Glassmoon has decades of experience operating multi-site services in health, social care, and education.
On the ground experience has taught us that building a market-leading organisation depends on the creativity, critical thinking and interpersonal skills of everyone involved. For those working directly with the most vulnerable members of our society, this environment can be extremely satisfying and give a sense of purpose and meaning. But it can also be a complex, demanding and thankless task.
As a team, we have over sixty years’ experience of working in the healthcare, childcare, work/life services and social care sectors and successfully scaling organisations by putting our people first. This combined with our deep understanding of culture change and strategic digital transformation, puts us in the perfect position to evolve businesses for the future. Our experiences defined our approach of ‘Purpose-People-Performance’.
We build deeply human businesses to create a meaningful and positive experience for both those delivering and receiving services.
S2E14 Connecting Dots & Unveiling Microtraumas, Discrimination, and Restrictive Practices
In this thought-provoking podcast episode, CEO and Founder, Carole Edmond, and Alexis Quinn, reveal Alexis's SeeMe Big 5 data points, connect her intersecting identities, and look at how this had a huge role in her heart-breaking story.
* Please note some of the content might be triggering
The discussion tackles pressing issues surrounding the challenges and trauma faced by neurodivergent individuals. They shed light on the prevalent microtraumas, discriminatory attitudes, and restrictive practices that particularly affect neurodivergent people in educational and healthcare settings. Additionally, they address the underrepresentation of autism research in girls and women, highlighting the need for attention and resources in this area.
Alexis displays such courage as she joins the dots of her intersecting identities and shares her personal experiences of being violated and strictly monitored in hospital settings. Carole and Alexis delve into the intersection of her SeeMe Big 5 data points - socioeconomic status, gender, age, disability, and race. Alexis candidly shares her experience of depending on state-provided resources due to her working-class background, which led to a four-year institutionalisation where her basic human needs and rights were violated. But in contrast, Alexis recognises the privileges she possessed as a white British citizen with a British passport. She also acknowledged how her graduate education, representation of Great Britain in swimming, and the ways aspects of her autistic disposition supported the effective utilisation of her resources and skills to execute her escape and subsequently become an advocate for preventing similar experiences for others.
This is such a poignant episode and one not to be missed, but please be aware some of the content might be triggering.
S2E13 - Breaking Barriers, Bias and a Broken System
We are honoured to launch our latest podcast episode featuring an extraordinary conversation between our CEO and Founder, Carole Edmond, and Alexis Quinn, author of the inspirational book, "UNbroken." Alexis, defied all odds, escaping the mental health system after enduring four years of restraint, solitary confinement and abuse in detention.
In this episode, Alexis shares her awe-inspiring and heart-wrenching journey, shedding light on critical issues such as human rights, systemic othering, restraint, misdiagnosis, and a shocking disregard for basic human needs.
We deeply admire Alexis’ strength, resilience, and unwavering courage. Her story will leave you speechless and ignite a fire within you to strive for change.
S2E12 - Prioritising Empathy and Compassion & Staying Grounded
In this engaging and thought-provoking podcast episode, the deep bond between host and Glassmoon Founder, Carole Edmond, and her daughter, Amber Edmond, shines through. Together, they navigate a variety of topics while peeling back the layers of their SeeMe Big 5's, allowing listeners an intimate glimpse into their lives.
One poignant theme that permeates their conversation is the stark contrast between their upbringings and the privilege they have experienced. With gratitude, Amber openly acknowledges and appreciates her mother's relentless hard work and the sacrifices she made to provide for their family. The mother-daughter duo delves into how to stay grounded amidst a life of privilege, highlighting the importance of understanding different generations' work ethics and values. Their candid discussion reveals that bridging these intergenerational gaps may be a complex task but also a rewarding opportunity for personal growth and learning.
Amber discusses how her feminist views have evolved over time. Reflecting on the guidance and wisdom imparted by her mother, she emphasises the importance of dismantling limited beliefs and actively seeking knowledge to educate oneself on the disparities that exist between men and women. By highlighting the need for personal rewiring and understanding.
Amber's reflection on her upbringing within a privileged environment is particularly poignant, as she expresses gratitude for being instilled with the values of kindness and inclusivity. This inspiring insight serves as a reminder to prioritise empathy and compassion in our own lives and interactions.
S2 E11 - My educational journey, aspirations and dreams’ from a free-spirited Gen Z’er
In this Christmas edition of the SeeMe and Making Meaning podcast, listeners will be treated to an exciting conversation between host and Glassmoon Founder, Carole Edmond, and her daughter Amber. This episode acts as a pre-warm-up before diving into their SeeMe big 5's.
During this special episode, Carole and Amber touch upon various important topics. They start by discussing the topic of privilege, particularly in the context of education.
Amber's character is also explored, as she has always been a wilful child from a young age. The discussion delves into how her wilfulness has evolved as she has grown older, providing insights into her development and personal journey.
Throughout their conversation, Carole and Amber also explore the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on young people, not only in terms of education but also in terms of confidence
S2E10 - Learning as you go on an entrepreneurial journey and the power of flexibility
In this engaging podcast episode, Carole explores Sarah Hitchcock's fascinating SeeMe Big 5 and her unique intersecting identities. Carole and Sarah strike a connection on many themes throughout the podcast, as they discuss their shared passion for creating work environments that foster autonomy and freedom. They highlight the pivotal role of flexibility in allowing people to work in ways that suit them best, ultimately leading to the flourishing of both businesses and employees.
Sarah draws on her personal experiences to spotlight the significance of age as a catalyst for increased confidence and a deeper understanding of oneself and that failures should be embraced as valuable stepping stones for growth and further personal development.
Join Carole and Sarah as they journey through the captivating landscape of Sarah’s SeeMe Big 5.
S2E9 - Finding Success in the Numbers & Navigating the World of Data
In this podcast episode, Carole Edmond, the Founder at Glassmoon, sits down with Sarah Hitchcock, COO and Co-founder at Geolytix, a company that specialises in location-based data and analytics. Sarah shares her journey, starting from education, navigating the world of corporate data, and ultimately venturing into entrepreneurship.
While Sarah always excelled in school and had a particular affinity for Mathematics, she encountered unexpected challenges when she was faced with university-level Maths. Against the advice of a wonderful teacher, she forged ahead, learning the art of perseverance and relying on the unwavering support of her family.
Follow Sarah as she navigates the corporate world of data analytics, fuelled by her inner quiet confidence and an unyielding commitment to customer satisfaction. From her experiences in the corporate sphere, Sarah's path leads her to a pivotal moment where she trusts in her instincts, and makes the decision to start her own company, all while balancing the demands of her professional and family life.
Newbie tech and data enthusiasts, listen up!
Insightful and inspiring
This podcast is full of strategies, tips and personal stories. An absolute must hear, brilliant.
Lord Allen of Kensington
I this this is a truly inspiation podcast and worth listening to especially during pandemic.