)
  • Around 6 months before last day? (13%, 2 Votes)
  • 12 Months prior to departure? (13%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 15

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