January 3, 2015

Almost half the population will make a New Year’s Resolution this year,* but only about 8% will actually achieve them.  Ironically, New Year’s Resolutions often end up making people more miserable, as they fail to stick to them.


Why do New Year’s Resolutions fail?


June 4, 2014

Almost 8 out of 10 people regularly experience physical symptoms caused by stress. The cost of this for employers is around US$300bn every year in stress related health care and absences1.


Stress-related presenteeism (defined as the lost productivity that occurs when e...

May 4, 2014

‘Mindfulness’ has become the latest trend in personal development, and its popularity has begun to cross over into the corporate world. Mindfulness is about being in the present in the moment, more aware of your thoughts and feelings, and generally getting into a ‘bett...

April 10, 2014

While in Australia, I have been taking advantage of the combination of lovely sunshine, and beautiful scenery of the Pacific coastline, to get back into cycling as way of keeping fit and meeting new people. I have also been participating in the odd cycling event along...

March 11, 2014

Creating deep relationships is an inside job. Trying too hard to find the best things to say and how to say them, only gets in the way.


Relationships, the ability to relate and connect, are like a watermark behind everything we encounter in life – from the very second...

October 3, 2013

A slightly different, more specific piece, from me today, but it occurred to me after reading some statistics on workplace bullying.


The facts: Research indicates that 16% to 21% of employees have experienced health-endangering bullying and that it’s four times greater...

August 31, 2013

I was speaking to a new client the other day whose boss had suggested he should have coaching. The client was feeling under pressure and very upset about a situation at work. He told me within the first 10 minutes that he had two degrees from Oxford University, and how...

July 7, 2012

I have been on this planet for almost 40 years now, and my son has been here for about 20 months. So why does he seem to have better handle on happiness and innate wellbeing than I do?


He spends most of his time smiling, blowing raspberries, toddling around the house c...

March 3, 2012

As some of you may know, I am currently in Australia with my family on a ‘working sabbatical’. One of many benefits of this is that it gives me time to get back into some sort of decent health and wellness regime, and so I have been out running most days. 


Today I was...

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