Notion Blog and News

Laura Ashley-Timms and other members of the team at Notion share their insights, thoughts, views and ideas with you about coaching, engagement, improving performance and creating dynamic cultures at work... as well as any great ideas they come across of best practise in the business world.. Enjoy!

The Rise of Entrepreneurial Women

The Rise of Entrepreneurial Women

There are more women business owners than ever before. The number of female business owners has doubled since 1979, and a quarter of the UK’s self-employed are now women* often stimulated by the need to juggle family and work life. The media has even given them their very own name: "mumtrepeneurs”!

Report Finds the Majority of Managers Undervalue HR

Report Finds the Majority of Managers Undervalue HR

A study by the Advanced Business Solutions in partnership with Source for Consulting found that 34% of business leaders believe HR Directors do not need to be involved in senior decision-making. In contrast, 73% of HR Directors felt a "critical” need for them to be present in boardroom decisions.

In Pursuit of Happiness

In Pursuit of Happiness

The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) has been assessing factors that impact the health, happiness and ultimate performance of managers in their work environment.

NOW is the Best Time to Start a Business

NOW is the Best Time to Start a Business

Despite miserable forecasts from the Bank of England on Britain’s economy; a record number of start-ups were established last year. The job climate is looking bright with employment peaking at its highest since records began. So what does this mean for entrepreneurs?

Quick Cash in Time for Christmas

Quick Cash in Time for Christmas

We’ve all seen this claim before, sometimes on a handwritten sign Sellotaped to the back window of a badly-parked hatchback, but this is no con. As a professional business coach, I have some tried and tested methods to share with you which will help you put cash on your bottom line before Christmas comes around.

Time to Man Up Over Diversity in the Boardroom

Time to Man Up Over Diversity in the Boardroom

"No!” chorused the government and the business establishment on hearing that the European Commission wants to force listed companies to reserve at least 40 per cent of their non-executive director board seats for women by 2020, or face fines.