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October 13, 2016

Are male and female brains different?

The ultimate pink vs blue debate…

I’ve been watching the presidential debates in the United States. The media has exploded with pictures, videos and other images related to the debate.  So I’m not writing to share my political views but to respond to stereotypes of women and men which has been a recurring theme throughout the debates. Let’s start with the basics,…

October 12, 2016

Margaret Davies talks- Part II

Occupational Psychologist & Director at The Glass Lift

In part II of the TrainingZone & Sift Talent “an interview with” series Matt Evans talks to Margaret Davies, he asks what key metrics should be incorporated into a female leadership programme and how organisations can best evaluate the outcomes. How can organisations define and quantify the business benefits to achieving a more balanced leadership team and…

October 5, 2016

Margaret Davies talks- Part I


Occupational Psychologist & Director, The Glass Lift

Recently the tables were turned on Glass Lift founder & Director Margaret Davies when she took part in “an interview with” series for Sift Talent and was interviewed by Research Manager Matt Evans. The interview is published in two parts, in part one Margaret defines a successful leader and describes her role in designing and delivering The Glass…

September 21, 2016

ELEVATE Member – A Portrait of Lou Costin

Chief Inspector, Devon and Cornwall Police

Lou Costin is Chief Inspector with Devon and Cornwall Police. She has been a serving officer for 23 years and has enjoyed making her way through the ranks while also being a mum to two children.  Sergeant Lou Costin had been tasked with delivering a difficult message to her staff. She was feeling anxious. In bringing unwelcome…

September 15, 2016

ELEVATE Member – A portrait of Amy Webb

Head of Finance at Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service

Amy Webb is Head of Finance at Devon and Somerset Fire & Rescue Service. She qualified as an accountant through self-study working in both private and public sector roles before joining the Fire Service in 2013.   Barely two years after Amy joined the Fire Service the team was hit with an unexpected crisis. The…

August 30, 2016

ELEVATE Member – A portrait of Linda Heaney

Consultant Psychiatrist and Training Programme Director NHS

Linda Heaney is Consultant Psychiatrist at Avon and Wiltshire NHS Partnership Trust. Along with her clinical role she works one day week as Training Programme Director at Severn Deanery……… Linda was at her first ELEVATE residential with The Glass Lift team. She looked at the menu for dinner, and her heart sank. Gravadlax. What on…


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