February 8, 2020

I reached a milestone in early 2020.  Being someone who is more energised by looking forward to the next challenge it is not often that I stop to celebrate achievements.  In this case I am going to make an exception for two reasons.  Firstly, while it has been a slow b...

January 26, 2020

There is something rather special about buttons.  They have been around for thousands of years as a practical solution to keeping clothes in position.  In more recent centuries buttons had become a fashion accessory in their own right.  They have survived the onslaught...

December 10, 2019

Thinking about your Thinking (TAYT) has become something of a 'brand' for me.  It came to me from two separate directions.

Firstly, I was considering what phrase might link the coaching, facilitiation and training services that I offer.  I realised that TAYT applied to...

October 2, 2019

So many coaching conversations revolve around the narratives that clients use to describe themselves and their behaviours. These are based on their beliefs which are often perceived, and shared, as facts.  These narratives (you might prefer the word story or script) ar...

September 3, 2019

While on vacation in Spain one of our luxuries is making time for coffee and tostada con tomate.  Part of that luxury is simply in the slowing down for breakfast while the taste experience is something to enjoy too.  Coffee, is something we choose not to have much of a...

July 10, 2019

I am facilitating a discussion about coaching and its association with systems thinking at a local Community of Practice meeting in Hampshire this week.  All sorts of things are floating around my mind about information and activities that I can share with attendees to...

June 6, 2019

I recently went to see ‘Muse’ on their ‘Simulation Theory’ tour at the London Stadium with my wife and our friends.  What a great experience; multisensory hedonism at its very best!  A fantastic show, great atmosphere, and an excellent venue.  All shared with great fri...

May 1, 2019

I recently heard the documentary and film director Peter Kosminsky talking about his work with composer Debbie Wiseman.  One of Kosminsky’s methods bought back memories of reading and watching Wolf Hall and prompted me to reflect on my leadership coaching practice…

I do...

April 24, 2019

I am delighted to be involved in the Find a Coach pilot run by Clore Social for leaders in the social sector.  You can find more details about this scheme at through this link. .  Clore Social asked for some blog content from me in support of promoting find a coach whi...

March 29, 2019

Yep, March 29th should be a day signalling momentous change in the UK with it being the scheduled date for our departure from the European Union.  Whether a leaver or a remainer it is a date that has loomed large, being approached with either delight or trepidation.  H...

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