By Steve Raw. Helping you on your leadership journey

Tag: life lessons

Being Bettina’s Dad and Thelma’s Son: Being Stoic

From Grandmother to Granddaughter Thelma Kelly sits patiently waiting for Holy Communion to begin at her Parish Church in Stockton on Tees. Suddenly her thoughts are interrupted as two church wardens walk assertively past her, towards the Vicar. They whisper a message in his ear and the Vicar nods. He turns towards his congregation to… Read More ›

Being Bettina’s Dad: A Role Model for Bettina

Climbing out of my snow hole, I received a letter from home. This was no mean feat as I was somewhere in the Arctic Circle and about a month into a winter deployment with 3 Commando Brigade.  It was the news I had dreamed of from Joyce– we were going to have a baby! I… Read More ›

Being Bettina’s Mum & Dad: Ogres of Optimism

Over the years we have nudged many professionals working with Bettina out of their comfort zones by persuading them to take risks and push Bettina’s knowledge and skills forward, on the basis that until we do this we will not know what she is capable of achieving.

Leadership pack (March)

Welcome to the March edition of the Leadership Pack.

Being Bettina’s Dad: Bettina transforming my life with mindfulness

So many people who have been part of Bettina’s life have described the effect she has had on them just by being in her presence, so it isn’t just her proud parents who feel this way. We have described her as being “spiritual” without coming up with a profound understanding of what this means and what it is that she gives out. Until now!

Steve Raw

Be kind to yourself in 2016

I am guessing if you are reading this Blog, that you are like me and we have a similar passion for leadership. We want to be the best leaders we can be and we want to make a difference to the people we support. The trouble is we are often our own biggest critics.

Reach your potential, then go further!

At 33yrs old I had not reached my potential with my running and I was determined to do so, hell I was going to go further than my potential. I was only going to do this by training with people who were better than me. As a leader, coach, mentor and a trainer, I feel that supporting people to reach their potential is a key aspect of leadership.

Bettina and her handmade bird feeder

Being Bettina’s Dad: Bettina’s lessons in confidence

My youngest daughter, Bettina, shows me the way on so many areas of life, and working towards becoming more confident is something Bettina has been very successful with over the years.

Leadership pack (August)

I am really pleased to share with you the August Leadership Pack. I think there is something for everyone in this edition from leadership lessons from ‘Le Tour’ to a piece from me about my youngest daughter, Bettina and ‘Trust’ but what makes it the best edition so far for me is a ‘Business Masterclass’ from my colleague Bonni.

Being Bettina's Dad: Bettina and I in South Devon

Being Bettina’s Dad: Bettina’s happiness lessons

We recently came back from a mini break in South Devon with Bettina. What made our break complete for my wife (Joyce) and me? We were driving along, dodging the traffic down a single track (which is called a road in that part of Devon!) and from the backseat Bettina said, “Very Happy”.

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