The perspective of wellbeing

Often when we talk about wellbeing, we talk about the practice of wellbeing. How we look after our bodies and our minds, the importance of sleep and taking breaks. We talk about walking meetings, desk stretches, seeking support, setting boundaries and asking for help. We talk...

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...

Creating a routine that works for you

Last week I was invited to speak at a Sage Small Business Saturday session, along with Brendan Flattery, President of Sage Europe and Maria G del Pozuelo, CEO of Womenalia.com on how to create a routine that works for you. Technology prevented me from actually speaking...

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...

Basic Human Needs

Remember Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs? When it comes to productivity and performance, we so often focus on the higher levels - fulfilment, achievement, purpose - but what happened to our basic human needs? Why is it that we think we can sacrifice sleep as long as we...

Making space

This has come up in almost every conversation I’ve had with clients, colleagues and friends so far this year. Making space seems to be a big theme. In a world where the trend has been for faster, further, sooner and more, what we crave more than anything...

5 ways to create rest

Well I’m a week into my 10 days of rest experiment and while it’s not been plain sailing it has been working. Not in a dramatically obvious way - I haven’t been suddenly bouncing out of bed feeling on top of the world (yet). But...

10 Days of Rest

Are you ready for Christmas yet? This is probably the most common question I get at this time of the year. From friends, family, and complete strangers. What does that even mean? Ready for what? Ready for all those presents you’ve painstakingly picked, bought and wrapped to...

Being Kind

Last week I looked at my diary and saw two late nights followed by two early starts, in four different cities. My first thought: “I should have scoped this better...

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