Talking Anxiety

The Power of Honesty and Vulnerability…

The Power of Honesty and Vulnerability…

Last week at the CIPD Festival of Work 2024 in London, I had the privilege of delivering a session on the importance of honest, vulnerable conversations around mental health and well-being for people leaders. Little did I know that I would end up embodying this...

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Public Speaking – is it time to ‘Find Your Voice’?

Public Speaking – is it time to ‘Find Your Voice’?

Hey everyone According to Harvard - Public Speaking is a greater fear than Death! We fear ridicule more than we do dying! 😮 But, public speaking has been a total game-changer for me - for my self-growth, my mental wellbeing and my professional career. Through learning...

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If you got a chance, take it…

If you got a chance, take it…

“Why do you play Country Music at your events?” I get asked this - every week! Well, there are a few reasons… I love the storytelling of the genre - it’s not all about losing your missus or your dog - though, to be fair there’s a fair bit of that! 😂 It motivates me to...

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Move out of your own way!

Move out of your own way!

Earlier this year I joined my local gym. My intention was to get up, bright and early, go to the gym and work out. This lasted three days! I doth my cap to all of you gym-goers out there - genuinely well done! But, I hated it. At best I pretended to look active - but...

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Three chords and the truth…

Three chords and the truth…

I love Country Music. I *may* have mentioned it before! When you think of Country Music, you may think that the songs are about losing your dog, your house or your other half. Quite often, you’d be absolutely correct! However, as someone who is passionate about the...

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A Ride Across The Badlands…

A Ride Across The Badlands…

My first day ‘back in the saddle’ today — rested, recharged & fired up for 2022! Quite an apt description given that today I am launching the trailer video for my brand new Keynote Talk ‘A Ride Across The Badlands’… 🤠 Why did I name it this? Those who know...

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Truth? Or your Story?

Truth? Or your Story?

As we hit the one year anniversary of the lockdown here in the UK, for me - this has certainly been a period of reflection. By the way, this has to rank as one of my least favourite anniversaries ever - certainly not one to celebrate with balloons, bunting & a...

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Read this before you smash it all up!

Read this before you smash it all up!

As a kid, I loved playing with Lego. I was going to open with ‘do you remember Lego’ – only to find out it’s still very much alive and well, it’s just that I’ve got older! The ability to create something new, something through the eyes of unlimited imagination –...

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Reclaiming ‘choice’​ in 2021…

Reclaiming ‘choice’​ in 2021…

Hey everyone! Firstly, a belated but BIG Happy New Year to you - I hope that you enjoyed a happy and peaceful Christmas Holidays, despite the obvious 'interesting times' we continue to live through. I've often spoken about when we struggle with our Mental Health, with...

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