Lisa Jones

I completed the MAPP at Bucks New University in 2018. My professional work involves organisational development, professional coaching, and research. I am also a creative person and a writer. My professional interest is in applying systemic and creative thinking to leadership and organisations, which recognises that we are all interdependent and part of an extended web of life (my business name ‘Hundred Generations’ represents this concept too). Leaders now really need to be ‘eco-warriors’ not ‘ego-worriers’. My Ph.D., which is at Bucks New University, is looking at the relationship between emotional differentiation, emotional closeness and emotional loneliness.

My writing focuses on the areas of emotions, systems and the interdependence of people. I apply a constructionist philosophy to my research and writing, which means I believe social reality is subjective and constructed within people (psychologically) and between people (socially). Thus there is no ‘one truth’ out there, but many truths (and lived realities) – which makes life far more interesting and complex!

I hope my writing speaks to you from a personal level, organisational and leadership level; but mostly from a human level. We are all part of a social system that is connected to one another, we co-create our stories, and we thrive because of one another

Lisa’s Blog

Embracing Our Multiple Selves in Coaching

Embracing Our Multiple Selves in Coaching

Do you ever think about who you are? Do you say you are an introvert, extrovert, creative, energetic, or some other descriptor? Often we speak of wanting to be our ‘best selves’, or we might say we ‘we weren’t at our best’. That indicates that who we are at any given...

Social Reality and How to ‘emote’ Wisely

Social Reality and How to ‘emote’ Wisely

Our world has changed significantly over the last few months. This post looks at emotions from the lens of social reality. At a time when everything feels as though it is out of control, now is the time to take stock and reflect on what we can control. We may find...

How to Develop Meaning and Life Purpose

How to Develop Meaning and Life Purpose

If you want to have more meaning and stronger life purpose, develop and love your mixed emotions There is a growing interest in the role of mixed emotions. Until quite recently it was considered that mixed emotions cannot truly exist. This understanding is changing,...

The Four Qualities of Close Friendships

The Four Qualities of Close Friendships

Do you have a best friend? Friendships are very important to our well-being and happiness. This blog takes a look at friendship research and highlights the qualities that are needed to maintain and deepen close friendships. Research has found that there are four...

Re-framing experiences using our senses

Re-framing experiences using our senses

Re-framing experiences using our senses: sight, sound, movement and feeling This blog is an exploration into how we experience the world using our senses. It looks at the power of our visual, auditory and kinaesthetic systems to shape how we respond to the world...

The Emotional Life of Trust

The Emotional Life of Trust

Have you ever thought about trust? It’s a hard concept to pin down: What do we mean when we talk about trust, how does it affect our day to day living? This blog takes a quick look at how we might define trust, and what this has to do with emotions. Defining trust...

Moments of Envy- Into Positive Action

Moments of Envy- Into Positive Action

This blog will look at the emotion of envy. We have all had times when we look at what other people have achieved and feel that pang of envy. We try and brush off our feelings, even feel ashamed of ourselves. We might even hope that everything goes wrong for that...

Three Steps to Compassion

Three Steps to Compassion

Three steps to compassion; reinventing the Serenity Prayer   This blog will explore what we mean by compassion, and see how it might be applied to the well known 'serenity prayer'. By understanding compassion in this way we can start to see that compassion isn't...