Imposter syndrome anyone?

Imposter syndrome anyone?

I coach amazing people, women and men, all of them are clearly successful, clever, funny, most of them high achievers, but they all have one thing in common: they think they’ve got there because of luck. No matter how much evidence they are able to find to support...
Pausing for thought …

Pausing for thought …

In the last couple of months, I travelled a fair amount, spending a month in Japan with my family, dragging my 2 year old from place to place, then back to London and travelling again in the UK. Then I’m literally just landing to Heathrow now, coming back from...
How’s your Wabi-Sabi?

How’s your Wabi-Sabi?

As some of us rush into the Easter holiday weekend, I found myself walking along the river in Kyoto, appreciating a moment of wabi-sabi … Fallen leaves on the floor, pink cherry petals floating on the air, overcast sky, grey concrete buildings on the background,...
Mindfulness and modern leadership

Mindfulness and modern leadership

This morning I read an interesting article on how Harvard University is implementing mindfulness as oppose to a more standard stress management course to tackle well-being issues. You can read it here. I often encounter scepticism among leaders when I mention...
Do men and women lead differently?

Do men and women lead differently?

‘Look mummy, it’s a wife!’ – screamed my son cheerfully, whilst pointing to an image of a woman driving a tanker. ‘Ehm, she’s a woman, not necessarily a wife, darling. What makes you think she’s also a wife?’ My son is only 2 and half, so I didn’t quite get an answer...
Leading with kindness

Leading with kindness

I never understood the adjective ‘random’ when it comes to acts of kindness- I buy more into the say by the Dalai Lama : ‘Be kind whenever it’s possible. It’s always possible’. One of the things my husband and I try to constantly teach our 2 year-old son is to...
Your niche will find you

Your niche will find you

‘You have too many ideas- you need to narrow them down’ ‘As a coach, you need to find your niche’ ‘You do too many things. You will end up doing nothing well!’ These are some of the things friends and colleagues have been telling me for ever. Now, I have in part...
Inspiring a Culture of Development

Inspiring a Culture of Development

It’s the end of the week, and I’m getting ready to jump on a boat to go on holiday in France (we don’t do planes when we can do boats, it’s way more exciting!). I’m excited by the prospect of having a break from my laptop and seeing an...