Earlier this morning following the result of the #brexit referendum and in a state of je ne sais quoi… I happened upon one of those motivational memes (yes those… stay with me though, I’m going somewhere). “When a flower doesn’t bloom, you fix the environment in which it grows, not the flower” – Alexander Den Heijer … More Breathe, like Britain in the EU. In, then out.
In November 2015 Brené Brown (yes, that Brené Brown) gave a talk in London* on courage. It was one of those nights when the feeling in the audience was palpable. An auditorium full of people sitting thinking ‘how do you know that about me?’ That’s the thing with Brené. Her research is interesting. Her storytelling … More Mindfulness not your bag? Try paying attention.
Watch out #FOMO, there’s a new phrase in town! This morning I was experiencing #FOMO. You see, an #awesome bunch of people have descended on Bournemouth for the 2nd All About People Conference (#aapconf) and I’m not there. The topics and experiences they will discover, hack, reshape, create etc etc are, like, my jam! I mean, it’s ALL … More From #FOMO to #JOMO
Last week, thanks to The School of Life (TSOL) I was lucky enough to be in the same room as one of my (#nerdalert) academic idols. Amassing degrees from Harvard, Oxford and UPenn, Angela Duckworth completed her PhD under the tutelage of Marty Seligman, and is well on the way to cementing her place as Psychology royalty. Her … More Grit – the Hard Thing Rule
On a recent trip to Stockholm, one of our tourist stops was the Vasa Museet – a museum dedicated to the Vasa, a ship from 1628 that sunk 1,000m in to her maiden voyage. At the time, her sinking was thought to the result of her heavy artillery tipping the ship over. Today it is understood that the … More The ship Vasa – Celebrating Failure
No. No, no, no, no no. Nope. Nah. Definitely not. When was the last time you had this reaction? When was the last time you had this reaction and actually voiced it? A challenge I set for myself this year is to say No with more conviction. Not necessarily more often and not only to … More The Power of a positive No
Well, it’s not advice giving (phew!) and it’s not therapy. It is providing the time and space and plenty of challenging questions to explore certain areas of your life. These areas are not prescribed or preselected, they are your choice, and therefore selected and directed by you (the coachee).It might be exploring your value set. Perhaps you want to create … More Coaching – What is it?