How to make the world a better place, through business- Part One

Recently, together with students, alumni and guests at Nyenrode Business University, the oldest private university in the Netherlands, I was challenged to think about, and given hope, in how we can make the world a better place through business. We heard from Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a global manufacturing, engineering and consulting [...]

By | December 1st, 2017|change, compassion, Interview with the Experts, Leadership coaching, Listening|Comments Off on How to make the world a better place, through business- Part One

My Top Ten Favourite Quotes on Learning

Investing in your ongoing personal and professional development is essential for growth both in your life and your career.  In my experience, adopting a mindset of learning has been both enriching and rewarding.   Without investing in learning, I wouldn't be the person I am today. The Mum am I today. The coach I am [...]

By | May 9th, 2017|Career management, change, commitment, curiosity, Executive coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Quotes|Comments Off on My Top Ten Favourite Quotes on Learning

Are you in transition? If so, don’t forget the past!

We all experience transitions in our lives when we need to ‘let go’ and ‘move on’.  This is not an easy thing to do. Sometimes the transition is created from own decision, for example, the decision to change jobs. Other times, it arrives through the decision of another.  Whatever the circumstance, we are likely to [...]

By | July 26th, 2016|Career Change, change, compassion, Executive coaching, Leadership coaching, Professional development|Comments Off on Are you in transition? If so, don’t forget the past!

Making the Leap from Friend to Team Leader

  Whether you believe leaders are born or whether they are made, leaders need to persuade and influence others towards achieving a common goal. Here in the UK we have recently seen the art of persuasion through the Brexit campaign and more recently in the contest for the Conversative Party leadership and future Prime Minister. [...]

By | July 10th, 2016|Career Change, Category of Personal Leadership, change, compassion, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on Making the Leap from Friend to Team Leader

Taking hold of the reins: two aspects of change

Charles Darwin, the geologist behind the theory of evolution once said, “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who are best at adapting to change.” As a leader, you have to see change and adaptability to change as a two-pronged situation: one from the point of view of [...]

4 Reasons why embracing change in business is vital

Many people do not particularly like change – in life or business. They like to keep to the same routines and know exactly what will be happening. However, change in business is inevitable. If you own a business or are a leader within an organisation you must not only accept this, but embrace it. If [...]

By | September 17th, 2015|Career Change, change|0 Comments

Belinda’s story – how to achieve clarity in what you want

Previously I have shared some practical tips on how to achieve clarity in what you want for yourself and your business. In this short video I share a case study of Belinda*, a client of mine who, when we began working together, didn't know what she wanted to do next nor how to go about [...]

By | September 10th, 2015|Career Change, Career management, change, clarity|0 Comments

7 practical steps to gain clarity

Do you sometimes feel unclear of where you are going or what you want to do? During my own career whilst I knew broadly the direction of my travel, I didn't know how to get there.  Over the years, I have developed ways of getting clear and staying on track. I have also helped many [...]

5 Top tips to sustain change

As you develop your personal leadership further, it is essential to embrace change so that you can achieve more for yourself and your business. Do you ever learn or hear about something that you think is a great idea and want to implement it in your life or business? Perhaps you are naturally pro-active and [...]

Make your own luck – insights from Voice at the Table Conference

The recent 'Make your own luck' conference organised by my friend Rina Goldenberg and her wonderful team at Voice at the Table was a most inspiring day. I was thrilled to meet some of you there. We listened to a combination of keynote speakers and panellists bringing alive the theme of how to take charge of your career [...]