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About Carolyn M Holmes
She is passionate about learning, promoting personal-development, collaborative working and helping people achieve their goals, pursue their own passions and become the person they want to be
Carolyn is a logophile, she just loves words! She started collecting them when she 'jumped over the fence' from working in social care for 30 years to work in NHS. She thought she had landed in a different world and needed a translator.
Carolyn now dedicates her time to promoting the benefits of personalisation across health and social care settings and to writing the 'Manage your Language, How to get ahead in health and social care' series of books. Carolyn has two cats, Jess and Maisie, who have kept her company.
You can follow her on Fb @managemyourlanguage and find out more at www.manageyourlanguage.com
Do you want to increase your confidence, impress interviewers and managers?
Yes? Then buy this book, use the real life phrases to make a positive impact by saying,
‘I like to think outside of the box!’
‘I have a can do attitude.’
‘I was recognised as the go to person.’
‘How do we take this forward together?’
‘I hear what you are saying!’
Absolutely! I am the right person for you!’, will benefit students, their lecturers, new, aspiring, and experienced managers, particularly in health and social care.
This is a practical book that can brighten your day and help when you don’t know what to say or is being said to you. It follows on from ‘This is where the journey really starts’.
Look out for future books in the series, which will cover the language of war, systems leadership, and what to say when things are going terribly wrong!
Carolyn has over 30 years of experience working in the health, social care, and education sectors in the UK. She loves to help anyone who needs to build their skills and confidence at work.
So, go ahead, get your copy on Amazon and #manageyourlanguage!
Now with Foreword by Dr Brian Littlechild, Research Lead for Social Work, University of Hertfordshire/Vice President, European Research Institute for Social Work.
Learn keywords and phrases used in the health and care sector so you can quickly figure out what managers are saying without having to ask lots of questions. This compelling book gives you the advantage of 'talking like a boss’ and to knowledgeably take part in strategic, high level, and complex conversations.
This unique book will brighten your day and help you when you don’t know what to say. Why not easily learn the language whenever you want? And you can ask people to use simpler, plain language, so we can get on with the job quicker!
'Manage Your Language - How to Get Ahead in Health and Social Care' is the first of an innovative, unique unrivalled new series to demystify common words and key phrases used by managers. It is full of overheard gems from real-life conversations, such as:
•‘It’s not a race but a journey.’
•‘We will take that conversation forward tomorrow.’
•‘The patients are falling through the cracks.’
•‘People are bouncing around health and social care services.’
•‘How are you going to move your metric?’
This is a handy, indispensable guide for students, aspiring, new and experienced staff. Also valuable for the public, who take part in co-production or public participation or need to speak to heath and care professionals. It is a roadmap, highlighting frequently utilised words, by managers on their favourite subject of journeys. Easy, realistic translations are provided to clarify what is really being said, with a dose of ingenuous humour and irony.
ORDER your copy today! Praise for Manage Your Language
Compulsory reading for all health and social care meetings “experts in their field” personnel!!!
- Carys Martin, Carer and Mental Health representative
Very good, it’s amazing how people use the same terms no matter where you work in the NHS
- John Clarke, Change Agent and Supervisor Northern Ireland Ambulance Service
So funny – and so apt!! I absolutely love it. Big up for some plain talking!!!
-Mairead O’Siochru, Learning, development and improvement team, Royla College of Nursing
About the Author
Carolyn has over 30 years’ experience in the health, social care, and education sectors in the UK. She wants to demystify the language used by managers and for your learning experience to be an absolutely phenomenal and fun journey. She passionately believes in the need for clear and frank conversations. This way we will deliver the best care as efficiently and effectively as possible for patients and carers.
The first book focusses on words associated with journeys, which are very popular in health and social care and the second book is full of phrases for you to shine at interview.
Future books will focus on the words of war , leadership and systems. Please follow me on Amazon and also on social media for latest news and also to send me your words and phrases.