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4 Mindset Shifts Essential to being a High-Performing Entrepreneur

My latest article for Entrepreneur Magazine: Have you heard that 80 percent of success is mindset? Listen to any top performer speak about their success, and the topic of mindset will usually arise in some form or another. Can you achieve success without having a strong mindset? In my experience, the answer is yes. To a [...]

By |2020-10-06T13:20:08+00:00October 6th, 2020|

4 Ways to Build a Culture that Supports a Future-Proof Business

My article for Entrepreneur Magazine. "Maintaining an effective culture is so important that it, in fact, trumps even strategy." This quote from Harvard Business School professor Howard Stevenson makes me wonder: How many of us have ever worked in a company that truly has a culture that inspires motivation and innovation from employees? The search for such a culture is what many may [...]

By |2020-08-28T16:12:35+00:00August 28th, 2020|

Authentic Power & Authentic Leadership

Many people talk about Authentic Leadership, but what does this really mean? It starts by doing the work to know who you are as a leader: a unique leader, with a unique identity. If we fail to do that and don't develop our own natural style, we risk 'imposter syndrome', exhaustion from being inauthentic to [...]

By |2020-08-07T12:38:35+00:00August 14th, 2020|

3 Reasons Why a Strong Purpose is a Good Business Idea

Most entrepreneurs enter that space because they want to create a positive impact on the world. They have a purpose and a mission. They see a problem; they find a way to solve it. The reasons why we do the things that we do are everything. However, it can be all too easy to lose [...]

By |2020-08-11T08:04:09+00:00August 11th, 2020|

New Paradigm of Leadership: It’s Time to Step Up

Can you remember strong examples of great leadership during your career? What about examples of bad leadership? Leadership is a concept that is difficult to define and means something different to everyone. But what we tend to define it by is what we already know or have experienced. Often, when I pose this question to [...]

By |2020-08-07T12:29:50+00:00August 7th, 2020|

When life gives you lemons…

When gives you lemons, what do you do with them? Fact of Life: we do not have control over everything in our life. We do not have control over other people, or situations that take us by surprise. Trying to control everything leads to one outcome. Stress. Hardly surprising as it is essentially a pointless [...]

By |2019-08-29T12:54:18+00:00August 29th, 2019|

The Certainties of Life: Death & Taxes

We are all aware that there are not many certainties in life. We all, however, know one thing: we will one day die. Death is probably not something that we think about often when we are young, thinking that we have all the time in the world, that it will come at a far off [...]

By |2019-07-05T09:13:35+00:00July 8th, 2019|

The Meaning of Transformation

Do you recognise either of the following types of person? The people who have managed to make money (seemingly effortlessly) doing something they LOVE to do? And they seem happy in ALL areas of their life? (probably the minority) People who are ‘successful’ by what society deems to be successful but are unhappy, maybe even [...]

By |2019-07-05T08:38:19+00:00June 29th, 2019|

Old Father Time

In the modern world, we are acutely conscious of the passage of time – the beauty industry is centred around delaying the signs of ageing, we want to achieve goals by a certain age, we measure all of our human relationships through the passing of time.  Why are we all so obsessed with time?  How [...]

By |2019-07-05T08:44:23+00:00June 29th, 2019|

Change Creates Chaos… or does it?

I learned an interesting fact about myself the other day. I held the deeply rooted belief that change creates chaos. When I think back on it, it’s certainly not surprising that I feel like that. I remember clearly my meditation teacher saying 5 years ago ‘before any new structure falls into place, there is always chaos.’ [...]

By |2019-07-05T08:52:14+00:00June 26th, 2019|