Nature vs Nurture rages on

Nature vs Nurture; don’t stop me now A lecture at the home of Science in Great Britain I want to break free from this debate because I thought I had made-up my mind some years ago, by studying the work of Eric Berne and enjoying ‘I’m OK You’re OK’ by Thomas Harris.  I...

My dream just came true

Here’s how, in just 5 steps! In business and beyond we are encouraged to have a goal.  For many years I set myself goals over 3 and 5 years.  I achieved many of them, so long as I was single-minded and prepared to work hard.  But one day in 1995 a Finance Director...

Festival of Cancer

I write about all the events I go to, so here we go……….Cancer.   At 23 Sophie Trew was told she had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  “It was terrifying.”  Today she is recovering from hosting the second Trewfields Festival on an idyllic farm in Surrey.  This festival is her...

Women Rule the World

Can I tell you a short story about Inspiring Girl Power?   It’s a Wednesday …… Tomorrow my daughter’s ‘recovery’ goes to a new level.  Billie and I will present from the same stage, talking about Self-confidence & Empowering Women.  180 female...

Mindfulness & Art

/ˈmʌɪn(d)f(ʊ)lnəs/ & /ɑːt/   Can we use Art to get out of own head?   Last week I made my way to a lecture in a tranquil corner of the UCL campus in London.  Running late along busy corridors, I was immediately struck by the calm that filled the gallery of...

The gender pay gap debate is a Red Herring

I’m sorry, but as a trainer in people development, I have to call it out. The gender pay gap debate is a Red Herring The gender pay gap is high on the agenda in the media, in the boardroom and on the shop floor.  But is it just hiding the real issue?  Is it taking our...

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