I am fascinated by bravery and confidence – how do we find the courage to do something out of the ordinary, something risky, something that, whisper it quietly, might fail? I’m not the only one, and over the past year (and more) conversations around bravery, risk and feeling vulnerable have been brought to a bigger stage by amazing women like Brené Brown and Elizabeth Gilbert who between them have inspired me book, by book, for years with their no holds barred advice. And that’s great, anything that inspires more of us to go out there and chase those dreams can…

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Alternative title: The problem with comfort zones (IT’S ALL IN YOUR HEAD). I like to think I am a fairly good comfort zone pusher. I give lectures to 100+ MA students, I regularly pitch wild creative ideas to people I have never met sometimes wearing a false moustache (long story) and I manage a big team and have all of the tricky conversations that come with that. Sometimes nerves kick in but they’re good nerves. They make me better, push me harder. I’ve always been a sensitive soul right from when I was a little girl. I’ve found criticism hard…

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