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Nov. 18, 2022

#070: Looking back on “Taking Up Your Own Space” with Honor Wilson-Fletcher

#070: Looking back on “Taking Up Your Own Space” with Honor Wilson-Fletcher

Insights: Owning your own space.

Are you taking up your own space in the world?  And what does it mean, for you and your mission, when you diminish your presence through your physical movement and positioning, the language you choose or the thoughts you allow to occupy prime space in your mind?

In last week’s interview (#069) I talked to Chief Executive of the British Exploring Society, Honor Wilson Fletcher. During our conversation she shared how leaving home, and seeing the world through the eyes of those around her, had been a powerful catalyst in her mission to create fairness of opportunity for girls and women.

Looking back on our conversation, I explore three key themes that stood out for me: the value of safe space in enabling brave thinking and the exploration of opportunity and possibility;  the power of servant leadership; and the importance of taking up your own space in the world.

If you’re looking to think, dream & BE more creative and brave  in the change you are leading, this week’s Insights episode is for you.



Sue is on a mission to STOP women playing small so that they can create the legacy they want to leave in the world.  With over 30 years coaching and leadership experience, Sue loves nothing more than disrupting the unhelpful thinking that often holds women back, so that they can think, dream and BE bigger in leading the change they want to see.  Coaching internationally, Sue’s clients are primarily world-changing women who want to lead with confidence, increase their impact and live a life that matters.


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Episode 69: “Taking Up Your Own Space!” with Honor Wilson-Fletcher


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Honor Wilson-Fletcher MBE

CEO - British Exploring Society

Honor-Wilson-Fletcher MBE joined British Exploring Society as CEO in February 2016. Previous roles working with young people include 6 years as CEO of schools’ charity the Aldridge Foundation and two years at the National Literacy Trust, where she worked on behalf of the Department for Education as Director of the 2008 National Year of Reading.

Prior to working in ‘relaunch’ or transformational roles as a Director at Southbank Centre and the British Museum, she worked as Head of PR at Waterstone’s, as Associate publisher at Transworld, Sales and Marketing Director at Hodder Children’s Books and in various roles at Penguin and in online editorial with She started two businesses of her own in her twenties.

She has worked as a trustee or adviser for charitable boards and as a school governor since her twenties, including for the National Literacy Trust, Edinburgh International Literature Festival, Arts Council England, Catch-22 and Enabling Enterprise.

She is currently an Advisor to SkillsBuilder.