Solutions 42 Ltd

Performance and Strategy advisors Connecting Management, Systems and People.

Helping organisations increase productivity and grow their bottom line by 21% or more. Providing clarity and inspiration, empowering people with enthusiasm for continuous learning.

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Hello Orlando!
Our new family member and bundle of Tibbie fluff 😊

Romano Tours - SNL 10/09/2021

There's a great deal of focus on seeking 'happiness' and I think we all would prefer to be 'happy' over sadness, fear and pain. Living however, is peppered with moments that are less than 'happy' experiences, which can easily distract us and skew our perspectives of the moment and what we decide we can or cannot do. I'm listening to 'Think Again' by Adam Grant an organisational development psychologist. He mentioned sharing this video clip in class ... how will you think about it?

Romano Tours - SNL Joe Romano (Adam Sandler) clarifies what his tours of Italy can and cannot do for customers. to SNL: https://go...

Ufi: Week of VocTech - Highlights 07/11/2020

Highlights from organised and hosted by Ufi VocTech Trust

An amazing week sharing ideas and showcasing supported projects.

Very grateful and thankful to the Ufi team for helping me to realise my 'Spotless' digital learning idea, helping to integrate hygiene and IPC knowledge, whilst developing vocational skills for all those who clean in care homes, hospitals and other healthcare settings.

Ufi: Week of VocTech - Highlights Week of VocTech was a week-long online celebration of the very best in vocational in technology. Live webinars, pre-recorded videos, and podcasts made up the...

COVID19 Showcase 04/11/2020

To prevent something you have to prepare to prevent, which relies on raising your awareness of situations and actions around events.

Infections and outbreaks have been with us for centuries. There's only so much you can learn in a class room, most of life is learning by doing.

Spotless is my contribution to a novel way of learning two subjects:
1) Hygiene practices
2) Infection Prevention and Control principles

in a connected and contextualised way with the added advantage of being able to assess and further analyse the impact of the learning.

Thank you to all who have helped to realise this vision and special thanks Ufi VocTech Trust for all your support 😁

COVID19 Showcase COVID19 Showcase

Ufi VocTech Trust on Twitter 26/10/2020

Excited 😝

Ufi VocTech Trust on Twitter “Mon 2nd Nov 2:00pm & are developing learning for remote delivery. Discover what was important during design, and how they overcame barriers of not having live learners for practical skills training. Register:

Derren Ready on Twitter 30/05/2020

Covid19 has really tested the world and the people living and working in it.
Some gaps in knowledge, awareness and practices have been brought to the fore.
It's bought the best out in some people and the worst in others.
But life in the microbiological world still goes on regardless.
The attached graph is about invasive Group A Staphyloccocus (iGAS) another human pathogen that left unchecked can cause death.
I like the author of the tweet wonder how much of the decrease is related to improvement in IPC processes and practices.

Derren Ready on Twitter “Fascinating to see the dramatic downturn in iGAS numbers this season, particularly post introduction of the COVID-19 lockdown - would be super to understand the impact of each the different COVID-19 control measures on this infection.”

Martin Kiernan on Twitter 17/04/2020

"There is no right or wrong, there is what works for you." I say this a great deal when coaching however, what works for you may not work for others which ultimately may turn round to bite you in the ass.

There is a tremendous amount of debate about whether everyone should wear masks in public. In the main this is driven by fear of catching the virus and being aware that anyone could be a potential carrier. The other driver is a sense of fear, panic and uncertainty about jobs, business and the economy...the desire to get back to some sort of 'normality' which in truth will never be the same.

By wearing PPE with limited understanding of the practicalities and main purpose it is easy to cause a bigger problem. This link gives you some insight into poor practices I am seeing in public right now.

By wearing a mask without all the additional training in how to put it on, when to wear it, how to take it off, where to dispose of it and what to do straight after, you potentially increase your chances of getting an infection you didn't have before. That also means you might end up in one of our over stretched hospitals, adding to their already exhausted staff, so valiantly trying to provide care for everyone else. Once in that environment you have an even greater risk of exposure.

For all their seeming simplicity masks are specialist items and only one part of the solution. You owe it to yourself and others to hold off on wearing these until the Chief Medical Officer for the country gives the go ahead, at which point pay attention to proper use.

Martin Kiernan on Twitter “People seem to be using them to support their chins when hearing shocking news or when tired of speaking..”

COVID-19 and my idea on masks 04/04/2020

To case you don't see my personal page.....

COVID-19 and my idea on masks Next to the idea that we see many contraptions (you can’t even call them masks) we see many people with all kind of masks, in and outside our healthcare settings. Certainly after my last flight to …

How To See Germs Spread (Coronavirus) 01/04/2020

This is my world and my mission....making the invisible visible.
People who clean our environments are unsung heroes.....remember them during this manic time in all healthcare facilities not just the NHS.

How To See Germs Spread (Coronavirus) Click here the most up-to-date info on Coronavirus COVID-19- Thanks to Skillshare for their support. Take this opportunity to...

100 Questions of Peter Piot, LSHTM Director | LSHTM 17/03/2020

Very useful Q&A.

100 Questions of Peter Piot, LSHTM Director | LSHTM 1. TEDMED: Let’s start with the basics. What is a virus? A virus is a very tiny particle of RNA or DNA genetic code protected by an outer protein wrapper. 2. TEDMED: How common are viruses? Viruses are everywhere. It’s amazing to realize that if you add them all up, all the viruses in the world ...

S1E5: Coronavirus - will it become a pandemic? by LSHTM Viral • A podcast on Anchor 08/02/2020

An informed and interesting podcast regarding the novel Coronovirus outbreak.
I agree that being prepared for any outbreak is key to rapid containment and management.

Our system for alerting a potential outbreak, would be better if we graded the risk potential as we grade other types of catastrophic risks.

S1E5: Coronavirus - will it become a pandemic? by LSHTM Viral • A podcast on Anchor Is coronavirus on it's way to becoming a full pandemic? Professor Peter Piot is Director of LSHTM, founding executive director of UNAIDS and was a member of the original team that discovered Ebola in 1976. He explains why he thinks coronavirus will become a pandemic, how this is worrying for sub-Sah...

Break Free with Jack Canfield in 2020 06/01/2020

I believe that some of you know I am a Canfield Certified Trainer. You may not realise what that entails and may not see at this moment, how I can help you or the people in your organisations with any aspect of personal or business life.

As a holistic educator and trainer valuing continuous learning and improvement, I know the process of learning is an ongoing one. As one area becomes clearer to you, the next thing to work on comes up, therefore I always take the opportunity to refresh my learning and attend more training, eventhough I've covered the exercises before.

Jack is doing 3 x 60 minute complimentary live trainings related to accelerating your goals for 2020 and I thought that you might appreciate experiencing the type of exercises I've trained in by sharing this link.

Enjoy :)

Break Free with Jack Canfield in 2020 Join Jack for THREE free live training sessions that will help you prepare your mindset for the new decade and set yourself up for incredible success and fulfillment for many years to come.

What playing Monopoly with real money taught me about my kids--and humanity 03/01/2020

A fellow Train The Trainer Carroll did a TedX talk at London business school on money and the next generation.

Illuminating and well worth considering what we adults are role modelling to our young.

What playing Monopoly with real money taught me about my kids--and humanity Playing Monopoly with his children one night, Adam Carroll noticed they were bending the rules. He wondered, "What if they're playing this way because the money isn't real?" In this talk, Carroll explains the concept of financial abstraction, and how our human perception of spending changes when the...

Photos from Solutions 42 Ltd's post 03/12/2019

Off the flight from Oz and up to Leiceister to attend the IDSc for a day.
Great topics with excellent speakers in the morning exploring the academy of healthcare science, robotics, surgery and decontamination challenges.

Lots of trade exhibitors supporting the conference. Olympus had the best quirky gift a slightly jet lagged me required....properly made cappuccino with a picture of me crafted into the froth...well cool 😉

Photos from Solutions 42 Ltd's post 03/12/2019

Had an awesome week in Melbourne Australia speaking at a dinner event and an all day conference, organised by Scientific Research Advisory Council Australia (SRACA) Victoria region.
Both talks were interactive requiring audience participation which seemed to go down really well in the main.
I had great fun, learned a lot and the audiences seemed to agree too.
Looking forward to the next international speaking event.....


Had a great evening connecting with past year Ufi funded projects at the Ufi charitable trust Showcase held in London.
Great to meet others in the same learning space 😁

Joe Rogan Experience #1109 - Matthew Walker 30/10/2019

A friend of mine is currently training to run the Te Araroa trail from north to south in New Zealand. In part it is supporting the charity Somewhere House Somerset, in the main it is his commitment to his physical training clients, of walking his talk around mindset development, goal setting, courage and persistence.

We share and talk a great deal about neuroscience. How we build habits, break habits, mental health, motivation and much more.
What I love is that I'm talking to a young mind, who is at the transformation phase of their life journey and already he is so concious and aware of who he is.

He shared this link with me of an interview done with Joe Rogan (stand up comedian and world mixed martial artist) and English Neuroscientist, Professor Matthew Walker who recently published 'Why we sleep'.

As a women in business having grown up around the conditions, 'you do whatever it takes to get work done, even if that means sleep less'. There came a point where both my body and mind said 'enough' and physically I began exhibiting many of the symptoms Professor Walker shares in this interview.

If you value work/life balance, health and continuous improvement, these insights may prove useful.

Enjoy and Thank You for sharing 😊

Joe Rogan Experience #1109 - Matthew Walker Matthew Walker is Professor of Neuroscience and Psychology at the University of California, Berkeley, and Founder and Director of the Center for Human Sleep ...

HEJ October 2019 19/10/2019

If you didn't see my previous post. I got an article published in Healthcare Estates Journal which I'm pretty chuffed with 😊
Here's the digital link to the whole jornal publication. My article is on page 65 under the Training and Education section.

Big shout out to Katie Weir my awesome content, checking, editing and all round creative for helping to make this happen. Thank you 😊

HEJ October 2019


Delighted I invested the time to write an article titled, Inspire individuals to 'discover their possibilities' ....It's been published in the October edition of Healthcare Estates Journal 😁


Very excited to be supporting my friend and co Success Principles trainer and coach, Lesley Strachan, on a 10 week after school class of year 10s on, 'The Success Principles for Teens' programme.


Very excited to have been selected :)

Can you spare a few moments to take my survey? 06/08/2019

For people working in healthcare facilities, I'm interested to know your understanding of what Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you believe should be worn when cleaning a toilet/bathroom functional area.
Here's a link to a poll that will take less than 1 min to complete.
Thank you in advance for your input

Can you spare a few moments to take my survey? Please take the survey titled "Use of PPE". Your feedback is important!


Sometimes we are too fixated on the visible outcomes and miss appreciating all the preparation and effort it takes to get there....
If you don't like the current outcome or you think it can be better, then maybe it's time to make the invisible, visible and tangible.... Contact me to discover how... 😊

How your brain's executive function works -- and how to improve it | Sabine Doebel 05/06/2019

Such a timely TED talk explaining how context matters so much to learning strategies.
Timely because I'm writing an article for one of the Healthcare journals (Health Estates) about rethinking generic compliance training if you want to improve performance and practices.....

How your brain's executive function works -- and how to improve it | Sabine Doebel You use your brain's executive function every day -- it's how you do things like pay attention, plan ahead and control impulses. Can you improve it to change...

VbE International Annual Conference 2019 27/05/2019

Health and Wellbeing are high on the Public Health agenda. Creating resilient future generations is essential to reduce the rise in mental health challenges and anti-social behaviours.
If you're an educator this conference is for you. Come and discover how Values based Education is the way forward to creating, productive, happy, healthy, resilient young people and teachers.

Get Connected 4 Success :)

VbE International Annual Conference 2019 Welcome to Values-based Education's Annual Conference. We have now gone 'International' and hope to have delegates from many different parts of the world joining us. Themes for this year's conference include: Values-based Wellbeing in Schools Values-based Excellent Practice in the Early Years Values...

Habits and How to Build New Ones | Kathleen Seeley 17/05/2019

Excellent mini video by one of my mentors, Kathleen Seeley, on habits and how to break free of limiting ones and create new ones.


Habits and How to Build New Ones | Kathleen Seeley Our habits are key points of interest on our path to personal mastery. Here is what I know about habits and how to create new ones.

8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for 10/02/2019

A great rethink on what's required to create a workplace, where people want to come and do more than just a job.

8 lessons on building a company people enjoy working for Most companies operate on a set of policies: mandated vacation days, travel guidelines, standard work hours, annual goals. But what happens when a company looks less to control and more to trust? Patty McCord, the iconic former chief talent officer at Netflix, shares the key insights that led her to...

Personal 19/12/2018

I've just spent the last 2 days attending the Care Managers Network meetings in Exeter and Torbay. These are quarterly meetings funded by local council and some business sponsors, helping care home providers in the Devon and Torbay locality get access, education and signpost for funding workforce development.

There is a real desire to build community spirit and recognition that the biggest challenge for 2019 in the care market is staff attraction and retention.

In my world this is called 'Staff Engagement'. There was a great deal of talk about 'values based recruiting' and I wondered what the people at the grass roots understood about 'values' and whether they knew that an individual and group 'values' could be measured and the power that knowledge provides for continuous development and improvement.

'Values' are up right now. Leaders are recognising 'people awareness' is essential for effective and productive organisations.

Values are energetic drivers of behaviours, they can be measured and what can be measured can be managed.

I invite you to take the Connected 4 Success challenge, discover where your energy is right now through this free personal values assessment

If you want to dive a little deeper, message me for a 45 minute complimentary debrief of your results.

Enjoy 😁

Personal Personal Personal “values underpin everything you do” Kathleen Seeley Most people reach a stage in their lives where they begin to question "why we are here?" Life, work and relationships it all takes effort. When we reach this point we are allowing ourselves the right to reflect because we woul...

Why being respectful to your coworkers is good for business 11/11/2018

Another great study around the benefits of fostering civility as part of an engagement strategy that impacts organisation growth.

Why being respectful to your coworkers is good for business Looking to get ahead in your career? Start by being respectful to your coworkers, says leadership researcher Christine Porath. In this science-backed talk, she shares surprising insights about the costs of rudeness and shows how little acts of respect can boost your professional success -- and your....

Solutions 42 – Connecting Management, systems and people – Connecting Management, systems and people 01/11/2018

Really enjoyed facilitating a workshop earlier this week, introducing the most awesome and unique infection prevention and control, outbreak toolkit ever produced, specifically for all staff working in care homes.
Check out example pages here

Solutions 42 – Connecting Management, systems and people – Connecting Management, systems and people Performance Improvement and Strategic Advisors We can talk technical, we can talk performance quality, but clarity is essential for success. Helping people to get where they want to be - turning performance problems into breakthrough results


Added a new 'Training' section to my website also introducing our unique 'Outbreak management toolkit' for care homes.
Thank you Katie and Gill for your creative and technical collaborations in making this happen and look so awesome :)

How to start a movement 18/07/2018

This is what leadership is about....😊

Derek Sivers: How to start a movement

How to start a movement With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)

Exploring Values for Peak Performance Webinar 04/07/2018

OK so tomorrow evening 6pm UK time I am running a pilot live webinar called 'Values 4 Peak performance.'

If anyone in this space is available tomorrow and would enjoy some free training, in exchange for giving me some honest feedback afterwards so I can fine tune the session, then follow the link below and join me online.

Exploring Values for Peak Performance Webinar Who is this for?If you are a business owner, senior executive, group leader, team manager, HR director, coach or an individual looking to develop and maximise your potential, this webinar will provide you with:

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