Remembering RISE

As we (Ashleigh and Anne) walk in to Mount Carmel Secondary School not far from O’Connell Street in Dublin, we are feel at home. The teachers passing by say hello, we chat about our summers and wave to the principal as we sit in the staff room. We’re grateful and excited to be back in…

Looking back on Leading for Life One Day

“easily the most equipping thing I’ve done this year. Amazing content.. ..can’t wait for more” “the first session stimulated a conversation between myself and a co-worker that proved challenging but oh so helpful” “I have a new ministry idea. I will investigate it now!” “I feel refreshed and have been reminded that better leadership is possible” “I’d…

Introducing… Karen

We are delighted to have Karen Buttimer join our team! Here’s a little about who she is and what she’ll be doing with us at Innovista… Where do you live and what brought you there? I currently live in Belfast. I moved here, from Cork, in 2006 to take up a job with IFES Ireland,…

Tempo, Tea, and Tots

“One mum who comes is just a couple of years older than me and didn’t know many of the other mums. A highlight for me was when she described how she feels accepted, comfortable and not judged – the reason why she stopped attending another mums and tots programme.” Joanne (left in picture below) is…