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 [...]

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 [...]

Ditch the Pitch Learn a One-Minute Story: It’s all about you – ME=WE

Everybody is always banging on about their 60 Seconds in which they try to cram in as many of their features and benefits as possible. Or their Elevator Pitch. Which usually sound like an advert full of bogus brags and empty promises.  When was the last time you took an elevator with a prospect? Ditch [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Aspirational Storytelling: Before a Life Event, there’s an Aspiration

Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson's feat of free climbing the Dawn Wall was a vision which Tommy had dreamed ... Life events are threshold moments in every life where the story changes in place, situation or state of being. Sometimes these are planned. Sometimes they occur as a choice put in motion by other [...]

Pitching the Apps!

Get ready to learn a whole new language APPlied in an unscripted competition show, which follows enterprising hopefuls as they pitch new in some cases bizarre phone applications to a panel of celebrity judges. Welcome to Apple’s answer to the Dragons Den Shark Tank Apprentice PLANET OF THE APPS. Now on Apple TV. These apps range [...]