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Hosting

Hosting

St Thomas is a gloomy looking Victorian church in the depths of Southeast London. You’d be unlikely to walk past it unless you were heading directly there. Close by are estates of social housing, terraces of Victorian houses and if you know the area, a […]

Indigo’s 21st Birthday!

Indigo’s 21st Birthday!

It’s our 21st Birthday! Sarah started Indigo as Sarah Smith Associates in 1997. This October we’ll be celebrating at the Women in Housing Awards where Sarah’s been nominated as Best Consultant by our client Network Homes. We’ll be popping some corks and having a good […]

The Sweetness of Being

The Sweetness of Being

In my yoga class today, the teacher suggested that we pay attention to our bodies and do what makes ‘being’ sweeter. He was speaking in the context of relaxing and sinking into our exercises, positioning a block to support a knee, perhaps placing a bolster […]

The Wonders of Body Language

The Wonders of Body Language

Women, prick up your ears.  When you stand like Wonder Woman for two minutes (legs slightly apart, arms akimbo, head up, back straight, body balanced) it changes your internal feelings of power and control.   Your testosterone levels increase and your cortisol decreases helping you feel more able and more […]

“Presence, Authenticity and Keeping it Real”, Wednesday 6th November 2013

“Presence, Authenticity and Keeping it Real”, Wednesday 6th November 2013

Coaches who would like to join our International Coaching Federation tele-class “Presence, Authenticity and Keeping it Real” on Wednesday 6th November can register here. We would love to have you on the call.

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily lives from our souls” Pablo Picasso

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily lives from our souls” Pablo Picasso

I write this in September as Summer just begins to turn to Autumn.  The green on the leaves seems to have turned a slightly darker hue and it is just cold enough to start wearing a coat outside. I know that dark mornings, cold walks […]

How do you get support when you are a new leader?

How do you get support when you are a new leader?

Nannette Sakyi from Barnet Homes spoke with Sarah Smith from Indigo and Janette Hirst from Northampton Borough Council at the Housing Diversity Network Conference in July. We have been working to support a new mentoring initiative from Housing Diversity Network (HDN) and Chartered Institute of […]

Making Change Work

Making Change Work

CIPD research says that 60% of change initiatives fail their stated objectives. I read this report when I was preparing for a day on resilience and change for leaders at a Housing Association that had expanded rapidly over the past two years.  The figure shocked […]

The Choir

The Choir

Gareth Malone has begun a new series of The Choir on the BBC.  Building on his success of creating a Military Wives choir last year, he is visiting different employers, drumming up support for workplace choirs. In an edited hour comes a distillation of everything […]