12 January

Bringing in the new year

  January is a month where many people I know abstain from drink and other vices and make a run at other resolutions made with the best will post the Christmas excess. I’m not one for making new years resolutions. I decided many years ago that my spectacular failure to achieve almost any resolutions made […]

4 December

The gift of the common cold – a reminder to take care

I am reminded this week of the delicate dance between the body and me and that I ignore my body at my peril. I’ve learnt in recent years that we are all a sum of body, soul and mind – even if it feels like it’s mostly the mind in charge. I’ve also realized at […]

17 November

Courageous conversations – speaking up for yourself matters

    A recurring theme amongst my coaching clients in recent weeks has been about the challenge and importance of courageous conversations. These are those conversations you avoid having for fear of hurting someone – the times where you sacrifice speaking your truth for the sake of peace and harmony – where you let the […]

5 November

Five tips for successful networking

One of the sage pieces of advice my father gave me as a teenager contemplating my career was to develop my networking skills. I didn’t understand what he meant and it would take several years before the brilliance of his advice would sink in. It really is about who you know. Social media makes it […]

23 October

The death of conversations may not be exaggerated

  This week, a set of photos went viral on the website BoredPanda.  The London photographer, Babycakesromero takes snaps of what he sees around town. He put together a collection of photos of people absorbed in their phones whilst in the company of others. One of them is the photo above. My view as to why it […]

8 October

Five tips on choosing the right leadership coach for you

      For many of us, having a coach is a new experience. I know it was for me. When I went coach-shopping, I used a pot-luck approach to selecting a coach – that is I spoke to one person, who I liked so I signed up! Fortunately for me it turned out well […]

29 September

Finding meaning and purpose in our lives

  My client had three options for a new job but she finds herself stuck. She’s just turned 50 and wants to retire by the turn of the next decade so making money is an important goal for her. Of the three options, she’s ambivalent about one, bored with the second, and excited by the […]

2 September

8 tips to simplify your life

    Simple in actions and in thoughts, you return to the source of being – Lao Tzu Twenty-four hours in the day is usually not enough time for most of us. How do we find time for ourselves? The simplification tips I offer here may appear to border on the mundane. We can look […]

11 August

Life doesn’t just happen to us – we make choices all the time

Many years ago, I worked on a regular basis with Ron who taught me how to meditate. I realize now he taught me so much about life as well, in particular the power of choice. I was in my late 20s, in a high-powered (at least I thought so) consulting job and was full with […]

17 July

The wisdom in our bodies and why it matters

  If you can see it, you can manage it. If you can’t see it, you will be managed by it – Bob Anderson A few weeks back, I had a conversation with someone important to me. The conversation started in the land of easy and checking in with each other. Then one comment from my […]