Big transformation, small adjustments

Sometimes the biggest transformation can come from the smallest adjustments. In coaching the tendency is to ask too many questions. Sometimes the most powerful work is in silence. Can my question as a coach really be more important than your next thought? Sometimes the real power is to be witnessed in silence. These are Sue’s words on being witnessed in …

Talent – Where does it come from?

Nature v. Nurture – where does talent come from? I have a half-brother. He is eleven months younger than me. We have never met, I know very little about him. I am confident that we had a very different upbringing. There is one odd fact I do know about him. He has a LinkedIn profile that has very little information about …

Creating Certain Failure – The Ultimate Self-Sabotage

With only hours left before his audition, my eleven year old son Phoenix stopped practicing and put down his guitar. The one thing we were all certain of at that point was that he was not ready. What was creating this self-sabotage? In this short video I share how Phoenix teetered on the brink of sabotaging himself to deal with …

News – The Good Men Project

  I am pleased to share that I have had my first article published on the GoodMenProject. It is a short story about my son and how he got totally stuck in his music practice before his audition, and how he got unstuck. You can read the article below – I look forward to hearing your thoughts. https://goodmenproject.com/guy-talk/unsticking-fixed-mindset-cmtt/  

Why is my dog stuck in the doorway?

Habits by their very nature are things we do every day and we don’t even notice. Sometimes they can serve us, sometimes they can limit us. Are you limited by your habits? How would you know? If you see the picture I have shared with these words, you will see our one year old Labrador Beck. He is adorable and …

Is Pride always followed by a fall?

This is the first in a series of short videos where I share what I have learned over the past eight months as my eleven year old son has become my number one client. He is now performing a lead role in an Andrew Lloyd Webber show in the West End. It has not been a straight forward journey. Join …

Strangled by Conventional Thinking

Over the summer I was speaking with another parent about my son, Phoenix, and his particular musical ability. It was a conversation that exposed how limited I am by my adherence to my conventional thinking. The other parent, who said he had a special interest in music said, “I suppose he is good at Maths as well, there is often …

It’s over AirBnB and it’s not me, it’s you

I really have tried to use AirBnB. I have friends who travel the world and swear by it. I know someone who writes strategies on how to maximise your experience of AirBnB and minimise its impact on your wallet. My experience, limited though it might have been, was exactly the opposite. Paying out large sums of money and waiting weeks, …

What will your discovery be?

The thing about discovery is that you don’t know what you don’t know. I can’t ask you want you want to discover, as if you already knew you would have already discovered it! The only way we can discover more about ourselves and others is to notice more deeply, become more aware and begin to expand the limits of who we …

Creating Client Connections

A few years ago I was on a call. It was with a potential client and she wanted to understand more about one of my coaching programmes. She had some questions about how it worked. So I answered them. It was a huge mistake – by answering her questions I replaced building a powerful connection with the shallowness of trying …