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Episode 9 – Finding Meaning through Children’s Stories

An interview with Tracey Thomson on her journey as an author and how we can find meaning through children’s stories….

Exploring Intuition

“The leap of intuition can be felt because there is a gap … but it cannot be explained.” Osho 2019…

Podcast Episode 8 – The Divine Feminine with Yogini Kamadevi

Michelle: Today you find me fresh from a really intriguing weekend experience with Kamadevi Carla Zurcher who has been here…

Podcast Episode 7 – Flirting with Burnout

Taking a look at burnout, overwhelm at work and what we can do to alleviate stress – with Grace Galliott…

Podcast Episode 6 – Why Money Matters to Women

An interview with Liz Taylor-Kerr on her mission to teach adults, particularly women, about investing, and also to increase conversations…

Meeting Your Inner Critic

If you’ve studied psychology then you will recognise what we call the Inner Critic as Freud’s superego, part of his…

Podcast Episode 5 Are Killer Heels Killing the Planet?

Today we have a guest with us, and her name is Kay Davidson. Kay’s a style guru, a business wear…

Circle Principles

Circle started around the cook-fires of humanity’s ancestors and has accompanied us ever since.  We remember this space. When we…

Podcast Episode 4: What’s Best for Baby and Your Career?

Michelle:             So today, we’re looking at working Mums, and the decisions that have to be taken when you have a…

Female Potential – In a Nutshell

Michelle Johansen is the Pioneer behind Female Potential, she offers Coaching, Development Pods, Networking Events and Podcasts through this platform….

Welcome to Female Potential

As I write this welcome message, I find myself excited and nervous in equal measure! Female Potential is launching after…

Host an Event with Female Potential

Female Potential events aim to help explore our potential through meeting other like-minded women, establishing supportive relationships and having fun….

Pod Principles

Having personally experienced the power of being in a Pod myself, I am thrilled and delighted to be able to…

What the Heck is PotDot Networking?

PotDot is our New Initiative to Make Networking Easier! Despite running a networking group for 8 years, I can still…

The Heroine’s Journey

In the first episode of the Podcast I refer to the Heroine’s journey, so I thought I should write a…

Coaching and Therapy – What’s the Difference?

The other day I was asked to explain the difference between coaching and therapy, so thought it would be a…

Podcast Episode 1 – Ethos, Ideas and Ambitions

Hello and welcome to the very first Podcast from Female Potential My name is Michelle and I am your host…

Podcast – Episode 2 – Dancing with the Moon

So today I have the absolute pleasure of interviewing Emma Despres. Emma is a local yoga teacher, a Reiki master…

Podcast – Episode 3: Afraid to Speak Up? #MeToo

A look at #MeToo from a Guernsey perspective with local lawyer Rachel Michelle: The global #MeToo campaign and Time’s Up,…

A Brief Introduction to Systemic Coaching and Constellations

Back in 2012 I was invited to join a training session in Systemic Coaching and Constellations, I had no real…

18 Years and Counting; I’m still in Love (with the Enneagram)

Back in 1999 it was coming up to Millennium Eve; I was single and wondering how I was going to…

What is Voice Dialogue?

I discovered Voice Dialogue a few years ago by chance. I was reading an article on unconscious gender patterning when…

2018 Endings and Beginnings

Ending – WDF will officially end as of 31st January 2018 Beginning – Female Potential will be launching in Q2…

#MeToo – A Bovine Perspective

Ever heard a gentle metallic tapping on your window and turned around to find one of these looking at you?…

Why Does Slowing Down Feel Shameful?

It’s been 2 months since the last WDF event, during which time I’ve learned a lot about sailing between the…

Embracing Our Wobbly Bits

I’m a powerful woman but I’ve still got wobbly bits! emphatically exclaimed a friend and colleague, at which point we both…

Who would be a female politician?

Since the mayhem of last week’s general election, I’ve been looking at some of the stories related to female politicians. The…

Creating a Level Playing Field

Listening to the speaker at the WDF Jersey meeting in May 2017 on Creating a Level Playing Field, I couldn’t help…

Unconscious Bias

When a WDF meeting comes with pre-reading we know we’re getting down to the serious stuff! On Tuesday 28th March…

Be Bold for Change

“Be Bold for Change” this year’s International Women’s Day theme, is a call to action – but what bold change…

Self-Compassion

Valentine’s Day generally focuses on roses, cards and overpriced meals, concentrating on how much we love another or indeed how…

We’re not sick, we’re Women!

Being called “hormonal” is top of a list of 20 expression women would like banned along with ‘drama queen’, ‘bitchy’,…

Trumped!

I was speaking to the gender balanced audience at Leadership Jersey saying how there’d never been a better time to…

The Gender Paradox

“There’s never been a better time to be a woman” a standard line of mine which I trotted out again…

Is it my hormones?

Today I am feeling tired, very tired, but regardless of how I’m feeling there is a mountain of work to…

Do you have a career plan?

  I’m sitting here on a sunny afternoon wishing I was outside and asking myself how come I’ve managed to…

Wardrobe Workout

  “Dig out something in your wardrobe you feel fantastic in” she said, and there it was in one sentence…

The Long and Winding Road

If I’d written this blog ahead of yesterday’s WDF meeting – Pathways to the Top – I am sure it…

Power of the Voice

Last autumn, I sobbed my way through 1hr 46m of the Suffragette movie, if you haven’t seen it please watch…

Professional and Warm

Rachel Short was our guest speaker at last week’s WDF celebrations for International Women’s Day in Guernsey and Jersey. Rachel…

Women and Power

While researching for yesterday’s WDF event – The Power of Women in Business, I found this quote: – A woman…

Women Entrepreneurs

There’s a saying – we teach what we most need to learn – and that’s what has been running through my…

How Included Do You Feel?

We’ve all been there, that feeling of being on the edge of a group, not quite belonging, not quite fitting…

The Power of Peer-Mentoring

In 2014 I launched the Women’s Leadership Forum as a year- long experimental learning journey into the world of leadership…

The Sex Debate

Well that was interesting, entertaining and thought provoking …… I’m sitting here digesting last Thursday’s excellent WDF Sex Debate, kindly sponsored by…

Votes for Women

A recent conversation between Deputy Yvonne Burford and myself ……… Yvonne “I’ve launched a campaign to get more women elected…

If she can, I can …..

Perched on the cliffs above Fermain bay I was watching a tiny fishing boat pitching up and down in the…

Jumping off the Totem-Pole

8 years ago I found myself in the hills above Sitges in Spain at the top of a 5 metre…

Tomorrow’s World

Tomorrow’s world will certainly be different from today we will move about in driverless vehicles, interact with our family robots,…

A less familiar universe …

Emerging this morning after 2 weeks in the cosy, parallel universe of Christmas, I find myself abruptly, not just in a New…

Are you terrified of Public Speaking?

One of the things in life which gives me the most pleasure is helping people overcome their fear of public…

Flexible Working – the WDF members view

What type of working policy would we put together if we started again with a blank sheet of paper –…