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Lifting The Lid on January 2019

By LaunchPadAssociates | Feb 1, 2019
Lifting the Lid on LaunchPad HR March 2019

Welcome to our first Lift Off of 2019.  Happy New Year!  We (Jo and Beverly) hope 2019 leads to you going from strength to strength.  Whether it’s your business progressing to the next level or you through your own development we hope you achieve your goals. It’s been a great start to the year for…

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Being Authentic Means Keeping It Real

By LaunchPadAssociates | Dec 30, 2018
Being Authentic Love it or Hate It

Being Authentic means Keeping it Real – so why has the word “authentic” become so Marmite to some people? I (Beverly) was in a meeting before Christmas and the “A” word was mentioned.  A number of people around the table grimaced, and one person said: I hate that word “authentic”.  It’s the new buzzword and…

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Lifting the Lid on December 2018

By LaunchPadAssociates | Dec 21, 2018
Lifting the Lid on LaunchPad HR March 2019

Merry Christmas, and welcome to Lifting the Lid on December 2018, our last Lift Off of 2018!  Where has the year gone?  It seems to have flown by. As you’ll know if you’ve watched our other Lift Off shows in the series we produce a monthly behind the scenes sneak peek into our business.  This…

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Lifting The Lid On LaunchPad HR November 2018

By LaunchPadAssociates | Dec 1, 2018
Lifting the Lid on LaunchPad HR March 2019

Hi everyone this is our third Lift Off episode.   We’ve had a busy month that started with Beverly attending Chris Duckers’ Youpreneur Summit.  Beverly attended last year and returned again.  The summit gave us business clarity.  Since attending the summit, we’ve found our niche and promoted what we stand for.  The website has been reviewed…

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Lifting the Lid on LaunchPad HR October 2018

By LaunchPadAssociates | Nov 1, 2018
Lifting the Lid on LaunchPad HR March 2019

Welcome to our second Lift Off – Lifting the Lid on LaunchPad HR.  This is the roundup of our October highlights.  We’ve had another busy month with client work, pitching for new work and planning to give our clients the best ways of keeping HR and OD simple. Sit back and enjoy the next 3…

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Lifting the Lid on September 2018

By LaunchPadAssociates | Oct 23, 2018
Lifting the Lid on LaunchPad HR March 2019

Welcome to the first Lift Off with Beverly and Jo where we are lifting the lid on September 2018.  This is the first of our monthly business round ups.  Enjoy!  

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Attracting The Right Clients To Your Business

By LaunchPadAssociates | Aug 4, 2017
Attracting the right clients to your business

  I’ve called this article attracting the right clients to your business. It’s inspired by Erika Napolentano speaking at the Content Marketing Academy Live17 conference (CMALive17) in June. This is my fourth article the other three can be found on www.profectus4people.co.uk/news&topics.   This article focuses on the key messages I took from Erikas’ talk. Whilst…

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Normalising Teen Emotions

By LaunchPadAssociates | Jun 6, 2017
Normalising Teen Emotions

  We’re introducing Nancy Radford as a guest to our articles page to talk about feelings young people experience leaving home for the first time.  So we’ve called the article – Normalising Teen Emotions.   We know this time of year up to October is difficult for our teenagers for a number of reasons, GCSEs, A…

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Workplace Mental Health Checklist

By LaunchPadAssociates | May 9, 2017
Mental Wellbeing

                      For us at The Launchpad Academy CIC it’s all about creating a culture where employees aren’t afraid to show their vulnerabilities, admit when they’re struggling and feel able to ask for help. Change is often referred to as the only constant in organisations.  We know some people…

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