How to be a Leader – The Alternative View

Whitney Wolfe is a confident and strong minded female who originally worked on the launch of the highly successful dating site Tinder which has an estimated 50 million users.  She eventually became its Vice President of marketing. Whilst climbing the career ladder, Ms Wolfe also formed a relationship with Tinder’s co-founder. Unfortunately both work and…

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Prestige, fame, wealth or to thine own self be true?

I have recently been offered an opportunity to work in quite a prestigious environment, as a recognised expert and which will garner me a certain amount of recognition, dare I say fame, in my field and maybe even a few others. It will probably also lead to significant material benefits. When this happened I was…

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Step OFF the Scales

We’ve all heard the expression ‘work-life balance’ and know how hard it can be for working women to achieve it.  I would go further and suggest that in many ways it is a contradiction in terms.  The word ‘balance’ implies a kind of equality but I would argue that even when you are a successful…

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When a New Door Opens…

Love is in the air everywhere I look around Love is in the air every sight and every sound And I don’t know if I’m being foolish Don’t know if I’m being wise But it’s something that I must believe in……. Well for me, romance is in the air – totally unexpected and unplanned! Most…

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Facing Forward

I often find myself looking back on life and feeling that I’ve missed out on certain things that I haven’t achieved or acquired. The ‘things’ tend to be connected with career or educational achievements or with elements of my childhood experience that were negative and contributed to my equilibrium as an adult. This kind of…

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Taking big, and even potentially life changing, decisions…

Does it make a difference when the decisions you have to take are big compared to small? Yes! …and no 😉 Sorry to be so unhelpful here. It depends – lol, even worse in the helpful stakes. I am in just such a situation now, asking myself about a million questions, what if, perhaps, maybe,…

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Little by Little

Have you ever been overwhelmed by the idea of making a career move or a life choice that involves a large corporation, a hugely competitive profession or merely an activity or group you have no experience of?  To be put off by something that feels like Mount Everest, when you just about manage a few…

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When the Creative Flow has Flown!

My Creative Flow has Flown ! No time, no ideas, no inspiration! What can I do? My creative flow has definitely flown… All day I have been trying to get started on websites, design, clever words and lovely images. Too many clients, not enough time, deadlines to meet, appointments to book – patience being lost, energy…

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Dream Your Dreams – Then Bring Them Alive!

Dreaming is fun, passionate, inspirational and energising. It brings us alive and makes us feel good. It gives us hope, it relaxes us and it gives us the motivation to do things, to push boundaries, to step out of our comfort zone. In our dreams, we can increase our powers and our skills…  What if…

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When the going gets tough… particularly professionally!

Do you find sometimes it is just too difficult to stay patient and positive? Particularly at work? Well I am sure it can be equally difficult at home… I had a situation like that this morning. Luckily it wasn’t a client but it was someone I was trying to help as a favour to someone…

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