About Maxine Clark

Maxine has a wealth of experience in teaching, training and development, primarily for disadvantaged families and the organisations that support them. A training design specialist, who has managed and delivered numerous and wide ranging training packages across the UK. Her work has led to 2 national awards for learning and development and country wide recognition from the Family and Parenting Institute, a field she has a significant and invaluable track record in. Approved by children and adult safeguarding boards Maxine is our safeguarding specialist focusing on Multi-agency partnerships and networks to ensure safeguarding is everyone’s responsibility.

6 Things to do this summer that will make a positive change.

6 Things to do this summer that will make a positive change. Unfortunately, we can’t go back in time and start again. But what we ca do is start again today and write a brand new story. Today can be the start of a whole new future… if you choose to make positive changes [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:08+00:00June 16th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 6 Things to do this summer that will make a positive change.

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication This famous quote from Leonardo Da Vinci could not be closer to the truth. Now I am not saying that I live my life by this quote, sometimes I am my own worst enemy! That does not mean though that I do not agree with it. 75% of the [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:08+00:00June 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

How to pick yourself up when life brings you down

How to pick yourself up when life brings you down So often in my life I have felt drained, anxious, negative, stressed and down. I have tortured myself with negative self-talk and have let fear dictate my actions and decisions. Sound familiar? I bet everyone reading this has felt at least one of those [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:09+00:00June 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on How to pick yourself up when life brings you down

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on pain

The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on pain For every amazing thing that happens in life, there is always going to be pain. There is the kind of pain that leaves you feeling empty, this is usually when you leave something behind, graduating from University and leaving your friends, leaving the workplace for new opportunities or [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:09+00:00May 26th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on The Ultimate Cheat Sheet on pain

I don’t want to feel stressed anymore!

I don’t want to feel stressed anymore! Life can be hard – FACT. Often, when you think it can’t get any worse, it does! But sometimes however hard we try, life just doesn’t give us what we WANT. This is because we often NEED something different to what we want. You won’t always understand [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:10+00:00May 18th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on I don’t want to feel stressed anymore!

Negative thinking, positive life… I doubt it!

Negative thinking, positive life… I doubt it! Out of all the choices we make every day, what choice do you think most people get wrong? The way they choose think about things. The majority of people focus on the negative, not on the positive. “I don’t want to go to work”, “I’m too busy”, [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:10+00:00May 5th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Negative thinking, positive life… I doubt it!

‘If only’ is a phrase that makes me sad, so I stopped using it.

‘If only’ is a phrase that makes me sad, so I stopped using it. ’If only’ This phrase makes me so sad when I hear it. To me it implies regret. Regret is no good for anyone who wants to move forward. You can’t change what has been, only what is happening right now and [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:10+00:00April 27th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on ‘If only’ is a phrase that makes me sad, so I stopped using it.

Are we missing what is important?

Are we missing what is important? My friend Claire and I went to see a Metallica gig and amazing just does not cover it. The atmosphere, the lighting, the sound, everything just came together that night. Every fibre in my body was tingling. Instinctively I wanted to share this moment with everyone I knew [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:11+00:00April 13th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Are we missing what is important?

Celebrating Autism – Questions are welcome, judgement is not

Celebrating Autism - Questions are welcome, judgement is not April is known as “autism awareness month”. I happen to have an autistic son, and every year I like to share some facts about autism (or ASD as it's known in the "community") and invite my friends and family to ask me questions. I am [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:11+00:00April 7th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Celebrating Autism – Questions are welcome, judgement is not

Comfort Zones are fine… as long as you are 100% happy

Comfort Zones are fine… as long as you are 100% happy We’ve all heard the phrase comfort zone, people use it all the time, however did you realise that while you live in your comfort zone, nothing ever changes? It’s absolutely fine to live in this way, as long as you are happy. If [...]

By |2018-11-14T05:08:12+00:00March 29th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Comfort Zones are fine… as long as you are 100% happy