Author Archives: sambaines

May 07

Releasing energy

I’ve been thinking a lot recently about the perpetual, circular relationship between energy and performance. This may be because I’m now over four months through my Pulse assignment and I want to do everything I can to continue to dig deep and deliver my absolute all for the remainder of this privileged opportunity. Or it […]

April 02

Our Changing World

I write this blog entry a few days after my 15 year anniversary of working for GSK. During that time I have seen tremendous change in our supply of medicines to help people do more, feel better and live longer. I have seen with my own eyes how our changing world has required us to […]

March 14


At the start of my Pulse assignment, I promised myself that I would challenge my existing knowledge and viewpoints by trying out new experiences and then reflecting on what I’ve learnt.  So with this in mind, I left the Save the Children office last night to stride down Fleet Street and The Strand towards Trafalgar […]

Playing Detective

I’ve always been a sucker for a good detective drama and today it struck me about how much my Pulse assignment has become playing the role of a detective. The early phase of the partnership has been focused on setting up logistics to launch in-country programmes, deciding which products would be most effective in supporting […]

February 13

Feel the Change

So much has happened since my last blog, that I have struggled to know where best to start for this update.  I can’t believe that already I’m into Month 2 of my assignment, January disappeared in a flash and February looks to be going the same way.  I think I will therefore focus my musings […]

January 20

New Adventure, New Language

It’s not often in life you get to learn a whole new language in just 2 weeks!  That’s exactly what’s happened since the new year as I learn to communicate in a new sector – the NGO world – and whilst I’m far from fluent, I can at least ask for basic directions now and […]

New Year, New Adventure!

It’s been less than 48 hours since the excitement of ringing in 2014 surrounded by loving family and this year the excitement continues even after the party ends, as I look forward to my new adventure starting on Monday 6th January.    Tomorrow I will be leaving Ware GMS for 6 months to work at Save […]