The Horizon story

You're perhaps in your first internal comms role, returning from some time off or taking on responsibility for internal communications in your organisation for the first time. All of these can be exciting but also a little daunting. So where do you turn for help and advice?

That's exactly the position I found myself in when I first set out on a new career direction within internal comms, so I decided to do something about it. I launched Horizon Comms as a website and community aimed at supporting internal comms professionals, no matter where you're at in your career. The idea was to share helpful content, resources, thoughts and experiences in addition to signposting to other sources of credible information to help you find your feet and support your professional development.

Since then, the Horizon Comms has developed to offer support for your continuing professional development and an online community. You'll find useful content ranging from event and training reviews to case studies and practical examples of internal communications in action.

I also believe it's important as a communicator, to look after your wellbeing. It can be very easy in a fast-paced environment to put in the extra hours, skip breaks and focus on the needs of others before yourself. That's why I also share wellbeing advice, mostly from my own experiences.

Your wellbeing

In 2021, I joined the Fresh Air Fridays community and after completing their programme, I undertook training to become a wellbeing facilitator. I host sessions that provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you to explore what is most important to you and your life.

Everything starts with you. When you take care of yourself, you're so much more able to deal with the challenges that life often brings. You're also able to be there for others and choose how you show up in the world. Each session explores one of 12 themes, designed to empower you to really start living the life you want.

You can read my full story into the internal comms profession here and if you are looking for help and guidance on a particular topic, don't hesitate to get in touch. I can promise that you're not alone.

Best wishes