Interview with the Experts

The secret in how to dress for success

What assumptions do others make about you in relation to what you are wearing?  Does it matter? Have you ever had that awkward feeling when you have either over dressed or under dressed for an occasion? I remember going to a friend's party where the dress code was black tie and we dressed for the occasion.  However, when [...]

3 Top tips in adapting to change

Honing your personal leadership skills will require you to become adaptive to change.  We are continually confronted with change whether in our personal lives or professional lives. Some of this change is within our control and some of it is not. You may already embrace change and positively seek it or you may feel uncomfortable [...]

Nancy Kline shares MORE about the Thinking Environment

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Nancy Kline, pioneer of the Thinking Environment(TM), once more on her return from a recent trip to South Africa.  In this short interview, Nancy shares more about her reflections on the Thinking Partnership and its application. https://youtu.be/pdTDunmTKb0 I ask Nancy to explain further her metaphor of the two [...]

Communicate with Confidence

This week I caught up with Eilidh Milnes, the speaker for confidence, during her travels in North Queensland, Australia.  In this months short 'confidence talk' we discuss just that - how to develop confidence in your communication. In this 14 minute interview you will discover the importance of: Knowing your subject matter Preparation Looking for opportunities [...]

Three Top Tips to Develop your Resilience

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing my good friend Hilda Barrett, an experienced HR Director within the Hi Tech industry. Hilda is passionate about how individuals and teams thrive. Hilda has completed an MSc in Positive Psychology – one of the first participants and has discovered the impact positive psychology has on developing our [...]

Punchy Presentations – Top Tips from a BBC Presenter

Whether you are presenting during a meeting or standing up presenting to a large audience, it can be a daunting experience. You may feel this way too. Or you may find yourself being distracted and lose your focus in getting your message across during your presentations with clients or colleagues. In this short interview with a [...]

5 Tips for Effective Decision-making and more . . .

Being able to make decisions effectively is essential as we develop our personal leadership.   Making decisions is part of our everyday life – sometimes we hesitate and think twice, other times, we spontaneously make the decision. So what is it that makes a difference in our effectiveness when we make decisions? Since I have studied [...]

Part 2: An exclusive interview with Nancy Kline – benefits and qualities of a Thinking Environment

Nancy Kline has pioneered the Thinking Environment since 1985, and is best known for her books and work on Time to Think - Listening to Ignite the Human Mind and More Time to Think – the Power of Independent Thinking and more recently Living with Time to Think – the Goddaughter Letters. In this second [...]

The Secrets of Giving Feedback

Being able to give feedback that motivates rather than demotivates is essential for managers, leaders and as parents. Last evening I met Daniel at my local Speakers Club in Chelmsford. Daniel had been a member for 18 months but had not attended any of the meetings in over year. I asked him what had kept [...]

Part 1: Exclusive Interview with Nancy Kline – Pioneer of the Thinking Environment

Nancy Kline has pioneered the Thinking Environment since 1985, and is best known for her books and work on Time to Think - Listening to Ignite the Human Mind and More Time to Think – the Power of Independent Thinking. Time To Think grew out of Nancy's consulting and teaching work near Washington, DC, where [...]