Lessons from a teenager…growing into a better human

Lessons from a teenager…growing into a better human

A few months ago, I wrote about what I am learning from my 17 year old son and received an overwhelming response, so I thought I’d share a few more thoughts. This time about my daughter who is just about to become a teenager. I started to consider the life lessons...
Apprentice recruitment – An apprentice perspective

Apprentice recruitment – An apprentice perspective

I have a question for you whether you are an employer or a provider: What do you do during the recruitment process to ensure it is a positive experience for the apprentice? In my experience, having worked in Apprenticeships for over 20 years, providers and employers...
SPAG – How do you eat yours?

SPAG – How do you eat yours?

SPELLING, PUNCTUATION and GRAMMAR – with the recent uproar over SATs in the news. (I have been there done that and got the t-shirt with my two children in recent years.) This year has seen all manner of musings on the subject across multiple media not just online. So...
“Be Curious” – Claire’s Commandments

“Be Curious” – Claire’s Commandments

This is the first in the series of commandments which I will share over the coming weeks. These are how I chose to live my life, things I have noticed about myself, inspired by Gretchen Rubin’s book, The Happiness Project. She advocates considering the things that...
Being a better human, lessons from a teenager

Being a better human, lessons from a teenager

April has been a milestone month, I launched my company, Green Clementine. I turned 40 (gulp looks like I may need to be a proper grown up!) and right at the beginning on the first, yes April Fool’s Day, my son, Jonathan celebrated his 17th birthday and today he...