9 Going On 19 – Featured In Bampton Beam

It was wonderful to see the Bampton Beam drop on the mat last week. The front cover caught my eye! It was a fabulous photo of a young girl all dressed up for the recent Shirt Race charity fund...

Blame Game

I am going to hold me hands up and say I used to be really be brilliant at the blame game. (I am pleased to say I am a lot better now!) As soon as anything went wrong I looked to see whose fault it...

Jacinda Ardern – Unquestionable Integrity

The first time I became really aware of Jacinda was when there was publicity around the birth of her child. It hit the headlines because I believe she is the first ever Prime Minister to have a...

9 Going On 19

There is no manual when it comes to raising children. We hope we get it right, some of the time, at the very least! Whilst it can give us great joy it can also be a...

Influencing Our Own Happiness

I was overjoyed when friends and acquaintances expressed how much they had enjoyed my last article! They told me that it was thought provoking and interesting. I felt genuinely happy. Why did it...

What Is Your Story?

One of the truths about positive living is to be authentically you and own every aspect of who you are. The alternative is to pretend to be something you are not and spend...

Values & Purpose

Values are activities, behaviours, beliefs, qualities or goals that are important to you. ​They effect your choices and satisfaction with the outcomes of these...

Searching For More Happiness

Did you know you can become a happier person by nurturing relationships, practicing gratitude and trying new experiences? And the benefits include having...

Comparing Ourselves To Others

We all do it! I do it without even realising I do it! My coach is always pulling me up on it!!! Examples might be when I see a post on Instagram and this little voice says...

Holiday Architects – My Kind Of People

At the end of last year I had the absolute pleasure of working with my amazing clients at Holiday Architects in Cheltenham. These vivacious, life loving, food mad, lovers of Africa were a joy...

“Just” Say No!

For years I started most emails with, "just". "I just wanted to check you were still OK to deliver that document on Thursday". "I just wanted to check you were OK to babysit next week" or whatever...

Women In Leadership Within Education

I am absolutely thrilled to be working on the Women in leadership project. The project is an initiative run by the Home Office to increase leadership skills within women in education...

Flying High Out Of My Comfort Zone

Yesterday I not only stepped out of my comfort zone but I flew out of it!! We are naturally creates of habit. Most of us enjoy routine which can give us a sense of being in control. But, when we...

Change Of Season

I love the Autumn. I love the freshness of the air, the change of colour on the trees and it often feels like a time of new beginnings. Don't get me wrong I am not particularly looking forward to...

Personal And Professional Successes

I haven't been very good at acknowledging my own successes and achievements both personally and professionally but coaching has given me the confidence to change that. I am really chuffed to say...

An Unexpected Gift

I have ambitious plans for 2017. Things I really want to do and achieve. I got back to work in the New Year really charged up and motivated. I started the year with a fantastic kick-off meeting...

Taster Sessions Coming In January

Watch this space because in January I will be running a series of workshops to help you kick start your year. We will look at New Year's resolutions past and present and understand why we...

Tilt – Assessment Profiling

People can be competent, talented, driven and really smart, but still show up with a personality that triggers counterproductive dynamics in teams. We call this the missing metric because it's...

Managing Millennials

Millennials are dictating the culture of the workplace. We should be cautious about the dangers of generation stereotyping and take the time to get to know our staff on a more personal level...

Blame Culture In Business

You’re late for an important meeting. The traffic is terrible. Every traffic light is red. First impressions count, right? But now you’re going to be late. You’re going to look unprofessional and...