BUSINESS consultant and author Sadie Sharp launched a weekly video blog to discuss serious issues that affect people in their work and social lives.

Her first 'vlog' discussed post-traumatic growth with psychotherapist Julie Mattinson, director of the Swindon mental health charity Ipsum.

Sadie says The Sharp Shares series will 'focus on topics that she says many ignore or simply refuse to acknowledge, and help people prepare for a post-lockdown world'.

She added: “It’s going to be a warts-and-all weekly discussion on subjects relevant to anyone who runs or works within a micro, small or larger business.

“Now seemed the right time to do this as change is coming in a way no one could have anticipated, and if my consultancy background has taught me anything, it’s that the people who run a business need a new perspective on how to redesign businesses and look after themselves during the process.

“Businesses need to embrace flexible working, redesign their cultures, and restructure their resources in a way they never have before, and that’s hard to do if you only have yourself to turn to.”

Ms Sharp runs training consultancy Sharp Transformations and worked with the HSBC, Primark, the University of Bath to help them change and redesign how they operate.

One of the reasons behind her vlog is the publication of her first book Breakthrough, which shares the lessons she learnt on her self-employed journey in business, and the life events behind her entrepreneurial successes and struggles.

The book covered traumatic experiences the business boss had struggled with and how she recovered from them and pushed ahead.

She added: “There is no right or wrong, but for me it was about coming through those challenges and developing a higher level of self-awareness about how I react when life gives me lemons, and how those experiences became part of who I am today.”

In future weeks, Sharp Shares will talk about organisational change, having difficult conversations, recognising mental health issues, bullying and more. Visit