Loss, Love and Rollercoasters

Loss, Love and Rollercoasters

All in one week! Deep loss I have just lost a dear friend, Aveen, to cancer. She was 57, beautiful inside and outside. She left behind a “feisty” 16 year old daughter, a “hero” husband (in her own words) and many heartbroken friends. She left in style, planning her departure ...
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Be Bold, Authentic and Kind

Be Bold, Authentic and Kind

When I started my blog 2 years ago on the theme of “What have I Learnt today”, I underestimated the commitment needed to make it a consistent and regular practice. Putting myself on the line was a bold statement at the time and the beginning of an extraordinary journey of ...
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A random act of kindness

A random act of kindness

What drives someone to perform a random act of kindness beyond “normal boundaries”? Here is a recent true story that blew my mind off. My dear friend Bob has just returned to Edinburgh, when he discovered he forgot his car keys, in a hotel in Dublin. As he got on ...
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An Extraordinary Commitment

An Extraordinary Commitment

Making the impossible more possible was the purpose of our retreat in Iseo Lago (Italy) at the end of September. And creating a community of extra-ordinary women who would support each other on this journey. I spent 3 extra-ordinary days with 12 extra-ordinary women, facilitating the retreat with the amazing ...
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Leveraging your strengths for high performance and success

Leveraging your strengths for high performance and success

“Success does not lead to happiness.  Happiness leads to success” was the thread of my Strengths workshop at a recent team offsite event.  A great team of investment bankers exploring their common and different strengths and how to leverage them for individual happiness and greater team success. We don’t often ...
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Delayed gratification – The longer it takes, the longer it lasts…

Delayed gratification – The longer it takes, the longer it lasts…

When was the last time you resisted the urge to respond before someone finished their sentence? Or wait for your turn in a discussion or a meeting?   Or delayed replying to an email or text you thought was urgent? Or that just appeared in your inbox? In my daily job, ...
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Are you paying attention to your attention?

Are you paying attention to your attention?

The importance of our attention to the quality of our lives has received increasing attention in recent times, with lots of research on the topic. In his book, “Focus”, Daniel Goleman argues that the link between attention and excellence remains hidden most of the time, yet, it affects almost everything ...
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What have I learnt today? That all great things start with Trust and Love!

What have I learnt today? That all great things start with Trust and Love!

I have just come back from the EMCC Coaching conference in Edinburgh and reflecting on what I learnt in the process. Karyn Prentice and Elaine Patterson’s workshop on ”Falling back in love with reflection” stimulated my brain, but also my heart. I made a commitment there and then, that I ...
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