When our relationships are going well, they’re a source of unequalled joy but when they’re not, they inevitably cause us worry and hurt. In an ideal world, we would always listen and communicate from the best part of ourselves and we’d monitor our behaviour when…

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Posted in: Wellbeing

Have you ever noticed that some of the most clever, creative women are the ones we don’t see enough of? In business, they often hold themselves back from self-promotion and they’re too humble to tell you how good they are for fear of overstating it….

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Posted in: Career

In Bronnie Ware’s book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying, the number one regret expressed by people as they near the end of their lives is, “I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected…

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Posted in: Purpose

Lindy Lloyd is actually one of my dearest friends. She was a client many moons ago but for over a decade now, our relationship has been just a personal one. We met through another lovely friend, Kate, who kindly shared Lindy’s details when I asked for…

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Posted in: Interviews

When we start doubting ourselves, we often look outwardly and measure how well we’re doing against another person’s idea of success. We forget that the answer to the question, “What makes a life well-lived?” can be found within. Genuine confidence comes from discovering what’s right…

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Posted in: Mindfulness

I work with clever, creative and interesting clients. They’re good at what they do (even if they’re not always crazy about their current roles) but many have a habit of harsh self-judgement. Negative self-talk happens to all of us, but it’s often more common in…

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Posted in: Wellbeing

Anthea and I met in late 2011 when I was interviewed about meditation on The Circle. As it turned out, we later discovered we have friends and clients in common and we live about five minutes from one another. Anthea is one of those warm and…

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Posted in: Interviews

The conversations I have with my clients are not just about what career move is next or what kind of business they’ll start but also how to live with purpose and meaning. Like many people I work with, I had the limited view that contribution should be…

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Posted in: Purpose

Often, there’s a theme to the client conversations I’m having. Last week, that theme was fear. Mostly, we’re not speaking about big fears but rather, everyday worries that keep us from living courageous and fulfilling lives. It’s the small fears that hold us back most. Like…

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According to a study conducted by Gallup a few years ago, only 20% of people can say that they genuinely enjoy their careers. It’s important to define what the researchers mean when they use the term ‘career’. It’s not only paid work that counts. Whatever…

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Posted in: Career