Journey of Audacity: Embracing Adventure and Challenge 

Welcome to the last newsletter of the year, delving into the audacious experiences of 2023 and drawing valuable lessons from them. At the start of the year, a prediction of adventure and challenge was made by my coach, and indeed, it has come to pass. And through this journey, I’ve gathered profound insights that I’m excited to share with you

Let it Flow – Seven Lessons from one week in Ghana

Last month I had the privilege of travelling to Ghana with my daughter Carly. We spent an unforgettable week working alongside @Genevieve and her remarkable social impact platform, @Elev-Eight, exploring various community projects.  It was a life-changing experience. Here are some lessons I learned.  One for each day.

7 Years. 7 Audacious Lessons.

Last month I celebrated 7 years of Adaptaa in business.  Time flies when you’re making an impact! When I founded the company, I gave myself 2 years to make it. And if not, I was going to return to trading and investing other people’s money.  I’m delighted I never had to consider Plan B. Throughout […]

Kindness – an underestimated business strategy?   

In my experience, the most effective leaders, those who inspire loyalty in their teams and foster an atmosphere of trust in their organisations, have a surprising trait in common: Kindness. What’s more, I believe it’s because this trait is rare in corporate culture, standing in opposition to growth-at-all costs orthodoxy, that it is so powerful.  The current […]

Achieving effortlessly – the challenge of turning effort into ease

As a lifelong workaholic, a trait that has driven me to become successful in banking and coaching, but at no small personal cost, my aspiration now is to do less, effortlessly. If Malcolm Gladwell was right about the ’10,000 hours’ theory of expertise he put forward in his 2008 book Outliers [arguing that “Practice isn’t […]

When the most audacious question is a ‘stupid’ question

What stops people from asking the most audacious and important questions is often a fear of seeming stupid.But one of the best business lessons I ever received came from a mentor I had during my banking career.He said to me “If you cannot explain an investment in the language that a 7-year-old child would understand, […]