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 …

Judgement Free

What would your life be life if you were able to live judgement free. Free from the whispers that can build to drown out your own voice. The truth is that people are going to judge you. It is part of human nature. As we evolved as social creatures, it became critical that we developed the skills to judge each …

Taking the Lid Off

We have just completed the first Uncontained Retreat. A journey into truth, authenticity and personal leadership. Finding your authentic self. Set in a the wonderful Crayke Manor, a Jacobean Manor House. An ancient house full of memories, tears and smiles, nooks and crannies, secrets and lies. The work of the retreat was to bear witness to our memories, tears and smiles, nooks …

A New Normal – Lessons In Being Fearless

What would your life be like if you were fearless? I have had some lessons in being fearless from my son. Over the past nine months or so, my eleven year old son have been working towards, auditioning and rehearsing for a great role in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s School of Rock in the West End. He debuted in the show …

Success – what does it mean to you?

What does success mean to you? The thing about success is that you don’t need to look far below the surface to realise it is such a personal thing. There is a generic, shallow version of success – money, luxury car, big house, exotic travel – and yet for most people this could not be further from the truth. Imagine blowing …

News – Nathan Seaward Podcast

I have been featured on this month’s podcast with Nathan Seaward a powerful coach and deep, authentic thinker. This is what Nathan said: How do you answer the question, Who am I? I am 5ft 8in? I am a son, brother, uncle? I am a pilot? I am a New Zealander? I am a deep thinker? Who are you? David took …

How A Sprout Made Me Fat…

…And Other Business Problems You Might Have. What are your competing commitments? Have you ever noticed going for something you really want and yet feeling like you are wading through treacle to get there? Maybe weight loss is important to you and you either quickly lost momentum or always bounced back to where you were before? Or you are working …

Story Telling – The Power of Permission

What is the most surprising question you have ever been asked? Opening a conference for 400 teachers in Liberia taught me powerful lessons about the power of story telling. The night before I had no idea what I was going to say. Four hundred teachers had travelled from all over Liberia to hear us speak, and I was to speak …