Generosity in the time of Covid 19

Charles Dickens begins his novel, A Tale Of Two Cities, set during the French Revolution with, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity …”...

New Year’s Resolutions?

A little over one twelfth of the year is over. I  reflect, as a life, career and leadership coach, on New Year’s resolutions, why we often don’t keep them, and what we can do to change that pattern. Collins defines a New Year’s resolution as the making “of a...

I am powerful

This is the true joy in life, being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one: being a force of nature instead of a feverish, selfish little clod of ailments and grievances, complaining that the world will not devote itself to making you happy. ~George...

Time to let go

” Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. ” We tend not to like endings. Beginnings are so much more attractive, yet, whenever we begin something new something in our lives is also ending. William Bridges, expert on change and...

Finding Direction …

I think we have all known what it is to feel lost; to come to a place where there are no roads. As disorienting as that can be, the potential for growth is enormous. We can no longer find old solutions to familiar problems or bask in the status quo. Something needs to...

Something significant in your life is changing …

Sometime we choose change: graduate from university; gap year in Europe; marriage; accept a new job with a better salary package; change careers; choose to take a retirement package ….. Sometimes, change is thrust upon us:  a partner leaves; a mysterious...

Are you ready

Sometimes we want something to change, but we keep stalling, finding excuses, thinking that if we just plug on in the way we have been doing, eventually some breakthrough will come –  in our career; our relationships; our health; our business; our dreams …...

Celebrate the feminine

Late one Saturday evening  a young man, recently paralysed and rendered mute in an accident, is at the wedding reception  of a relative. A young woman, name and details unknown to him, is sitting on his lap. She’s stroking his face; kissing; crying; saying...

Follow your dreams – You’re worth it

Are you a leader wondering if the vision you have for your life, your organization, and the larger purpose you want to serve, is ever going to materialize, or if it really matters? If the answer is “yes” then there may be a message for you from The Shawshank...