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TEDx curation behind the scenes

Last year I was honoured to be asked to become the curator for a brand new TEDx event. I jumped at the opportunity and have been on an awesome ride since. The event was due to happen at the Midlands Art Centre in Birmingham in October last year but was postponed due...

3 strategies to overcome fear of visibility

Last year, after a long hiatus, I rediscovered my love of mixing house music and the pure joy it gives me. I’m a complete amateur, self taught, and am learning as I go but I faced the fears I had and took action when I realised this was a passion I wanted back in...

Are you overlooking your secret weapon to success?

I’ve spent many years cultivating a superpower but it’s only been in the last year or so that I have been able to truly harness it. That superpower is the art of storytelling.  I used to coach and train leaders to deliver complex, often quite dull and boring...

Why the time is now

It happened about 3am a few weeks ago.  I sat bolt upright in my bed after having one of those half asleep dreams. Ideas came pouring into my head coupled with an overwhelming sense to take action. I was wide awake and reaching for the nearest notepad to feverishly...

Why critical feedback is awesome

Over the past few weeks I’ve been chatting to some peeps in the DMs. A lot of people find me after watching my TEDx talk, and I get feedback from some that it isn’t the best talk they have seen. It has flaws and it lacks focus and technique. (if you haven’t seen...
The key to keeping going

The key to keeping going

The blur of January has now moved into a new month and with the announcements last week that schools aren’t going back till at least mid March it can be a little overwhelming. Whatever your situation, I know that you will most likely be feeling it right now. There is...

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One key step to sharing your story

One key step to sharing your story

How are you doing? Amidst the craziness of lockdown juggling I had a coaching call with a client the other day. We have been working on various strategies for him to hone in on his areas of expertise and pursue corporate and customer opportunities. One thing he isn’t...

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How to overcome your visibility blockers

How to overcome your visibility blockers

Blimey, what a week it’s been! There we all were ready to start the new year with a bang and 2021 pulled the rug from beneath our feet before we had even stepped on it!  I’ve just come up for air from homeschooling, trying to keep my kids from beating each other up...

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How to build your 2021 manifesto

How to build your 2021 manifesto

Happy New Year!  I hope that you had a lovely Xmas and despite the social and health challenges we have faced this year that you were able to be connected with those close to you.  I have a question for you. Instead of thinking about new year’s resolutions…. Have you...

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The big dreamy goal plan

The big dreamy goal plan

How are you at setting goals? If you do set them do you find it hard to stick to them? I have done in the past. And I have found that adding feelings and meaning to my goals helps me stick to them a hell of a lot more!  A few weeks ago I shared a top wins exercise...

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Top wins of 2020

Top wins of 2020

How are you doing in the lead up to xmas?  It’s been a crazy year and it’s always good to reflect on what you have achieved. I think 2020 has been such a rollercoaster for us all, we often forget just how far we’ve come.  Have you done that? I sat down last week and...

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How to keep going in tough times

How to keep going in tough times

I’m now 10 days into isolation with my kids and it’s been a pretty awesome learning experience. I’ve lost my cool on many occasions, felt frustrated with the lack of physical and mental headspace and completely bombed as a teacher again!  But there have been some wins...

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What to do when life throws you curveballs

What to do when life throws you curveballs

Last Thursday my two kids were told to isolate for two weeks due to a dinner lady at their school testing positive for Covid (she is doing ok, which is great news.) She ‘may’ have been in contact with 500 children in the canteen and so nearly the whole school has...

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How to expand your comfort zones

How to expand your comfort zones

I’m still coming down from my high from the weekend.  I did my first ever live house DJ set on live radio! I was wayyyy out of my comfort zone in saying yes to this opportunity. I’m completely self taught and used to spin vinyl. But in lockdown I tapped back into my...

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