Tag Archives: inspiration

Would you aim to be a zero?

Have you ever read something that is so counter-intuitive that you have to go back and read it again? That happened to me recently whilst reading Chris Hadfield‘s book ‘An astronaut’s guide to life on Earth‘. Chapter nine is entitled … Continue reading

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Would you like to have truly great thoughts?

Last week, I was in the beautiful Leutasch Valley in Austria and it was glorious. We had fantastic weather, stayed in a great hotel, and the scenery was stunning. We walked above a deep gorge, across Alpine meadows full of … Continue reading

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The value of not hiding our flaws

One of my clients – let’s call him Ben – is a great manager. His team love working for him, he builds great working relationships with other departments and he has the full support and respect of his manager. We … Continue reading

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Recovering from a bad day – lessons from long jumping, ballroom dancing and American football

After a busy day earlier this week, I settled down with a cuppa and watched a few minutes of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a spin off from the main … Continue reading

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From August 2011: What makes you come alive?

I’m taking a screen break for a couple of weeks so am bringing you a couple of August archive posts – this week, it’s the turn of What makes you come alive? There’s no denying the fact that we are … Continue reading

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Would Shakespeare have made a good coach?

This Saturday marks the four hundredth anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. Seeing as the playwright created many of the sayings which we take for granted, I thought it might be interesting to imagine what he may have had … Continue reading

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I can and I will – Nadiya Jamir Hussain

After last week’s post about Scott Dinsmore, a couple of my coaching clients emailed me to tell me how they’d been inspired by Nadiya Jamir Hussain. Nadiya is the winner of BBC’s Great British Bake Off 2015 and in the … Continue reading

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