Is it time to stop looking for Batman?

A couple of years ago I spent three hours with Natasha McCreesh, who at the time was my Chief Wow Officer. Natasha is also a fearless and powerful coach. Our conclusion of the first few months of working together was that there was something getting in the way of making it real, of really finding my voice, my venue, my platform, …

Your Perfect System

I wonder what you have planned for this week. Or perhaps, as we near the end of the year and you begin to reflect on your achievements this year, what have you created over the past twelve months or so? Whether it was at triumph, or a disaster, or more likely something in between you have a perfect system for …

When the Enthusiastic Beginner Crashes Into the Wall

As I mentioned in some of my earlier messages, I have become aware of a number of lessons from my son’s journey over the past year as he worked his way towards performing on the West End stage. When he first put himself forward, almost exactly a year ago, he failed to make it through to the final auditions. He …

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 …