What’s wrong with me?

2019-11-12T21:26:14+00:00September 20th, 2019|

Nothing. Nothing at all. And I was reminded of this by reading this article by Lisa O’Neill, an Australian motivational speaker.  Her article points to the fact that we tend to focus on what’s wrong with us, rather than highlighting...

Can you imagine winning the lottery?

2019-09-19T11:42:14+00:00August 2nd, 2019|

You can? Well done, you are human - you have an imagination. Our minds work on images without us really trying and we are always visualising stuff, bad and good: we imagine the worst, we imagine winning the lottery.

Plan the work, work the plan

2019-09-23T11:56:06+00:00July 8th, 2019|

I’m currently feeling overwhelmed. Scratch that, since setting up in business six years ago, I’ve felt overwhelmed ALL THE TIME. Not always with huge numbers of clients knocking down the door, but with ALL THE WORK THAT NEEDS TO BE...

Tricks of the trade

2019-10-14T10:46:41+00:00July 8th, 2019|

Years ago, I found myself in a car park outside the BBC’s Television Centre, in front of a large broadcast camera, reporting on a story about a flood. It was fake news because I was actually taking part in a practical exercise for a rare BBC trainee...

Erm…

2019-09-23T12:06:40+00:00July 4th, 2019|

I received an email with an agony aunt style question this week, from someone who’d attended one of my half day sessions for boards, about stepping up as 'brand ambassadors'. She wanted helps with a common problem...

Smart engagement for Maria

2019-09-23T12:24:46+00:00June 16th, 2019|

Last week I ran my one-day ‘Make Yourself a Little Bit Famous at Work’ workshop, at a big company. I set up a choice of activities in the afternoon, you could take part in a panel discussion, deliver a short talk or make a video on...

Dust off your old dreams

2019-09-23T12:26:09+00:00June 15th, 2019|

I used to dabble in stand up comedy. Seriously! I trod the boards in rooms above pubs in London, attempting to make audiences, of at least seven people, laugh out loud. I wasn’t too bad and got invited to enter a national competition...

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