Martina Keens-Betts

Writer, broadcaster, talent consultant

Writer, Broadcaster, Talent Consultant, Career, Innovation, Lifestyle & Image Coach, Sustainable Systems Thinking & FinTech L&D Advocate
African Head Wraps - the Perfect Accessory for Dementia

African Head Wraps - the Perfect Accessory for Dementia Patients

Throughout her life my Mother was a beautiful and elegant person and thus I found the deterioration of her appearance during dementia extremely distressing. When she passed away I was moved to tears by the dozens of letters that commented on her perfect appearance.
12/01/2015 15:36 GMT
The Power of Crowd Learning and Development Strategists: The Heroes and Heroines who Strive to Make Vital Information, Traini...

The Power of Crowd Learning and Development Strategists: The Heroes and Heroines who Strive to Make Vital Information, Training, Mentoring and Networking Accessible to All

I firmly believe the Alzheimer's Society is a 'learning organisation' at its best. Their model fully integrates and supports its staff, volunteers, sufferers and their families. And the Press Office's skill, hard work and mentoring of volunteers has led to triumph after triumph in the improvement of the lives of sufferers and families.
09/12/2014 10:48 GMT
PTSD and the Experience of Witnessing a Helicopter

PTSD and the Experience of Witnessing a Helicopter Crash

There was an almighty thud which echoed about the surrounding Alps as the helicopter crashed and snapped in two. Hundreds of skiers stood and watched with wide-eyed horror during the dreadful and eerie silence that followed as though nature, without exception, always proffers its own mark of respect following sudden destruction and death.
03/12/2013 13:02 GMT
Post Traumatic Stress to Post Traumatic Growth - a Journey of Personal Innovation and

Post Traumatic Stress to Post Traumatic Growth - a Journey of Personal Innovation and Adventure

My Grandfather tragically lost his friend on the battlefield and suffered from depression for the rest of his life, which rendered him unable to speak for the days surrounding 11 November. My Great Uncle was severely, severely shell shocked and as an additional complication, the PTSD triggered psychotic episodes during which there was an attempt to break into Buckingham Palace.
18/11/2013 11:31 GMT
The Department of Health: A Deadly

The Department of Health: A Deadly 'Delegocracy'

It was via the process of writing to David Nicholson to request a meeting to discuss the possibility of a Department of Health analysis of Dr Phillip Lee MP's hospital plan that I chanced upon the deadly organisational species of a 'delegocracy'.
08/04/2013 12:24 BST
Dr Phillip Lee MP's Vision of a Cutting-Edge

Dr Phillip Lee MP's Vision of a Cutting-Edge NHS

The Mid Staffs crisis is testament to the appalling problems which besiege the NHS organization or shall we say NHS disorganization and I believe are down to the fact that the whole thing is a haphazard configuration of dilapidated sites - the operations of which can never be properly mapped nor measured and thus efficiently managed.
31/03/2013 10:49 BST