May 11, 2020
2020 Vision

2020 Vision

The term ‘2020 Vision’ usually references hindsight, the ability to look back, with the luxury of time, knowledge and experience, to see what could have been. As a result of the Covid 19 crisis, we have a new interpretation of the phrase; the opportunity to pause, reflect and to envision […]
May 7, 2020

Journaling – right it out!

Journaling – right it out! I have to confess that I’ve something of a fetish when it comes to journals and notebooks. I can’t resist the smooth cover, the crack of the spine and the crisp pages just waiting to be filled. Even the smell of quality stationery intoxicates me, […]
April 30, 2020
How to lead like Jacinda Ardern

How to lead like Jacinda Ardern

How to lead like Jacinda Ardern As we endure the Covid 19 crisis, the spotlight is on leadership across all levels of society. During times of crisis, when we feel scared, we look to our leaders to deliver certainty, hope and a sense of community. Once again, Jacinda Ardern, the […]
April 20, 2020
navigate the Covid 19 Crisis

8 Questions to help navigate the Covid 19 Crisis

As a coach questions are the tools of my trade. A good question offers the potential of opening a door to deeper levels of wisdom. In recent weeks, I’ve found myself gravitating to certain questions that have become handrails to balance me during these unprecedented times as I navigate the Covid 19 […]
April 10, 2020
online Presentations

8 Tips for great online presentations

In recent weeks, as working from home has become the new norm, platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Skype (to name just three!) have replaced standing at the top of the room when it comes to delivering presentations. Irrespective of the medium, impactful presentations are engaging, well-structured, interesting, concise […]
April 1, 2020
Sanitizing my Mind

Sanitising my mind

Like most people, I’ve developed the habit of washing my hands more thoroughly and more frequently. As we continue to ‘cocoon’ and ‘stay safe at home’ (I don’t like the phrase lockdown!) I’m now giving as much attention to sanitising my mind as I am my hands. By this I […]
March 18, 2020
Managing our fears

Managing our Fears

It’s a scary time. Covid 19 means it is not business as usual, nor indeed life as usual. All uncertainty fuels worry and fear and with so much uncertainty right now, having strategies for managing our fears is vital. Healthwise, I don’t consider I’m in a high-risk category but my […]
March 15, 2020
Be Kind

Be kind

I started to write this article on kindness following the tragic death of Caroline Flack back in February, when the hashtag #BeKind was trending on social media. How the world has changed since then. With Covid 19, kindness and compassion towards ourselves and others is the path for navigating our […]
March 2, 2020
What makes a company a great place to work

What makes a company a great place to work

What makes a company a great place to work What makes a company a great place to work.  The famous opening line of the Tolstoy novel Anna Karenina is ‘all happy families resemble one another, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.’ From my experience, you can easily […]
March 2, 2020

Diversity – moving beyond tribal thinking

Diversity – moving beyond tribal thinking There is more Diversity in the world and while we usually associate the word tribe with indigenous cultures or a more primitive society, it could be argued that the world is more tribal now than it ever has been. There’s the Apple products tribe, […]
February 25, 2020
Soft skills

What’s the Number 1 Soft Skill in 2020?

What’s the Number 1 Soft Skill in 2020? Scanning my social media feed last week I came across an article about modern trends in ‘soft skills’ training. As someone who specialises in the area, I was bound to click the link. The company behind the soft skill research Udemy, a […]
February 10, 2020
SOAR 2020 Highlights

SOAR 2020 Highlights

SOAR 2020.  A night to remember On the evening of Thursday, January 30th, my annual flagship workshop, SOAR 2020 took place.  It was a particularly special night as it was the 10th anniversary of the SOAR workshops. Just like in previous years, we inspired each other and set intentions for […]