Together we rise, or together we fall. December 13, 2019 – Posted in: Advice, Confidence, Leaders and Teams, Personal Development

I was chatting with a client on Wednesday who was relaying to me how, at a recent dinner party, a woman had lambasted him because he didn’t hold the same world-view as her. From her self-appointed position of having the moral high ground (because she wasn’t a man running a business like him) she scorned and derided my client based on her narrow and completely unfounded assumptions of him.  She then used one of my…

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The year of the catsuit and the valley of tears… December 3, 2019 – Posted in: Advice, Confidence, Leaders and Teams, Personal Development

At home, my husband and the kids are calling 2019 ’the year of the catsuit’ because I wore a white catsuit to marry that amazing man in April and a black catsuit last month to win Executive Coach of the Year at The International Coaching Awards!  What a moment that was! The catsuit I can’t even begin to tell you what that award means to me; to have my corporate work with teams and leaders…

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Truth, Trust and Teamwork July 17, 2017 – Posted in: Advice, Leaders and Teams, Relationships

Meet Sam.  It’s his first day in a new job.  A top marketing job no less in a company he’s admired for years!  He’s excited about the project, the prospects and the people.  He’s joined forces with a team of executives who all say they want the same thing.  He and his team all agree they want to win.  They want to beat the competition and be the best they can be.   Sam leaves for…

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Trump and the stickiness of mud November 9, 2016 – Posted in: Leaders and Teams, Spirituality

I awoke this morning knowing what was likely to be happening in America before I even saw the news. In fact, I think I’ve known for weeks because on a very real level the world is changing and I believe the only way to navigate these changes with any kind of sanity is to practice acceptance and to STOP buying into all the fear mongering and hatred.

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Is there really no space for the personal on LinkedIn? November 4, 2016 – Posted in: Leaders and Teams

This post first appeared as an article on my LinkedIn page… Yesterday, I responded to a personal post in my feed from a man called Peter Brady (not my connection) about his recent wedding. He popped up a picture of his beautiful bride telling us how happy he was whilst acknowledging that his news wasn’t ‘work related’. I commented that I was glad to see into someone’s personal life on LinkedIn, which caused some strong…

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Trust, truth and teams… October 12, 2016 – Posted in: Leaders and Teams, Relationships

In my work with corporate teams and leaders I am constantly struck by the huge importance of trust. In fact, I would argue that trust is the foundation stone of any functioning team (by which I include families, social groups, online groups etc).

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Kill ‘em with kindness… May 16, 2016 – Posted in: Leaders and Teams, Relationships

I have a strong belief that all unkindness is rooted in unhappiness and fear. The people I know who are frequently unkind are usually very, very unhappy with themselves and with their lives. They are afraid of what people think of them, they are afraid of rejection, afraid that someone might be ‘better’ than them in some way, afraid of the future etc., etc… So, if someone is unkind they are probably unhappy and afraid.…

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The antidote to toxicity in teams January 26, 2016 – Posted in: Confidence, Leaders and Teams

As part of my job I get asked by organisations to help their teams work better together. These forward-thinking companies have realised that happy staff make more productive staff, and so they know that productivity will be down if the team isn’t gelling. And many, many teams are simply not gelling! Just like many of our closest domestic relationships might not be gelling…

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