What a failure

She sat opposite me, I overheard him ask her – so what do you do? Then he looked at me, smiled and said to her, tell me your story in one sentence. We were at the coffee shop, my usual work hangout. We’re quite a gang now, some of us have been working here for […]

You ‘should’ do this – I don’t think so….

The phone rang. I should answer that. I had been in the middle of writing a proposal. It took me 10 minutes to get off the call. And at least another 10 to get back to writing the proposal. The meeting was supposed to start at midday. They won’t be discussing my project this time, […]

You’re so mean

or 10 Rules to Live & Work By It was more than 20 years ago and yet the memory resurfaces and I get a bitter taste in my mouth. I would have thought that 20 years is enough time to forget such a silly  incident, something that didn’t matter at all. But I’ve never forgotten. […]

I Love You

I am ashamed of my cruelty. In that precious moment, there is nothing more hurtful that the words “I know”. I couldn’t believe that I had inflicted it on him. He was precious and sweet and kind and loving. And he was brave. He looked at me, completely serious in his apology. I didn’t mean […]

Unexpected advice from the guy I couldn’t stand

Unexpected advice from the guy I couldn’t stand I was incredibly reluctant to join the program. It felt like the same thing all over again. I could teach this stuff I said. But he insisted, do it for me he said, so we can talk in the same language. I agreed. He was right. I […]

Choose Joy

The last day of my year was beautiful. I spent some time with every member of my family that lives is the same country as me – ate some delicious food, saw a moving, beautiful movie. And as we brought in the new year, I had a few special hours drinking wine in a tiny […]

Desire, Intention, Practice

I don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. And I don’t believe in regret. I’m not sure we ever really change that much. And I still wonder what truly motivates people. It may sound strange seeing as my whole life is dedicated to supporting and coaching people through change. Whether working with individuals or groups, we […]

A dream or a nightmare?

This time last year that I began to feel the urgency. It was hard to describe and even harder to explain. It started in one area first. A sense that time was running out and I needed to do this thing now. It started with The Work – not my work, at least not directly, […]

when your house is burning – what do you take?

I had just returned from an intensive, productive business trip, delivering training in Istanbul, Turkey. The return home, though a short plane ride took more than 10 hours. I was exhausted. I got up after just 3 hours of sleep to see the kids and send them off to school. The morning started beautifully. My […]

when it all falls apart….

I’m guessing that this is the perfect time for the biggest, brightest full moon than has been seen on the planet for several generations. A time of upheaval, unrest and discomfort – a time where we could do with more light. I remember the times I’ve stood in the midst of a huge storm – […]