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I can see clearly now

    Once again we’ve gone through a violent attack and the parallels to past situations, whether they were gun violence or terrorist attacks, is startling. There are always common elements:   First responders rush to the scene and into the violence rather than away from it Ordinary citizens rise to the occasion with acts…

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Break Free of the Personal Growth Trap

    I’m sure you’re wondering what a Coach is doing writing about Personal Growth being a trap. Surely this is a key part of my business?    Yes you’re right personal growth, self-development, self-determination are all part of my business. Whether I’m working with you on a private basis, or through a corporate relationship,…

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What Happened to Your Sense of Humour?

  You know you had it, but when did you or anyone else last see it?   Maybe you lost it during your morning commute; or that endless meeting; or perhaps you lost it when your team didn’t reach the quarterly goals. Perhaps it decided to look for a new home after the last late…

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Are These 5 Self-Limiting Beliefs Holding You Back?

How is the power of perception holding you back?  What outdated ideas can you ditch?  I need to read for business We are conditioned to think we need to read all the latest business books and articles to get ahead. In my experience it’s the novels, the biographies, non-fiction and poetry, which expand our thinking…

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Retirement: The New Dirty Word

  I’m fortunate to live in southern Europe with a lovely climate and a great airport for business travel. There are also a lot of retirees living here. In having a conversation with a colleague we talked about how the word “retire” makes us cringe. We grew up in an era where a lot of…

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“I Want it All”

  “So I’m living it all, yes I’m living it all And I’m giving it all, and I’m giving it all”                               Brian May, Queen         People often ask me about my Strap Line aka my mantra: Live Learn Lead. For me it sums up my philosophy of life in 3 simple…

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“A Kind of Magic”

  “One shaft of light that shows the way”. Roger Taylor (Queen   Have you ever had the experience of waking up one morning and knowing that today is the day you are going to take action on a goal, dream or idea?   Maybe you struggled with that idea for weeks or, agonized as…

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Play Your Own Game

Are you a team player? Do you co -operate and collaborate? That’s a shame. You’re playing “their game” and not yours. When I was six I can remember going to school in the UK and English was not my first language. One day in the playground some kids pushed me over calling me “a bloody…

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Crossroads

  Have you ever been at a point in your life where you don’t know what you want to do next?  Maybe you’ve achieved goals and always had a plan, but now you are well and truly stuck? As a coach I work with clients in this place all the time. They go on to…

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Action+Compassion=Leadership in the Moment

    Let me tell you a story about a man named David Loop. I’d never heard of him until July 31st of this year when I came across a Facebook post about him saving a little dog he thought was dead on the road. He stopped thinking only to move the dog out of…

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