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What story structure works for your business?

One of the most famous Storytelling structures of all time is Joseph Campbell’s hero’s journey. The original has 13 stages and follows a hero’s trials and triumphs along a key journey that ultimately leads back home (or to the new world home) with an elixir or lessons...

Introducing the AIR assessment

A few years ago I took the step to niche down in my business. Before then I was floundering around (as a lot of small biz owners do!) I had a broad message and wasn’t owning my expertise. Since taking the plunge and focusing on verbal communication and speaking,...

The recipe for creative thinking

We are in the final furlong of the summer holidays and I must say, slowing down has been so good for the mind, body and soul.  When I was away at a holiday park in Dorset, there was no wifi in the caravans and patchy reception at best. This environment (which I...

The lowdown on speaking income streams

One thing I get asked about a lot is how you can make a profitable business from becoming a ‘speaker.’ And the thing is, traditional speaking (where you give a talk on a real life or virtual stage) is just one string to your speaking bow. Did you know that there are...

Why mottos are the driving force

As I write this I’m just about to sign off completely for the first time in well over a year for some much needed downtime with my kids. If you run your own business I am sure you know that switching off completely is far from easy. But I’ve contacted all my private...
Reintroducing The Stand Out and Speak Intensive!

Reintroducing The Stand Out and Speak Intensive!

A few months ago I referred to Rasha Rushdy’s quote ‘You will do it again, and you will do it better every time.’ That quote is ringing true for me this week. In 2019 off the back of my annual conference I launched my first ever intensive. Back then I had a clear idea...

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What’s your biggest motivational driver?

What’s your biggest motivational driver?

It’s been go go go this week as a few big life things have come into alignment. I’m moving through the divorce process, getting ready to put my house on the market and embark on a new chapter. This is all happening at a point of business growth (which is amazing but a...

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Top tips on what you need right now

Top tips on what you need right now

Thank you so much to everyone that completed my recent survey. I’m so grateful for you taking the time to give me your feedback on what’s most important to you right now. The results are in and I’m announcing the winner of the 30 minute stand out strategy session!...

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New services coming!

New services coming!

I’ve been beavering behind the scenes for a while now on new ways of working with my clients. After working with people in group programmes, workshops and one to ones, some key themes have emerged. I’ve taken all this insight and put it into my AIR system. I’ll be...

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TEDx curation behind the scenes

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...

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3 strategies to overcome fear of visibility

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 my...

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Are you overlooking your secret weapon to success?

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 messages...

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