The Positive One

This week’s guests are Gillian Jones and Natalie Ellis.

Gillian Jones is Managing Director and founder of Emerge Development Consultancy. For over 25 years Gillian has worked on organisational strategy development and change initiatives with companies worldwide.

Gillian partners with many organisations to implement culture change and has designed and delivered programmes of varying sizes to national organisations and independent companies.

Gillian is also an author, having co-authored 50 Top Tools for Coaching which was published by Kogan Page in Autumn 2009 and is now on its 5th edition. Gillian is an expert in organisational culture change and her second book ‘How to Create a Coaching Culture Strategy’ is in its 2nd Edition.

In the last 5 years she has been specialising in championing Women’s development, specialising in supporting women to achieve their goals, develop their confidence and reach more Senior Positions.  In 2015 she developed the acclaimed Empowering Women’s programme RISE which is delivered in the UK and the Middle East.

Gillian is a regular speaker at many conferences specialising on the subject of Diversity and Inclusion and Women’s Development. She has a passion for equality and is working with many companies on Conscious Inclusion workshops with a particular focus on Black Lives Matter.





Natalie Ellis is Managing Director and founder of Rebox HR – a Virtual HR consultancy for UK based SME’s to resolve their employment queries. Natalie launched Rebox HR in February 2020. Natalie has significant commercial experience and worked for a number of high-profile companies including Woolworths Group,, Associated British Foods and Forterra PLC. With over 15 years experience in HR, Natalie is fully CIPD qualified to a Level 7 and holds Chartered Fellow CIPD status. 

Rebox HR has been nominated for several awards since it launched including a Woman Who award for Best New Start Up, The Small Awards for the New Kid on the Block and was awarded Best Virtual HR Consultancy 2020 by SME News.

Natalie published the book ‘Launch Your HR Career’ in January 2021.


Episode Links:

Positive psychology in a pandemic –

Locked Down But Not Out: A Covid Diary –

Launch Your HR Career –

Five Minute Journal App –

It took a pandemic to teach us these 5 simple truths –

What is Mindfulness? –

Here’s why women overthink everything –

Men and Women Process Emotions Differently –

The Little Book of Hygge: The Danish Way to Live Well –

Happiness Research Institute –

Cyclothymia –

Catch it, check it, change it –

The Power of Kindness at Work –


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