My big career decision: How to stay true to myself while ‘selling out’?

Do you have to make a choice in your career between generating a decent income and work that has real meaning for you?  This was a decision I really struggled with until I realised that it was not necessarily a binary choice and I’m reminded of when, 30 years ago, I took the decision toContinue reading “My big career decision: How to stay true to myself while ‘selling out’?”

Observations from lockdown: Is Mentoring the new Must-Have?

We all know it’s a good idea to have a career mentor.  But working from home – or being furloughed – seems to have led to an explosion in the demand for mentoring this year.  I signed up as a mentor in the well-received CIPR Fellows’ Mentor Scheme in April and started mentoring three PRContinue reading “Observations from lockdown: Is Mentoring the new Must-Have?”

Personal reputation and your professional brand: planning for the long-term

Actively develop your professional brand to build your business or your career.  Identify your professional and personal strengths, work on ways to develop to your full potential, and position yourself for the long-term.

Talk to your ‘Sounding Board’ and find your way through to success

Have you ever encountered one of these scenarios? You have been promoted but do not have clear objectives You have been given free rein in a senior leadership role but feel ‘imposter syndrome’ kicking in You know you get results but have lost your way You have ideas to improve the business but no-one isContinue reading “Talk to your ‘Sounding Board’ and find your way through to success”

How to be the best PR team in town: what does the business need from you?

It can sometimes seem as if obstacles and hurdles are being thrown in your path, frustrating your efforts to concentrate on priority areas and deflecting you on to random demands from your ‘200 or so internal clients’. But it is possible to introduce focus, agree priorities and achieve longer-term goals which will benefit the business, gain recognition,Continue reading “How to be the best PR team in town: what does the business need from you?”

Andersen: The Story of a Crisis

After the collapse of Andersen following Enron’s bankruptcy, we in the media team found that, although the firm’s reputation was, at the time, destroyed, our reputation as a team and as individuals survived and, in some ways prospered, as we earned the respect and (after the event) empathy of the media. It taught me that personalContinue reading “Andersen: The Story of a Crisis”

Learning with Anne Groves

Here are details of some of the training sessions on offer. All sessions are designed to be bespoke for each client BOOST YOUR CAREER BY BUILDING YOUR PERSONAL BRAND Building your professional reputation and developing a ‘personal brand’ Reputation management is not just for firms and corporates.  Everyone has an individual reputation: you can activelyContinue reading “Learning with Anne Groves”

Clients and Testimonials

What clients say… Anna Ward, Global Head of PR, Herbert Smith Freehills ‘Anne taught a session on handling crises and sensitive issues for our global communications senior team, and the feedback was unanimously positive. The training focussed on practical communications advice, based on real-life examples, and the inter-active part of the session gave the groupContinue reading “Clients and Testimonials”

Commentary and Insights

Your Sounding Board: Personal reputation and your professional brand – planning for the long-term: How to be the best PR team in town: Andersen: The Story of a Crisis: