It’s not CONFIDENCE it’s COURAGE

A recent survey reported on HuffPost 75% of adults are insecure, no afraid of Speaking in Public. Should make my job easy right — I teaching presentation skills. But those 75% who have to pitch and present would rather avoid, panic and hide if they have to do it. Where does that leave your business? How to [...]

The Story All Leaders Need to Tell: When the Outcome is Unknown….It’s a Gift

OMG! The sky is falling! Brexit is happening but no one knows what is next and everyone is feeding the fear.  We’re all gonna die!  Or are we? An inciting incident – an event in a story which cause disturbance, changing the pattern of the current reality also opens up a gap creating a portal [...]

3 Tips to Having Your Say: Creativity! Speak Out! and….a Banana?

In this market place there are 3 kinds of brands: Company Brands, Product Bands and Personal Brands. Break any business into all three. There’s the name of your company (Apple for instance) there’s the product (iPhone, Pod, Pad etc) and then the person associated with it (Steve Jobs past away 5th October 2011 nearly 7 years ago [...]

Tune into Your Vibe

Tune IN by Tuning OUT Just like a radio there is so much static interference from the noise and all the shiny yell-y seductive Freak-quencies, including your own ‘crap-channel’ disparaging berating ego driven voice.  Screaming false warnings and questioning everything like an OCD obsessive. Finding your authentic voice, speaking your truth, telling your story all [...]

Cut Loose and Dive In

I recently started to explore open water swimming.  It has been calling me for some while this need to immerse myself and challenge myself.  Once you are out in the Lake there is no where to touch down.  You have to keep going.  Reaching out, kicking …Breathing In our entrepreneurial journey or life adventure you [...]

Don’t be inspired BE INSPIRATIONAL!!!

“Let us also produce some bold act of our own –join the ranks of the most emulated.” --Seneca One of the things I hear every time I run a workshop, training or 1:1 coaching session is ‘I don’t have a story’ Yes you do!! Loads of them. ‘But my stories are boring or sad or [...]

THRESHOLD MOMENTS: Where the Best Stories are Found

THRESHOLD MOMENTS are those turning points in your life when you faced a difficult decision, life event or a surprising pivot which changed your life forever.   Your standing at the cross roads- literally –trying to decide which way to go. To the left the path of needles to the right the path of pins… that was [...]

What’s Your Story?

"...what I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have." Oprah Winfrey Golden Globes Speech for Lift Time Achievement Everybody has a story to tell.  Telling our story authentically; simply and truly is the most powerful tool we all have. So says Oprah; so say survivors of [...]

Shadow People …. come out of the DARK and into the LIGHT

I see you because I’ve been one of you.  You there in the shadows supporting someone else.  There in the margins seemingly unseen by those in the spotlight –you are the ones who see everything.  Your unique advantage gives you the opportunity to observe unobserved, so you see more than the big picture you see [...]

The Fear Factor!!

As actors, we were always told to turn pre-performance nerves into butterflies of excitement. Moving on from this –I’ve gone one better and always dive straight in and start swimming away before the fear catches up with me. Beating Fear by running like a manic or distracting doesn’t do much to build confidence –really because [...]