This is what I’ve learned since.
Two years ago, on this day, a sharp pain in my chest ripped the fabric of my life.
On a rare night at home between one trip and another, I had a heart attack.
It was unexpected. That’s obvious. No one expects catastrophic change…
Conversations I have with 30-year-olds (of any age) about making a new life.
Practice listening to your intuition, your inner voice; ask questions; be curious; see what you see; hear what you hear; and then act upon what you know to be true.
Clarissa Pinkola Estés
There’s a ‘mentoring’ conversation…
This last year has taught us many things.There’s one lesson we’re not learning, amid all the talk of ‘returning to normal’.
Security is a lie.
Security is a lie.
Those who tell us ‘things have to be this way’ and ‘there’s no alternative’ are lying.
There are alternatives…
Why Quick Fixes just don’t work
One of the things that most bothers me when I mentor or coach people, is when they say: ‘I’m not confident — never have been, never will be.’ It’s like they think they lack some ‘gene’ for confidence. It bothers me because if you…
12 steps to fuller work and life
You are creative. You were born creative. You can choose to live creatively. Creative potential is in you right now.
You don’t need ‘to learn creativity’. You need to ‘liberate creativity’.
We start from nothing
I’ve spent three decades training, mentoring and supporting…
What a feral cat taught me about being human.
I arrived at dawn. The overnight ferry from Athens was on time, but not as I’d imagined. I’d expected a Mediterranean cruise with balmy deck-bar and quiet music. …
A short introductory e-book/video course
You don’t perform under pressure.
You feel undervalued.
You can’t share your strengths, knowledge or authenticity
You don’t trust yourself…
We are different with different people and in different contexts. What is it to be authentic?
Behave authentically. Respond authentically. Make an authentic offer.
Be who you really are.
What does this mean?
‘I am large, I contain multitudes.’ (Walt Whitman)
I interact in multiple ways with my world…
… and a very simple hint about how to do it.
People know ‘presence’ is a ‘good thing’.
It’s useful. Like a nice smile. Or a spare hair-clip.
They’re not so convinced you can train it — that investing time or money in ‘enhancing presence’ is a smart use of…