Entries by Optima-life

The Festival Of Us

Work should be stimulating, energising and above all create a sense of community, however with a turbulent world and a dispersed workforce ‘togetherness’ can be tough. With attrition, absence, and the challenge of dealing with accelerated change becoming increasingly prevalent, people and organisations need support. This is why we have created The Festival of Us, […]

Optima-life Appoints Ian Iceton As Non-Executive Director

Ian is highly commercial HR Director, who has a track record of influence at both organisational and c-suite level. He is a qualified accountant (FCMA) and Chartered HR professional (FCIPD) and has extensive HR experience with national and multi-national organisations. Ian is currently managing director of The Cambridge Code for Moloney Search, an executive recruitment […]


Celebrating is a good thing to do.  So in the month that Optima-life reaches the grand old age of 10 we’d like to celebrate in three ways. Say THANK YOU. Success has been born out of collaboration, adventure and belief.  So a big thank you to our clients, our confidantes, our critics, our advisors and […]

The Data of Stress: From Understanding to Recognition

This week marks Mental Health Awareness week, and with this being hot on the heels of National Stress Awareness month the topic of looking after mind as well as body is quite rightly making the press. As an organisation that has worked in this arena for the past decade and has physiological data relating to […]

Look Back, Talk Aloud and Think ‘Why?’

It’s that time of year where the annual ritual of self-delusion reaches full swing, where dreams are dreamt, ambitions are articulated, and promises are made.  Yes folks, it is resolution time and we want to give you a couple of things to think about before you jump into the abyss of meaningless self-talk! Firstly, look […]

Are your goals ‘positive’?

We all have things we know we ought not to do, for instance smoking or looking at our emails right before sleeping, yet we consistently weaken at the powerful urge to satisfy our (damaging) craving. Many people fail to change their behaviour because they focus on what they are not supposed to do, rather than […]

The Greatness of Gratitude

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today and […]