Our business is developing your business
First in the Q advises companies operating in the healthcare, technology and service sectors. We focus on ‘wicked problems‘ – these are problems that are difficult or impossible to solve because of incomplete, contradictory, and changing requirements that are often difficult to recognise.
Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it into a fruit salad
We are not about writing you chunky reports or, delivering ‘insights’ you have no idea what to do with. We believe in achieving positive outcomes in a frantic business world. We are about applying knowledge and wisdom to your business where and when you need it. Implementation is everything.
The story behind First in the Q
At first glance, this seems a rather odd name for a business. Let me explain.
My first job, straight out of school, was in the Women’s Royal Naval Service, During my first week of basic training, I soon realised if I didn’t get my act together I would be left behind…in everything!
During basic training this was best exemplified by meal times. Lunch started at 11.30 and would effectively be over thirty minutes later. If you weren’t first in the queue you’d be left with, at best, not much choice; at worst nothing at all.
I’m no chef, but even I knew that an omelette has to be cooked on-demand. If you went for an omelette, that had a different queue and you could be at the front of it regardless of what time you were able to get there. Your omelette was hot, fresh and came with the filling of your choice. A one-stop shop with variety guaranteed!
Since those early days, ‘the omelette queue’ has been my metaphor for life. In any situation in my personal or business life, I’m always on the lookout for that ‘omelette queue’. The opportunity to strike early and create the advantage. It has served me well both in my service and business life.
It is now my aim to help you jump to the front of your queue. Why not get in touch now to see how best I can help you and/or business develop.
We focus on the following business areas to help you grow your business.
Sue has worked for a variety of blue-chip companies, successfully undertaking a range of diverse positions including Executive Director (UK), Senior Client Service Director (Europe), Director of Business Development and Commercial Director to name just a few.
Following service in the Royal Navy, Sue embarked on her commercial career that has encompassed pharmaceuticals, medical devices, biotechnology, eSales, healthcare consultancy and evidence-based communications.
She holds a BSc from The Open University and a diploma in Performance Coaching for Business. Sue has also studied Mindfulness-Based Approaches at Bangor University’s School of Psychology.
A Member of the Institute of Directors for the past fifteen years, Sue has recently been accepted as a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts.
Sue is available for speaking engagements
Young First in the Queue – Mindfulness
In ‘Evidence for the impact of mindfulness on children and young people,’ Professor Katherine Weare of Southhampton University’s School of Education found schools which engage in mindfulness are likely to see “beneficial results [in terms of the] emotional well-being, mental health, ability to learn and even physical health of their students.”
What is mindfulness?
Mindfulness focuses attention on what is happening right now rather than being distracted by what has or might happen.
By using mindfulness techniques, individuals will be able:
- to feel happier, calmer, and more fulfilled
- to get on better with others: students and staff
- to concentrate and learn better
- to help cope with stress and anxiety
Recently we launched the .b, eight week Mindfulness In Schools programme, a course designed to focus attention on what is happening right now rather than being distracted by what has or might happen.
Our Mindfulness Courses are taught by Sue Wright who is a certified Mindfulness in Schools Project .b Teacher and, who has herself completed an MBSR course.
Information sheet – learn more about how Mindfulness works.