Clare Portman

Clare Portman

My passion: Helping people do the things they never thought they could achieve.

e: clare@peopletopia.co.uk // t: 0845 415 4107

Managing workplace Fear: what my eight legged friend taught me

Managing workplace Fear: what my eight legged friend taught me

I recently did something which really surprised me. I held a tarantula.   I am just waiting for your gasps of admiration and applause. I know that this may not be much to some of you, and to others, it may sound like the most ridiculous thing that I could possibly want to do.  Although, [...]

A job you love with little money? Or a job you loathe with lots?

A job you love with little money? Or a job you loathe with lots?

  This was the interesting question posed on a YouGov survey and the results were good reading. They asked people “would you rather be in a job you hate that pays well, or a job you love that pays poorly?”. 64% of respondents would prefer a job that they love that paid poorly, with 18% [...]

What raises your sense of pride in the workplace?

What raises your sense of pride in the workplace?

This week, I remembered something that I really had begun to take for granted.  It was a simple thing, I was ordering some new merchandise for Peopletopia – as well as designing some new information leaflets reading to go on our stand at our next CIPD show.  We were as excited as children at Christmas [...]

Keeping hold of the back-to-school enthusiasm at work

Keeping hold of the back-to-school enthusiasm at work

My youngest began school last week.  I was lucky enough to have a child who skipped into school, full of excitement for the journey that was about to begin.  She took such joy from simple things such as choosing school lunch, the first reading book, her uniform, it was lovely to see.  This week? The [...]