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Astrid Davies

Astrid Davies MA is an Executive Coach and change consultant who uses her 30 years of leadership experience to help her clients make positive changes which last. She is a mentor and guest lecturer at the University of Southampton, including supporting their Enactus chapter for social entrepreneurs. She also runs a series of successful leadership training networking events across the South of England, where she helps young professionals to build an ethical and effective leadership career alongside their professional development. A passionate champion of diverse and sustainable workplaces, Astrid integrates several of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals into her client projects. If you would like to find out more, please go to www.astriddaviesconsulting.com.

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The Lockdown Resilience Quandary. Here we go again – another lockdown.  For many, this is the toughest lockdown yet; the phoney lockdown-lite of Autumn 2020 raised too many hopes, for businesses and personal lives alike. Just when...

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Lesson from Lockdown-lite – looking to a brighter future. Well, we’ve been enduring the Covid crisis for eight months. On virtually every networking Zoom call I attend, there is someone complaining, wishing it could be over...

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