Welcome to the Lifelines Podcast a series of in depth conversations exploring life, careers, decisions and the journey’s that people have made and what leading an intentional and purposeful life is all about.

Reflecting on our own lifelines is a great way to start to understand what has influenced our journey and what we have around us when we are at our best and so what we need to put around us to continue to be at our best. Sometimes it is only when we take the time to step back and look at the whole journey that we see the impact of decisions, the supporters and advocates, the strengths and courage shown and the themes and meaning of the endeavour.

These podcasts are deliberately long conversations, get a cup of your favourite brew and settle down to hear some brilliant stories.

This conversation is with Rita Symons who has had a 25 year career as a senior leader in health and care and is now a leadership consultant helping leadership teams learn how to have courageous conversations which allow them to grow and develop. Rita knows first hand what it is like to operate at a very senior level in the public sector and shares her candid reflections on key moments in her life and career that shaped her and brought her to where she is now. Rita is Passionate about inclusion and developing cultures which celebrate the power of difference and is also current President of the European Mentoring & Coaching Council EMCC.

You can find Rita on twitter at @SymonsRita

And via her company website at

And on LinkedIn