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How to work with me

Whilst the common theme and expertise underlying much of my work is helping you think differently and see situations from a different perspective it's applied in a number of ways dependent on the situation.

That is, there's different services available dependent on whether you:

  1. Organisationally need your team(s) or specific individuals to think differently in order to find new solutions (for C Suite, Procurement or other teams), or are
  2. Personally stuck (or have a manager or leader who is stuck) and want to get back on track.

Here's a summary of what's available (I'll be adding links to more information about all of these during August).


  1. Organisations

Where you are currently: Your team are stuck in a fixed mindset, and believe that they're out of options too quickly, often blaming others for their lack of progress. They also rely too much on logic to come up with new ideas and therefore often fail to uncover truly innovative opportunities or solve problems easily.

Where you'd like to be: You want your team to be more self aware and taking responsibility for solving problems with their internal and external stakeholders. You want them to be confidently and proactively using their creative thinking to identify new opportunities and uncover a range of alternative options.

Whilst not an exhaustive list you may currently describe your team as one or some of the following:

  • Not on the same page as you
  • Can't see the wood for the trees
  • Are stuck in a rut
  • Are going round in circles
  • Need to turn a corner
  • Have got their heads in the sand
  • Are making mountains out of molehills
  • And would like them to be on track and in their flow

Landscaping Your Life services available to support you to achieve your objectives for your team include:

  • The benefits of unconventional thinking keynote
  • Creative thinking and problem solving facilitation
  • Mindset & soft skills workshops
  • Language & word audit
  • Lunch & Learns
  • 1:1 Coaching
  • Coaching Clinics - for up to 6 people
  • 5 or 28 day challenges - for teams

Please note: Category management, supplier relationship management and procurement coaching and training are predominantly delivered as an associate via other consultancies - although not exclusively.


2. Personally

Where you are currently: You're likely to be feeling stuck and don't know what to do. You may feel you're out of options and may already have tried more conventional routes to get back on track.

Where you'd like to be: You'd like to be clear about your direction and be more motivated about taking the necessary steps to get there.

Whilst not an exhaustive list you may personally identify with one of the following:

  • I'm lost
  • I'm at a crossroads
  • I'm feeling uprooted or ungrounded
  • I'm stuck in a rut
  • I'm going round in circles
  • I can't see the wood for the trees
  • I need to turn a corner
  • I feel like a fish out of water
  • I'm up a creek without a paddle,
  • And would like to get back on track

Landscaping Your Life services available to support you to achieve your objectives include:

  • Brief coaching intervention - 30 mins
  • Kick-start coaching session - 3 hours
  • Solo virtual or face to face retreat - 1 or 2 day
  • Group virtual or face to face retreat - for up to 6 people - 2 or 3 day
  • Traditional coaching - 1 hour per week or per month for 3 - 12 months
  • Absurdity & Laughter challenge - starting on 20 September 2021 🙂

If you're still not sure if I'm the coach for you my post "You're interested in coaching but..." might be helpful too.

Things you can access immediately to help you see the current situation differently and from alternate perspectives include:


More about how I work

As you may have gathered I'm unlikely to come at things from the direction you think - my poem From not knowing to knowing (what to do) may help you understand where I'm coming from.

Absurdity & Laughter are certainly an element in the LANDSCPAPE toolkit for a reason - as demonstrated in many of the vlogs.


Do get in touch if you'd like to find out more about how to work with me [email protected] +44(0)7770 538159.

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