Pam Warren
'The Lady in the Mask'
Since overcoming life-changing injuries from the Paddington Train Crash of 1999, I have become a master of re-invention and a catalyst for change not just in my own life but in the lives and work of others. Utilising my skills as a successful businesswoman, my experiences from my survival and recovery and being the lead campaigner in securing a safer rail network for Britain I am now a Professional Speaker delivering inspiring talks to conferences and seminars.

Entries by Pam Warren

Why Personal Transition is Natural, Good For You and To Be Embraced

(0) Comments | Posted 26 April 2016 | (09:28)

If you have been reading my blog series on innovation, you should have naturally come to the conclusion that for innovation to happen, change needs to occur. However, sudden change can be upsetting, unsettling and even detrimental. It is usual that we go through a period of transition...

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Who Says We Are Not Innovative? Great British Inventions

(0) Comments | Posted 29 March 2016 | (09:02)

In my blogs this month I have been looking at the importance of innovation, being innovative and adopting an innovative approach. While doing my research I came across a lot of amazing British inventions- which I thought I would celebrate. I have chosen my 10 favourite inventions but there are...

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Out Of The Box Thinking

(0) Comments | Posted 22 February 2016 | (15:22)

I expect many have heard people say- "we need to think out of the box", but what on earth does that mean? In business it is called Strategic thinking and I have written a few posts on using strategic thinking to enable more effective business processes. However, it is a...

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5 Ways To Keep Great People Away From Your Business - Bureaucracy Rules OK?

(0) Comments | Posted 26 January 2016 | (17:09)

I often get asked - How do I motivate employees? Well, that's my talent as a public speaker- to deliver motivational and inspirational business talks. What I don't always tell these corporate clients is that they should take a look at their company culture if employees are leaving.

At the...

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Grimm Reading (A Bit of Fun for Xmas)

(0) Comments | Posted 17 December 2015 | (14:05)

Over the past few years quite a few of my friends have had children who are now all at pre to post primary school age. As the adopted 'Aunty Pam' (I have tried on so many occasions to teach them to call me Aunty Nasty so they grow up scared...

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The Tower of London - What a Venue!

(0) Comments | Posted 25 November 2015 | (15:34)

I was recently asked to speak at an event being held at the Tower of London by the ORR to celebrate their 175th anniversary. When asked I was surprised as I hadn't realised you could hire the place as a venue for a conference but I also accepted with alacrity...

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Pick Your Fights - Choose Those That Matter

(0) Comments | Posted 22 October 2015 | (00:00)

"Choose your battles wisely. After all, life isn't measured by how many times you stood up to fight. It's not winning battles that makes you happy, but it's how many times you turned away and chose to look into a better direction. Life is too short to spend it on...
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How to Live a Courageous Purposeful Life

(0) Comments | Posted 12 September 2015 | (16:46)

Having survived a train crash I am often told by people how brave I am and I find that pretty hard to process. Is survival courageous? I am reminded of a quote by Eleanor Roosevelt:

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to...
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Public Speaking That Keeps Them Awake!

(0) Comments | Posted 10 August 2015 | (16:23)

So, you've been asked to give a talk and you're dreading it. You imagine messing up, stumbling over your words and making a fool of yourself. You spend days crafting your speech and you have it down to a tee. You deliver your speech, no mistakes, you're so pleased with...

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Dress to Impress or Not!

(0) Comments | Posted 22 June 2015 | (14:51)

When I first started public speaking I was, understandably nervous. I had a story to tell and generous kind people gave me the chance to tell it. However, I was a novice at the whole etiquette of public speaking and I made a number of mistakes purely through lack of...

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This Is the Election Speaking

(0) Comments | Posted 4 May 2015 | (11:36)

I tend to be one of these voters who do not pay much heed to the media shenanigans of our politicians in the main. In fact I play a game to see how little of the election coverage I can manage before polling day. I prefer to make my decision...

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Single Mothers Are Doing It for Themselves

(0) Comments | Posted 30 March 2015 | (16:22)

I simply don't get the thinking and attitude of some people nor their conviction that they are entitled to express an opinion on something that has nothing to do with them.

I have recently procured the services of a young 20 something year old personal assistant. She is a single...

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Thinking of Changing Your Career?

(0) Comments | Posted 10 January 2015 | (11:36)

The start of the New Year appears to get many people thinking about other new starts. Sometimes in relation to resolutions such as giving up chocolate, alcohol or cigarettes but sometimes it is something much more fundamental - how about a change in career?

With the start of 2015 there...

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Are We the Troubadours of Yore?

(0) Comments | Posted 2 December 2014 | (10:11)

I have just finished reading a historical account of Eleanor of Aquitaine and the attribution that she popularized the art and fame of the troubadour. It struck me how similar was the role of these medieval speakers to what I believe is expected from public speakers, such as myself, today.

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How's Your Life See-Saw?

(2) Comments | Posted 10 November 2014 | (23:00)

Do you ever think about your work/life balance?

Have you ever stopped to consider whether you have them in the right proportion?

Does life ever make you stop to think about it?

I've just been pulled up short by these exact questions... again. Not by my PTSD or...

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15th Anniversary of the Paddington Train Crash

(1) Comments | Posted 4 October 2014 | (00:00)
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This Sunday, 5 October is the 15th anniversary of the Paddington train crash.

For a lot of us survivors every anniversary is poignant and this has not lessened with the passing of the years.

When we...

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Family and Friends vs The Fug

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2014 | (16:03)

I made a promise to myself while recovering from my injuries to always put family and friends needs before anything else. In the ensuing years I have managed to keep this promise. What I could not foresee was how this vow would be tested when I was torn between both...

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Am I Bi-Polar?

(4) Comments | Posted 25 July 2014 | (11:02)

"After all this time might I be Bi-Polar rather than still suffering from PTSD?" was the question I posed to Anton Kruger, my psychologist, in March of this year.

The reasoning for my question was that it is coming up for 14 years since the...

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Who Should Prescribe Anti-Depressants?

(0) Comments | Posted 27 June 2014 | (15:11)

Having got me to understand the physical aspect of my depression and what was happening (previous article), Dr Cantopher then turned his attention to the anti-depressants I was being prescribed.
I have always hated taking tablets unless I really, really...

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Is Depression a Sign of Weakness? Actually It's the Opposite - You're Too Strong

(10) Comments | Posted 2 June 2014 | (00:00)

"Do you not see how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul" - John Keats

I am not talking about the Monday morning blues or feeling down for a short period of time which, quite rightly, can be referred to...

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