ZEBRA BLOG

September 22, 2022

Culture Club

It’s a natural feeling to crave a sense of belonging – I’m sure we’ve all fel…

August 18, 2022

Swing Low

Hello LinkedIn – it’s been a while! After two years of writing blogs consistently…

May 10, 2022

Walking into your fears

I know when I am worried about something as it invariably starts with butterflies in …

April 19, 2022

Take on me

“Friendship isn’t only what you can give, it’s what you’re able to receive”…

February 8, 2022

One Direction

I remember once wanting to let something go at work because it would cause more work …

January 18, 2022

I can’t wait

I am fairly in tune with my emotions and whilst, this is a great thing, occasionally …

January 6, 2022

Wind of change

What’s your new year ritual? Do you even have one? I have read many articles about …

December 22, 2021

Hold on or hold lightly

The meaning of life – let’s keep it light for my end of year blog!! The subject t…

December 14, 2021

To boldly go…

I attended a workshop last week with the brilliant Steve Chapman about getting comfor…

November 30, 2021

Gimme, gimme, gimme

One of my favourite books is ‘Give and Take’ by Adam Grant. I love the idea that …

November 11, 2021

The road to nowhere?

Have you ever said to yourself, I’ll be fine once I get through this busy week, onc…

October 27, 2021

Reasonable self-doubt

In 2017, when I went for my induction at my reservoir, we were asked, who feels nervo…

October 14, 2021

Freestyler

Friends have joked that I am the least casual person they know – always organising …

September 30, 2021

More than words

Earlier this year when I started swimming drills in the pool, I found it very intimid…

September 14, 2021

We belong

There have been times in my life where I thought that I had found true belonging – …

August 23, 2021

Making space for the magic to happen

I hate being late – it makes me feel stressed and I feel disrespectful to whoever I…

August 11, 2021

Channelling the nerves

I’m really excited to be writing for Scott Wilson and Swim People again. Do h…

July 29, 2021

Have I got to be certain?

I’ve written before about uncertainty and how, despite my rules in life, I have got…

July 19, 2021

What’s the story?

One thing I love about meeting new open water swimmers is that you meet on a level pl…

June 30, 2021

The art of connection

I have always found it easy to make new connections and feed of the energy that other…

June 22, 2021

Should you fake it till you make it?

Last weekend, I found myself in Dover feeling very anxious about a practice boat trip…

May 31, 2021

I feel alive

In the last few years, I have got more in tune with all my emotions, whether those ar…

May 13, 2021

Connecting with nature

It’s mental health awareness week and this year’s theme is nature. This past year…

April 29, 2021

Lean on me

One of my favourite parts of the job is enabling people to learn and grow. When I thi…

April 8, 2021

Taking the plunge

I am very exciting to be writing for Swim People again. Due to the 2021 lockdown I wa…

March 31, 2021

I’m only human

In the past couple of weeks, I have worked onsite for a couple of virtual events. Des…

March 17, 2021

Leave them all behind

I have often spoken to coaching clients about letting go of old, unhealthy narratives…

February 24, 2021

Jump for my love…the art of listening

Without realising it, I find myself tuning out of what’s happening in a meeting as …

February 10, 2021

Feel the Rhythm!

My Zoom film club was particularly pleasing last week as we watched Cool Runnings. I …

January 26, 2021

It only takes a minute girl

I entered last week feeling overwhelmed and anxious about various things in my life. …

January 14, 2021

Ooh aah, just a little bit…Ooh aah, little...

A few years ago, I was shocked to learn from my Mum that when you give up something f…

December 16, 2020

How’s your 2020 vision?

How’s your 2020 vision? A little blurry? There is no doubt that it has been a stran…

December 4, 2020

My swimming journey from fear to absolute joy

My relationship with sport has come from a place of fear and embarrassment. I felt th…

November 16, 2020

Corona-busting choons

As a social creature, I entered the first lockdown with a little trepidation. I disco…

November 4, 2020

Swimming into self-care

Today I had my last beautiful swim at the reservoir before lockdown. I never fail to …

October 20, 2020

Can’t fight this feeling….are you aware of emotional...

Last week, whilst managing a virtual green room, I was struck by the fact that the mo…

October 6, 2020

The zebra’s new stripes

I’m really excited to share that I have qualified as an Executive Coach. In Native …

September 16, 2020

I should be so lucky

Friends are often astonished that wherever I go in the world, I seem to bump into som…

September 3, 2020

Just Say no…finding the pleasure in your leisure...

In 2017, I prided myself on saying yes to everything! Yes to friends, yes to helping …

August 24, 2020

Creativity for personal growth

I recently heard creativity described as ‘the adventure of trying something new’.…

August 11, 2020

My Life Story

Whilst catching up on my daily dose of pop trivia on PopMaster, I was struck by the f…

July 23, 2020

Progress over perfection

When I was a teenager, I used to cut out the song lyrics from Smash Hits and file the…

July 8, 2020

Should I stay or should I go?

In 2014, a 48-hour tube strike in London closed 50% of the network and commuters were…

June 23, 2020

To do or not to do

A couple of days before a big event, I am forced to review my to do list and make a c…

June 9, 2020

Be Here Now

I only had to watch my attempt the other day to run and chat to know that multitaskin…

May 27, 2020

Sweet little lies

We’ve all told those white lies – we don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings, w…

May 13, 2020

In praise of the vulnerable

For so many years, I was the positive, calm, happy person whether at work or socially…

April 29, 2020

Knowing me, before knowing you… looking after yourself...

My favourite thing to come out of lockdown is a playlist that I’m doing with a grou…

April 14, 2020

Facing the fear of feedback

Fellow Brits amongst you will appreciate the many articles about when a Brit says “…

March 31, 2020

Nurturing your culture in a virtual world

As teams around the world are settling into a working from home culture, there is cer…

March 12, 2020

Building resilience in a world of uncertainty

The world of events is pretty tough at the moment – I’m not alone in being hi…

February 13, 2020

Ripping up the Rosie rules of life? Learning...

I love organising whether that’s my own life, my friends or events and I have a rul…

December 17, 2019

What’s your story for 2020?

My 2019 started with a new year’s resolution to see more live music. A more joyful …

November 18, 2019

Enjoy the silence – the fine balance between...

I’ve always loved the fact that I run events on subject matters that I know nothing…

November 1, 2019

20 years older…20 years wiser?

Today, 20 years ago, I started my career in the events industry. It’s hard to belie…

October 8, 2019

Are you a stand-up chameleon?

If I had to pick whether I am an extrovert or introvert, I’d pick extrovert. I cert…

September 10, 2019

Rosie’s rules of life in self-care

I am a creature of habit, to the extent that one of my colleagues coined the phrase R…

August 28, 2019

If it doesn’t challenge you, it won’t change...

Last week, I had my first session with a personal trainer and in fact it was the firs…

August 13, 2019

To pitch or not to pitch… are you...

Have you ever been on a date where the other person constantly talks about themselves…

July 24, 2019

Live event leadership starts with empathy and ends...

I owe the title of this blog to Will Glendinning, Executive Producer and author of Th…

June 24, 2019

Enjoy this trip…and it is a trip

I’ve always been a firm believer in following your heart and doing what you love an…

May 17, 2019

Falling in love with networking

Networking is such a rubbish word. It fills many people with dread so isn’t it time…

April 29, 2019

Bringing joy to the events world

As I sat in the Brick bar last Saturday, surrounded by adults jumping into ball ponds…

April 3, 2019

Avoiding double trouble in the world of darts...

When you think of darts, you probably conjure up an image of a fun game, down the pub…

January 9, 2019

Can you talk the stripes off a zebra?

Anyone who knows me will know that I love a chat, whether that’s to a stranger on t…

November 13, 2018

Zebra is born

After the River Pageant, I was asked to join an agency called CTN Communications as t…

October 31, 2018

The Queen is Coming

The highlight of my freelance career My freelance career ended on a high when I was a…

October 25, 2018

Sink or Swim – My First Event Job

I should’ve known really – I’d always been the social planner amongst my friend…

October 18, 2018

Leaving university – follow your heart

Leaving university – follow your heart  I love what I do! I didn’t know my j…