What Business can learn from the sport of Springboard & Platform Diving!

As a Strengths-Based personal and business coach, I am always looking for ideas and connections that might help me and my clients improve our Success, Happiness or Fulfilment, both in business and in life. In my spare time, I am also a very rough around the edges springboard and platform diver, and love supporting my […]

Oneness vs Separateness – feeding two of our human needs

As I watch the news recently, I am reminded of two of humanity’s key needs which drive our behaviour, our progress and our growth. Oneness can be characterised as ‘bringing things together’, ‘merging’ or ‘making one’ while Separateness can be characterised as ‘separating’, ‘disconnecting’ or ‘dividing into pieces’. Both states of being are essential to […]

Thriving Through Living Your Values

What do you truly care about most?  How do you decide whether to ‘invest’ in success, happiness or fulfilment?  What ‘rules’ do you use to make important life and career decisions? Most of humanity is wandering the earth with the capacity to define or create their Purpose and Values, yet very few individuals have taken […]

Searching, Discovering and Creating My Purpose

10 years ago, my family and I immigrated from Scotland to New Zealand in the hopes of experiencing a new adventure, meeting new friends, and building a life we could be proud of. We have accomplished all of that and more, with the unintended side effect of searching, discovering and creating my Purpose along the […]

Building Excellence Through Great Leadership and Management

Leadership and Management are often mistaken as identical skills or talents. Either that or leadership is viewed as a ‘superior skill’ to management, based on little foundation whatsoever. I would advocate that great organisations are built on the excellence of both great leadership and great management, and a recognition that these are separate and distinct fields of expertise. Great […]

Inspiring Personal Engagement and Fulfilment

For over 20 years, the modern workplace has been striving to lift employee engagement with limited success. While there is a clear correlation between ‘institutional’ employee engagement (as measured by the annual survey) and productivity, profitability, safety and turnover (Gallup meta-analysis), Gallup has also published numerous articles highlighting the absence of real progress in lifting […]