Between Gratitude and Assertion

We should all be grateful. Grateful for our jobs and options and networks and technologies. Grateful for the good stuff we have going on in our lives. Practicing the attitude of gratitude is healthy and is to be encouraged. It leads to greater feelings of happiness, optimism and self-worth. Gratitude has a dark side, however…. Read more


One of the most beautiful sights in the world, at this time of the year, is the flowering cherry tree. Visit Japan in springtime and you will never forget the image of seas of cherry trees flourishing with perfect pink blooms. The delicate pink petals only flourish for a few weeks at the beginning of… Read more

The Thought Leader

Many people in organisations have aspirations to position themselves as a thought leader, or a subject matter expert. After all, ‘knowledge is power’, and we live in a ‘knowledge economy’. Leaders often think that what is holding them back is a lack of knowledge or experience. But how can that be, when we live in… Read more

Creating Your Ideal Future

It’s that time of the year again, when we look back at what we have achieved in the previous twelve months and look forward to what we want to achieve in the New Year. As you look forward in 2019 you can begin to create your ideal future by reflecting on the following coaching questions…. Read more

Branding from the inside out  

At the centre of your being you have the answer: you know who you are and you know what you want. – Lao Tzu As coaches, we are often asked to work with clients in helping them build their “Personal Brand”. For some, this means getting their elevator pitch right and knowing the “right way” to respond… Read more

Safety First

In 2012, Google’s research on effective teams identified ‘psychological safety’ as one of the five key dynamics that set successful teams apart from other teams. In fact psychological safety – the ability of team members to take risks and be vulnerable with each other – was highlighted as the most important factor of all. It… Read more