Author: Steve Iddon

10 Week Group Weight Loss

Hypnotherapy is more effective for weight loss, than diet and exercise alone, and I use hypnosis throughout this 10 week course, to change habits such as emotional eating, secret eating and overeating. Research shows that there are benefits to losing weight in a group, such as receiving support from others who understand your journey and […]

Hypnogastric Band Surgery

Gastric band surgery is a common type of weight-loss surgery for people who are very overweight or severely obese. It involves putting an adjustable band around the top part of your stomach, so you can’t eat as much. Like all types of surgery, gastric band surgery can cause some complications. It is sometimes available on […]

New Year, New Beginnings, New Blog

Our company, accentuate, is committed to supporting others. Last year we did this through a diverse range of services, programmes and projects. This included projects developing resources for training providers and EPAOs, implementing programmes that helped others start of on their business start up journeys, supporting the development of careers advisors, delivering courses in English, […]

Lee Allsup, Allsup & Dale

We have found working with accentuate solutions very supportive and extremely responsive to our requirements. They rapidly presented changes when required and worked with us on a project until full completion, at times making supportive suggestions and offering clarity and meaning when requested. The project had a relatively tight turn round time, broken down into […]

Why you should develop project management skills even if you aren’t a project manager – part 2 – Effective Planning

Effective planning is such a critical tool for a project manager (PM) and planning is required in much of our personal and professional lives.  Planning an event, planning the weekly shop, planning a restructure, planning the production of a car and so on.  You need to understand: who is involved, what is required, how long […]

Why you should develop project management skills even if you aren’t a project manager – part 1

Project management requires a very broad skills set, from stakeholder management and risk management, to quality control, data collection and performance reporting.  In this series I want to explore some of the key skills required to be an effective Project Manager (PM) and how these apply in so many other work areas.  Today I look […]

Why businesses should adopt a culture that uses the core practices of coaching and mentoring

The terms coaching and mentoring often have overlapping or vague meanings.  Though there are clear professional standards for each, the terms are often used interchangeably in business.  For the purpose of this article, I define mentoring as ‘supporting others with personal and professional development’, and coaching as ‘supporting others with specific vocational skills development’.  So […]

A personal reflection – key lessons from an unconventional career trajectory and the skills needed to adapt in an uncertain and volatile workplace.

I recalled the first part of this story at my Dad’s funeral 6 years ago… I was 17 years old, stuck in a tedious job (hole punching in a sheet metal factory), generally grumbling about how rubbish my life was and my Dad said to me, “Son, you have to get out there and do […]