Supporting each other – By Joanna Farnsworth

Prologue: When I originally wrote this piece in October last year, we were in the midst of doomsday headlines proclaiming post brexit panic and an industry almost on its knees, here we are weeks away from b-day and what has changed? Very little, except we have grown tired of the scaremongering, have adjusted to the …

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Just keep swimming – By Sara Cameron

In 2016, I wrote a guest blog for LionHeart about my journey to MRICS. My journey has most definitely been a rollercoaster with some staggering life challenges and career highs and lows, but I kept going. I keep going. This ability to bounce back and recover from whatever life throws at you is something I …

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A Kinder Leadership – By Gillian Charlesworth

A few weeks ago Sara Cameron, a leading light of the #surveyingsisterhood and RICS Governing Council member, asked me to write a piece for this blog on the subject of kinder leadership. At the time, unknown to Sara, I was involved in a selection process for a new leadership role - CEO of the Building …

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The Summer Day – By Marion Ellis

At 19, studying for my A-levels I had quite a lot of abdominal pain. A trip to the GP led to a referral for a scan and the possibility of an ‘infection’ pelvic inflammatory disease. I was devasted at the possibility my then fiancé had been up to no good and so I went to …

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Bullying in the workplace – By a fellow Surveyor

“It’s Christmas time, there’s no need to be afraid” The mighty Band-Aid, the force for doing good in the music world, their words suddenly resonating with me. Why? Yes, indeed it was Christmas time, but I was afraid. I was terrified, I was anxious, and my mind was not focused on Christmas, home, it was …

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