#TeamRCT Changing Gear

At Change Gear we are often asked to facilitate team events and strategy days; so  when I received a phone call asking me if I was interested in running an “away day” for the trustees of a charity, I naturally said yes. To cut to the chase I had one of the best days ever working with a wonderful group of people who are really committed to making a difference… but over to their CEO Toby Freeman to tell the story behind the charity and his thoughts on the day.

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What’s holding you back?

This weekend a couple of my amazing friends are off to take part in a local triathlon for the second year in a row.  Just 18 months ago one of these friends had a terrible fear of open water and didn’t much like swimming – this fear was getting in the way of her achieving her personal goal of getting herself super fit and proving to herself she could do something really special.  Next weekend she will be taking part in the very same event; she is fitter, stronger and more importantly feels she has really achieved what she set out to do… and is a much more confident person as a result of this.

I started to wonder about my work and how many times I meet people whose fears get in the way of them achieving so much more.

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The Power of Marginal Gains

Spring has definitely sprung and how do I know this? Wherever I have been over the past weekend I have seen a plethora of lycra and bicycles. Maybe it’s because the inaugural Tour of Yorkshire recently reached it’s climax or whether MAMIL’s (Middle Aged Men In Lycra) are looking forward to the heady days of Summer and the start of the Tour De France that cyclists are out in such force; for whatever reason my mind has turned to the world of cycling and what those of us who have a responsibility for the development of talent can learn from this most brutal of sports.
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New Year’s resolutions? The jury is out!

Firstly a very happy new year to you all … can’t believe we are actually in 2015 already.

Normally at this time of year I would be setting myself my usual personal goals of getting fitter, healthier – running more, sleeping more, eating less sugar, drinking less wine, travelling more, taking up yoga, reading more interesting books, spending more quality time with the children and my loved ones – I’m sure you all know the drill.  The year then usually kicks off with great gusto and progress until I run out of steam about May/June and enter a slow decline leading up to Christmas where I tell myself off and set all the same goals again for the following year.  So when my son pointed out to me on New Years Day that my resolutions were exactly the same as last years it started me questioning the logic in it all.  What was I actually trying to do?  Was I trying to fix or perfect something in my life that would somehow make it better?  If that is the case it requires a lot of effort to keep up the momentum.  Read More

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas

To everyone we have worked with this year we would like to say thank you for coming on the Change Gear journey with us, you have made 2014 a year to remember.

We hope you have an enjoyable and restful Christmas and 2015 brings everything you hope for.

Looking forward to seeing you in the New Year.

Carrie and Karen

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