All Well Told Stories Transform Us…here’s how

In every story, in every life there comes a moment –and usually more than once, we come to that crossroads where a defining decision has to be made. The decision defines our next action. Life as we have known it cannot go on in the way it has; a fork in the road, a diagnosis, [...]

Is Your Talk Gender Inclusive?

Abby Wamback, former international football (soccer) champion and Olympic gold medalist was asked if her Leadership Presentation for a company would be applicable to men too. Good question! If only every male speaker, trainer and coach was asked if their message is applicable to women too. To do a gender audit of your presentation and [...]

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What story are you ready to let go of?

Let me ask you this: what is the story you are telling yourself that you are afraid –yes afraid to let go of? There is a lot of talk about impostor syndrome. The impostor story is based on feelings of not being good enough, unworthy, a fraud.  It’s a one-sided story the patriarchy peddles to [...]

Tell the Story for Change: How do you change perspectives?

Change is in the air seasonally, politically, academically and in business it's all about to change. In fact nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again with pure joy in the uprooting. This is where the change story starts --when it all falls down.  It's not drastic. Instead it is a powerful place [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]