July 2, 2015

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What am I up to - Part 1

My first learning - Part 2 

More learnings -  Part 3


So I have just finished one of the most unusual weeks of my life. I averaged 3 hours sleep a night, drove well over 3,000 miles through 12 states of the USA,...

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?


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...

March 15, 2014

As a coach I used to often ask my clients a question to enable them stretch their perspectives on their career and business – "if you had a completely blank piece of paper, (i.e. no existing baggage) and could create a business you really authentically wanted to be doi...

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...

January 5, 2013

 My son has just turned 2. I’m sure you’ve heard of the phrase the ‘terrible two's’ – a fairly accurate assessment of that phase in a child’s life when tantrums peak.


Children don't discriminate as to where they will have their tantrum, so they often happen in prevalen...

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...

March 1, 2012

 A toddler's laws of reality are looser than ours. The consequences of this are huge - and quite amusing......but what a responsibility! One evening, I was having a bit of battle with my 2 yr old daughter, who was stubbornly refusing get in the bath. I ran the bat...

August 29, 2011

Apparently there was study undertaken by a US university to work out what made the TV show The Simpsons so popular. One of reasons the study uncovered was that Homer was never in more than one emotional state (or mood if you like) for more than about 30 seconds, which...

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