As part of Perform Green’s focus on wellbeing in the workplace, Simon Paul Ogden, Perform Green Associate, shares his thoughts on talking, the voice and how it affects the way we work and communicate.

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Have you ever stopped to wonder what would happen if you lost the ability to speak — to make sound? It happened to a friend of mine recently and he found the whole experience quite frightening. He is a sales manager and hadn’t realised just how much he relied on a healthy functioning voice to get across his thoughts and ideas in the workplace.

Many of…


As part of Perform Green’s focus on wellbeing in the workplace, Simon Paul Ogden, Perform Green Associate, shares his thoughts on walking and how it important it is to the way we work and communicate.

I recently went on a week-long workshop in Morocco titled, ‘Finding your Feet’. It was run by Shelagh O’Neal, one of the UK’s leading Feldenkrais practitioners. The workshop primarily explored how we use our feet to support our body, including the way we walk.

This was a good opportunity for me, as a colleague had recently told me that I was, ‘walking as if carrying…


We asked one of Perform Green’s leading Associates, Nikki Davies, to give us her top tips on Communicating Digital Strategies. This post was originally published on the Perform Green blog in September 2017.

Following the publication of the Government’s Digital Strategy, 8X8 Solutions commissioned a study canvassing the views of 1,095 local government staff in the UK. The study has highlighted that there is a real appetite for new technology within the public sector but that often people are the greatest barriers to harnessing the digital opportunity to hand.

  • Only 51% of respondents believe senior management understand the importance of…


As part of Perform Green’s focus on wellbeing in the workplace, Simon Paul Ogden, Perform Green Associate, shares his experience of improving his eyesight and wellbeing at work.

“The only thing permanent about our behaviour patterns is our belief they are so.” Moshe Feldenkrais

I recently went to have my annual eye test.

I am short-sighted and recently reached that delightful life stage where I also need reading glasses. I had the test and was promptly informed that the last test I had taken with them (using the same computer technology) had obviously been incorrect. …


Simon Paul Ogden continues his series on health and wellbeing — breathing for performance. How can you control your breathing have a positive impact on your performance?

The art of breath

If you have been following my articles you will have noticed that the subject of habit has come up several times. That’s because habits, especially in movement, generally have a benefit to begin with, such as to minimise pain . But they often cease to have a relevant purpose after the causal factor has vanished.

So, here’s an interesting habit with some odd side effects — breathing through the mouth.

It’s a habit…


Perform Green Associate, Simon Paul Ogden, presents the importance of understanding self-image for continued success.

“A person tends to regard their self-image as something bestowed on them by nature, although it is, in fact, the result of their own experience.”
Moshe Feldenkrais

Can you sing?

This may seem a strange question, but generally, when I ask, most people reply in the negative — some even confess that they would rather strip naked than sing in front of someone else.

Of course, the reality is, please believe me, that every single person can sing. …


As part of Perform Green’s focus on wellbeing in the workplace, Simon Paul Ogden, Perform Green Associate, provides a peek into his recently published book.

Why developing awareness will help you to deliver your peak performance at work

Much of my work is about helping people develop ‘personal awareness’ of themselves and the surroundings in which they are living/working, with the aim of improving their overall performance.

However, what is awareness?

In reality, awareness is a nebulous concept. One Chief Executive, claiming he had high levels of personal awareness, wanted to show me a presentation he had made to a large group of potential customers to prove the point.

As he stood being…

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