We are thrilled to have welcomed Browning York to our Connect Reading Community. Sarah Browning (she/her), Communicator and Kindness Cheerleader, took some time to answer some questions and tell us a bit more about them.
I work with individuals and organisations who have a vision of a kinder world, supporting them to communicate more effectively in reaching their audiences. I run a website called Time for Kindness to share stories and blogs about the kindness that exists in the world, to inspire and uplift people.
Why did you join Connect Reading?
I believe that creating connections and working together for a greater vision is a powerful thing to do. I am looking forward to sharing my expertise and learning, as well as learning from others. We are stronger together.
What have you learned?
There is a lot going on in Reading that we can all be proud of and that can improve mental health and wellbeing. Sharing kindness stories, both through the work that my clients do and through my own kindness site, helps to uplift and inspire people as part of wellbeing support.
What has been the biggest thing you’ve learned as an organisation?
I have learned that we all have a part to play and that recognising our own purpose makes it easier to connect with others. When individuals and organisations come together to utilise their distinct skills and expertise, we can achieve a lot.
What are you most looking forward to?
I’m looking forward to the opportunities we all have to think about how we really want our organisations to be and how we might achieve our goals in different ways. If we end up slipping back to doing exactly the same things in the same ways, without having reviewed whether we are achieving our purpose, I think that will be a real shame. The creativity and innovation we have seen, in all its forms, has been really exciting.