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The Joy of Work

This morning my nine-year-old son chose to get up at 6am because he wanted to work on his first ever project before school. As I lazed around reading a book and leaving him to it, I was quietly freaking out that he might somehow do something disastrous to my laptop. But when I came out Read More

What an Unconference Isn’t

Just over a week ago, I had THE MOST AMAZING experience. I went to an unconference. Now if I told you I went to a conference, you may or may not want to hear about it. But if I told you I went to an unconference, nine times out of ten I know what you’ll Read More

What on earth IS efficiency coaching?.  Some of you have asked me what efficiency coaching actually is. Good question! I work with entrepreneurs and professionals who want to make the best possible use of their time and energy, so they can have more success, more freedom and more money – with less overwhelm and stress Read More

Happy happy new year to you! I hope 2017 has treated you well so far. Thanks for joining me here again. we have so much to talk about. How was your holiday? (I know you’ve probably been asked a gazillion times by now.) It’s great that people care. It can be lovely to bring that Read More

Sneak Peak….

Howdy! I hope you’re feeling fine and dandy as we make the sliiiiiide into holidays. I’ve been rather quiet on this blog recently – I started 2016 with great intentions (don’t we all??) and things didn’t quite pan out as planned. And you know what? That is just fine. Instead of stressing about what I’m Read More

Years ago, when I was writing my PhD thesis, I went to the library in a fit of desperation. My main PhD supervisor had left the country permanently in what appeared, to me, to be a fairly dramatic move to avoid reading my drafts. If it was that dire that someone had to move to the Read More

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Choose Your Own Adventure

[et_pb_section admin_label=”section”][et_pb_row admin_label=”row”][et_pb_column type=”4_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left” use_border_color=”off” border_color=”#ffffff” border_style=”solid”] Do you remember those choose-your-own-adventure books? The ones where you don’t read right to the end – every few pages you have decisions to make, so the book reads like a different story each time? I’ve been reading one of those with my son. Frankly Read More

Hello there! Recently I posted a story on this blog about a conversation I had with my 6-year-old niece. She’s a smart, optimistic, big picture thinker – and what she taught me about dreams and vision has reshaped the way I think about my life, and about my business. (If you haven’t already seen that Read More

Earlier this year, I was sitting on the beach with my then six-year-old niece. We were watching her sister and cousin shrieking and boogie-boarding, catching some pretty cool (in both senses) Dunedin waves. Miss 6 was a little despondent, having been unceremoniously dumped by one of those waves. So there we were, hanging out together Read More