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Kokoro Consultancy is 1!

Kokoro Consultancy is 1!

August 2019 is the month when we celebrate our first birthday. Long live Kokoro! It's been an amazing ride: it all started with a conversation and an idea around authenticity. That then became a mission: bringing more humanity back into workplaces and everyday life....

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Mind your language!

Mind your language!

The other day I was teaching a yoga class and giving lots of precise instructions. At least, I felt they were precise! I consciously tried not to use negative language such as ‘Don’t do that…or You don’t want to …’. Instead, I opted for words such ‘Avoid  doing xxx or...

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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...

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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...

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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 be...

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You are not supposed to look like anyone else …

You are not supposed to look like anyone else …

#mentalhealthawarenessweek2019 This year the topic is body image. The girl in the picture above is me at 15. I had just won my first TaeKwonDo Italian Championship, and without being fully aware of it, I had just started a long journey as an international competitive...

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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,...

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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...

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Workshop: Build resilience, nurturing your Kokoro

Workshop: Build resilience, nurturing your Kokoro

So excited to be delivering a series of workshops on resilience from the 15th of May 2019, at the Voewood, a boutique shop in the heart of Blackheath, London SE. Inspired by Japanese culture, I have designed 6 workshops focused on exploring our Kokoro, a Japanese word...

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Mindfulness is my antidote to multitasking

Mindfulness is my antidote to multitasking

Let’s admit it: multitasking is dead! I used to boost about my ability to multitask- I mean, really MULTItask- I now condemn it. (Well, maybe that is a too strong word.) But read on, please: I woke up early today (5.30am) thanks to my son, who then actually went...

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