Blog & Insight

July 31, 2021
How do you get out of the corner when you're backed into it?

"How do I get out of a corner when I'm backed into it by a supplier or stakeholder?" was a question during a recent lunch & learn on the topic of the missing link in negotiations (the recording will be available on Wednesday 4th August). As I share in my poem 'from not knowing to […]

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July 30, 2021
Why do I have to change?

In much of my training I encourage delegates to adapt their style to that of their stakeholders. A common response to this is to say "but why do I have to change - why can't the other person adapt their style to mine." My response is that you don't have to change anything if what you're doing […]

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July 26, 2021
Is perfection setting you back?

Perfection is such a hard task master. One that drains energy, laughter, inspiration and life out of any situation. Of course it would - it's an impossible target constantly whispering "more, more". With pareto being a great guide - where you'll get 80% of the outcome with 20% of the effort and the remaining 20% […]

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July 21, 2021
How to get out of the creek when you're up it without a paddle

As I shared in my poem 'from not knowing to knowing what to do': "It is our conventional eyes that are seeing the lack of optionsUnconventional looking gives permission to act ‘as if’ there’s other ways to view the situationTo believe there’s a solution, or even multiple solutions, out there" In this respect when you're […]

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July 19, 2021
Landscaping Your Life Podcast

That's the Landscaping Your Life Podcast now live every Monday sharing tools and insight on how to see situations you're grappling with from a different perspective. Each episode has: A quick tip if you've only got 5 minutes to listen, A metaphorical exploration to find solutions you'd not thought of when you're stuck - using […]

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July 11, 2021
Does your organisation act as if it's in a war or in a garden? What about you?

How do you experience your life? An up hill battle Plain sailing A fight for life or death Like a rose A battle to be won at all costs An open road Being captain of the star ship Enterprise A war - with constant battles  A race - and if so is it the 100m […]

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July 5, 2021
Be careful what you wish for with maverick spend

Caroline Myss, one of my favourite authors, tells us “each word is a universe”, or perhaps easier to get our head around “words have power”. That is, every word we use has power to help us find a solution, or to keep us firmly stuck in a ground hog day-esque “not this again” cycle. Every […]

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July 4, 2021
Paths & Destinations virtual retreat

If you're in need of a life reboot or refresh why not attend my first Paths & Destinations virtual retreat for women on 28/29th July. There will be a men only retreat in August or later in the year so do get in touch if you'd like me to send you details when it's all […]

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June 16, 2021
You're interested in coaching but...

You may be one answer away from engaging me as your coach, and yet asking the question to get that answer is easier said than done. Instead you're stuck in a holding pattern of knowing coaching will help get you back on track, and still wondering if I'm the one for you. Here's some answers […]

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June 14, 2021
What's your niche?

I'd like to share an insight I had when I stopped looking for my 'niche' and started to look for what I was an 'expert' in. Because as I say often in my posts, words have power, and for me 'expertise' was the key to the door that 'niching' had failed to open. What is […]

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