That People Thing

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  • A Brilliant Gamble — Why I’m Selling my House and Buying a Van
  • A Brilliant Gamble — Why I’m Selling my House and Buying a Van
  • 12/11/2017Read moreVisit Blog
  • The Top 5 Questions You Should Be Asking About Your Staff
  • The days when your right to lead was automatically granted when you got a senior job are over.
  • 20/10/2017Read moreVisit Blog
  • Why your company shouldn’t be paying for your development
  • For nearly two decades I’ve been convinced that businesses should be investing in their people. They should be providing them with leadership development programmes, opportunities to take placements in different parts of the company, paying for coaches to work with them 1–2–1 and go on team away days to build their personal bonds.
  • 18/10/2017Read moreVisit Blog
  • Can you step off without dropping out?
  • What happens when you achieve everything you thought you wanted only to realise it’s not what you thought? Is it possible to pursue your calling without “dropping out”?
  • 12/10/2017Read moreVisit Blog
  • How to be coached
  • There are millions of books (well, about 43,000) about coaching. How to be a coach, how to think like a coach, how to coach others, how to run a coaching business, how to coach yourself…but the coach is only 50% of the relationship.
  • 19/06/2017Read moreVisit Blog


Episode 53: Re-Thinking Education
Episode 53: Re-Thinking Education10/12/2017

This week's podcast is a topic very close to my heart - education. With a child who is currently home educated I've become more and more interested in how children actually learn and what they learn from different forms of education. Kerry McDonald is my guest and is well positioned to explore education, and how education may need to change to address the future needs of business (and our world!). Kerry is a mom of four unschooled children, a writer for Natural Mother Magazine and a self-directed learning advocate who is a Board member at the non-profit Alliance for Self-Directed Education. She has a Master's degree in education policy from Harvard University and is an education writer for several national media outlets. Her writing has appeared in Forbes, NPR, and Education Next among others. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and writes at Whole Family Learning. You can follow her on Facebook and Twitter (@kerry_edu). The books she mentions in the interview are Now You See It, by Cathy Davidson, and Wounded by School, by Kirsten Olson. Here is the blog link where you can find her book recommendations if you're interested in learning more about home education and self-directed learning - To follow my journey with my daughter Ivy we are @abrilliantgamble on Instagram and we have a Facebook Group called A Brilliant Gamble too. You can find out more about my work with organisations and individuals and how to book me as a speaker at and follow me on twitter (@blairepalmer). Please feel free to share this podcast, leave a review on iTunes and stay in touch, especially if you have a particular topic you'd like me to discuss on the show! Thank you!

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