Mountains, post-it notes & digital transformation…

As some of you may know, I’ve long harboured plans to live differently: life is too short to have just the one career. Back in 2007 we bought some land in a French mountain village, with a view to building a chalet, and running a ski-business. After various stops and starts, it’s nearly there. So in December, I’m finishing up my regular full time job at Thames Valley Housing, and heading to France for the winter season.

After that, I’ll split my time between France and the UK, and am looking to take on a small number of digital strategy projects each year:

  • Digital Transformation strategic advice: a stocktake on where organisations are, some ideas about where they might want to be, and a roadmap of options for getting there.
  • Digital Transformation workshops for boards and senior teams.
  • Practical “how to commission great web stuff’ help. Particularly for organisations who’re finding that there’s more to commissioning online digital services than simply building a website.
  • Digital & communication skills frameworks for the connected age.

I’ll still be doing some work with TVH, but there’s room for maybe two or three more assignments.  So if your organisation needs help with any this sort of thing, do get in touch.

Outside of the ski season, we’ll be hosting team away-events in the mountains. A beautiful place to do the ‘step back and think’ type sessions we all know we need but rarely get round to. Instead of soul-less hotel conference venue, outdoors activities in the mountains and post-it note fuelled, facilitated sessions in the chalet. With the most exceptional coffee you can imagine. Get in touch for those too.

Its time for an exciting new adventure.  Lets see how well these two mix…

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  • Lauren May 13, 2015, 9:15 pm

    A brave and exciting move Jayne. Well done for following your dream. Life is indeed too short to play things safe. See you in France soon.

  • Anne McCrossan May 14, 2015, 6:00 am

    Great stuff Jayne, I wish you all the very best for it.

  • John Barry May 14, 2015, 6:07 am

    Good luck Jayne – and you’re right; life is too short!

  • Colin Sherriff May 14, 2015, 11:55 am

    Great mix of ideas Jayne; any one of them has the potential to be a success for you. Add them all together with you and Sid and it’s a recipe for a breathtaking business.
    Well done you two.
    Tebrikler

  • Paul Taylor May 15, 2015, 6:07 pm

    Love the ambition and I’ll be sorry to see you (sort of) go.

    But I’m sure we’ll still get your opinions!

  • Fabrickated May 18, 2015, 5:26 am

    I would say “At last, Jayne, well done!”.

    You have been wanting to do this for such a long time, and I know you will really enjoy your new life. Your amazing digital, technical, training, leading, supporting, analysing and financial skills mean that you can always work in companies if you want or need to. But spending your time doing what you love is what life is all about. Go, Jayne and Sid, go!

  • Jayne May 22, 2015, 12:42 pm

    Thanks for your kind comments all. Its exciting and terrifying all at the same time… A weird but (hopefully) wonderful combination of digital transformation, social change and snow. What could be better!

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