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...

Don’t be so dramatic, but add more drama

Not so long ago we were prey as well as predator.  It was at this time that our Amygdala, deep in both hemispheres of the brain, developed super sensitivity to sudden changes in circumstance; a loud bang, a menacing growl or a piercing scream.  We learned to trust our...

Hugging strangers in Saudi

Who d’a thought it?   As a British man I like some personal space.  But as a sportsman and team player I welcome a warm embrace after a titanic struggle on the sports field.  Yesterday, at the close of play of our two-day Negotiation Skills training course in Jeddah,...

You are a psychopath… or at least you should be

“Black-Box Thinking” at the Royal Institute of Great Britain  This is psychology sex.  A study of psychopaths that helps you become more successful………….by being a psychopath!  SAS man Andy McNab and Experimental Psychologist Kevin Dutton had my attention. ...

The Secret of Spontaneity

What I learned from Improv The anxiety started the moment confirmation pinged into my in-box.  “I am pleased to tell you that you are now enrolled onto the Hoopla Improv Performance course.”  Hurray.  The fact I was enrolled onto a beginner’s course highlighted that I...

Under the Abaya (part two)

Landing at Riyadh Airport, watchful and alert, I put on the Abaya and headscarf. Our Arabic air steward smiled at me and nodded reassuringly. It surprised me. As I walked through the airport, the flowing black robe and chiffon scarf felt graceful, modest and curiously...

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