Broken plans

In a world that is unpredictable, it is so much more important to decide who we are going to be, than to plan what we are going to do. Plans can go awry, what we do may change, but we can always, always stay true to...

How does your soul rest best?

I first came across this beautiful question from Nigel Langford, a church leader who was speaking at a women’s leadership conference a little while ago, and given the week a lot of us have had with the EU Referendum in the UK, it seemed an...

5 Signs of a Strong Team

"Strong teams pull together when the shit hits the fan, where others fall apart." I shared this on social media a couple of weeks ago, after working with a particular team that really struck me with their team spirit. Like many teams I work with, they were dealing...

In survival mode? You need pockets…

It’s been a crazy busy week. In five days, I’ve run 4 workshops and set foot in 12 different train stations (some of them several times). My husband has finally completed his MSc and is now in decompression mode, recovering mentally - and physically from...

On winning

Wow, what a week it’s been! On Thursday I had some local fame when my local paper ran a piece on my award nomination for Emerging SME Business of the Year in the Forward Ladies National Women in Business Awards. On Friday I celebrated being a finalist...

Sanity check

They say choose your battles, but how do you know which battles are worth fighting? Which battles to pick, and which ones to stand down and let pass? When you’re in the thick of it, how do you tell the difference between single-mindedness and narrow-mindedness? Between...

5 Resilience lessons from a 9 year old’s school test

Last week was a big week for us. My son took his first grammar school entrance test, and I spoke to my largest audience so far: 300 sales professionals at a corporate conference (although my son told me he wins, because he’s performed to an...

Why decisions drive you crazy

What does writing a book, going through a divorce, starting a company and buying a house have in common? They all involve a high level of decision making. Ever since I started writing this book, I’ve noticed two things: 1. The number of unmade decisions in my head Writing...

7 Alternatives to being right

My son had a meltdown a couple of weeks ago over his homework. His class are transitioning to joined up handwriting, and his homework was to write a set of words in his best joined up handwriting. Like most things that are new, it feels awkward at...

5 questions to wrap up the year

Often end of the year reflections become either a sweeping statement (it was a horrible year, let’s get it over and done with) or a giant to-do list exercise where you tick off everything you’ve done and carry over everything else into next year’s resolutions. The...

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