Keep calm and praise

Keep calm and praise

Often, when coaching leaders on how to engage employees, I am asked: ‘So, how am I supposed to behave as a leader during stressful and high pressure times?’ It’s not easy to keep having compassionate communications and behave authentically when under extreme...
What yoga teaches you about conscious leadership

What yoga teaches you about conscious leadership

Last weekend I finally finished my Yoga teacher training diploma, after 2 years of very intense work. I remember enrolling in the course when I was still on mat leave from my last corporate job, thinking that I would have had the mental and physical space to carry on...
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...
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...
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...