Shiny and New

Just before Christmas I hosted an event where a management team reviewed their 90 Days Of Massive Action projects and declared their goals for 2020. One said something that really struck a chord. ‘You know when you get a new car, how well you look after it? That’s how I’m looking after this training.’ It’s the […][...]

20 ways to make 2020 your best year ever – LIVE

But not just yet… I like writing. But love presenting. In the past I’ve created lots of ‘ways to’ newsletters. This year I’m doing something a little different. Rather than write, I’m going to present my 20 ways… in a live webinar. It will last for 59 minutes, take place at 6pm on Thursday January […][...]

The Ego has Landed

We were being driven to a venue for a tech set up and sound check on Monday night when Christine suddenly exclaimed, ‘Wow, look at that!’ I was searching for the Newcastle United team news and my head was buried in my mobile. If it wasn’t for Mrs H’s eagle eye I could have missed […][...]

I’ve run out of words

I was talking to a coaching client this week who confessed that often, as she gets towards the end of a day, she feels like she’s literally run out of words. Know that feeling? The average person speaks 16,000 words per day. Bearing in mind that over 15,000 people read these newsletters, that’s an amazing […][...]

Time for some abscission

Last weekend Christine looked out of the window and declared, ‘Oh no, they’re all gone’. I wasn’t sure if she was referring to the neighbours, the cars or the sheep! Turns out she was talking about the leaves. It’s not like it’s a surprise; leaves leave trees. But why so quick? It’s down to abscission, […][...]


Kindness is one of the most amazing qualities a person can have. And it costs…? Nothing. So why is it such an effort (for some people) to be kind? I think I’ve worked it out. Perhaps it’s harder to be kind than (no, not nasty) neutral. No one thinks they’re being nasty… ignoring a homeless […][...]

My Billion Dollar Dream

I always sleep with a notepad and pen close to hand. I’ve remembered important information, have come up with creative ideas and documented some pretty whacky dreams. Last weekend, Christine looked at my pad and asked what I’d been writing. I had no idea. Could it have been a billion-dollar idea I’d had during my sleep? After […][...]

I apologise

Please don’t ever say those words. If you need to say you’re sorry – say, ‘I’m sorry’. Last week I had a telephone conversation with Blood Donors.  They called me. I do want to give blood. I know how important it is to give blood. Unfortunately, right now they won’t take my blood as I’ve had regular acupuncture. In my experience, when Blood Donors call, their […][...]

7 signs of maturity

1. You forgive more often 2. You respect difference 3. You’re critical less and open-minded more 4. You don’t compare yourself to others 5. You find the good in people and speak nicely about them behind their backs 6. You choose to be happy, humble and helpful 7. You speak when you can make a difference […][...]


‘I’m nervcited’. I heard this yesterday when I was sharing tools on how to instantly turn being nervous to being excited. It’s new word created by the daughter of one my clients as she was about to start her first term at ‘big school’. I think it’s lovely. When exploring your state, there’s not much difference […][...]

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