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Posts by Lou Banks

Why men struggle with emotions at work.

With suicide the biggest killer of men under 45, we know that men are struggling. We also know that work is the second biggest trigger point for men after relationship breakdown, so we know that businessmen are particularly struggling. We’ve talked about the epidemic of ‘functioning fakeaholics’ – men in business that appear to have…

Suicide Prevention Week.

Suicide is the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in this country. Can we just let that sink in for a moment. The single biggest killer. It kills more men than cancer. Road traffic accidents. Heart disease. As a cold hard statistic, this in itself is shocking. But when translated into…

Be careful Boris…

“Why won’t Boris tell us what happened?!” screamed the Sunday Express, next to a picture of a troubled looking Boris with his head in his hands. The row at the home of his girlfriend Carrie Symonds poses some serious questions as to why Boris isn’t coming clean, with his rival Jeremy Hunt warning that Mr…

When change leaves your team holding the wet, smelly dishcloth.

Ever wonder why business change doesn’t happen? I have a few theories. One FTSE 100 Company I regularly work with came to Rising Vibe for help with this very thing. They’d begun the process and the change simply wasn’t happening. Top down declarations of, ‘You need to change!’ Were met with, ‘Well what changes are…

Laughter is the best medicine.

Which is why this year we’re sponsoring Giggle Aid in aid of the British Red Cross. It was a no brainer for Rising Vibe. A good laugh is a tonic. It makes us feel better. And when we feel better, we do better. There have been numerous studies on the health benefits of laughter both…

Calling out the Men Stories – Part 4

As part of our Calling Out the Men campaign, I wanted to give you some insight into some real life stories around emotional wellbeing for men in business. I’d like to thank David for taking the time to talk about his challenges and experiences. What is it about the Calling Out the Men campaign that…

Calling Out the Men Stories – Part 3

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As part of our Calling Out the Men campaign, I wanted to give you some insight into some real life stories around emotional wellbeing for men in business. I’d like to thank Simon for taking the time to talk about his challenges and experiences. What is it about the Calling Out the Men campaign that…

Functioning Fakeaholic verses Fake it ‘till you make it.

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You go to work every day and do your job. To your colleagues, you appear motivated. Calm. Driven. All the things that are actively encouraged in business. But the reality is different. Underneath it all you’re anxious. Stressed. Worried about what others think. You have no work/life balance. You’re losing sleep. And with a mounting…

Calling Out the Men Stories – Part 2

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I’d like to thank Steve Picken from ITV for being brave enough to put his name to this blog and for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk about his personal challenges and experiences. What was it about the Calling Out the Men campaign that made you want to contribute?  A friend…

Calling Out the Men Stories – Part 1

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As part of our Calling Out the Men campaign, I wanted to give you some insight into real life stories around emotional wellbeing for men in business. I’d like to thank my client for taking the time out of his busy schedule to talk about his challenges and experiences. What is it about the Calling…
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