Go Mad, Have a Colour Adventure!

You may have hated 'art' at school but spending some time with your inner child can generate amazing results. Leave black and white behind, at least for today!

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I may be a bit weird, (don’t all answer at once) but I really love coloured pencils. Just looking at them gives me pleasure. In many of my courses and one to one work, I encourage participants to inject a bit of colour into their lives. It’s not art work as such, just another way of looking at things. Doing things differently now and again generates a different result.

If you’re ever feeling a bit stuck, got a problem you can’t solve, or are just generally listless, disregard any old *head spam messages about being artistic or not, and just get doodling! I have a fbaulous new pack of fine art crayons and I can’t wait to use them. I feel like a schoolgirl on first day of term- I can even smell the leather of my old satchel! (OK, that may be a bit weird…)

Let your crayons and your thoughts wander where they may. No one’s watching.

RenewYou is a one day personal development course I’ve written specially for women. I may even have used coloured crayons.. For an event near you, click here.

*head spam = unwanted messages that pop into your thoughts unbidden and are usually rubbish that stop you getting on with life!

Jane C Woods

Women's Personal Development Specialist - Changing People, -

Hi, I’m Jane C Woods and I have an absolute passion for helping women achieve success in their lives. Be it the glass ceiling, the crystal maze, or very personal issues, I’m all about helping women achieve to their full potential and live the way they want to without being carbon copies of men. But I’m not about putting men down in order for women to get ahead, there’s plenty of room; I just want the guys to shifty up a bit… If my face looks familiar it's because I love Psychologies magazine (I've been buying it since the very first issue, such a good resource) and it's the only place I choose to advertise my courses. I write on women’s issues on my blog, www.changingpeople.co.uk, and am regularly featured in magazines, and on radio, but I’m probably best known for RenewYou. RenewYou is my one day personal development course for women. We have an international network of experienced, specialist women licensed to deliver it and empower women across the globe. Our goal is to reach one million women. It’s a big goal but… In 2013 we started with a single RenewYou specialist, me. Now you can find a RenewYou Courses across the UK, in the USA, Canada, Greece, Bangkok, Pakistan, South Africa, Belgium, with new countries being added all the time. My dream was to create a thriving and caring business on ethical, and dare I say, feminine terms, with a real community spirit of help and encouragement. And it’s actually happening with the support, expertise, and enthusiasm of my wonderful trainers. I think, (apart from my two lovely kids, a daughter and a son) that it’s probably my proudest achievement to date. Wonderful Changing People Women: One of the joys and privileges of my work is that I’ve connected with some really inspirational and wonderful women – from politics to entertainment to academia. They include: TV presenter, house fixer and matchmaker Sarah Beeny Amazing entrepreneur Sam Roddick of Coco de Mer Outspoken and entertaining academic Mary Beard Politicians like Siobhan Benita and Natalie Bennett Ex BBC broadcaster Miriam O’Reilly who bravely took on the might of the BBC- and triumphed A very rare interview with Sarah Montague, of the influential BBC Radio 4 Today programme I hope you like the posts and I hope they are helpful. Live life to the max and never hide your light under any bushels!


Go to the profile of Rachel Jones
over 7 years ago
I've been watching the way my kids fight over pens, pencils & crayons (to be honest, they fight over everything - my daughter can start a fight with a mirror) - their sheer delight at having something new, cool, funky or just different to write with. RenewYou reminded me all about the fun of this, as well as the serious point about tapping into cross-brain activity, something that as a trainer I knew about but had filed away under "quite interesting" at the back of my mind. I've resolved to bin the boring biros on my desk and start collecting funky, scented, spangly and plain bonkers things that make me smile when I write. Who knows where that will lead...
Go to the profile of Catherine Eadie
over 7 years ago
I'm with you on that, what's quite funny about what Jane said and school, is that we had two forms at school. The A class did Latin and the B class got to do art and craft. I was in the B class and had so much fun with tie die, making candles, watercolour on silk, pottery, calligraphy etc. To this day my shear joy is definitely pens, crayons, lots of colours. As a trainer I probably don't use them enough and RenewYou certainly reignited the importance and fun of using these tools. As some of my courses are of a more serious nature I think it's quite easy to forget how useful they can be. Away from the work, my current project is making a plant pot with shells that I collected from the beach in the Highlands. Here's to everything creative :)