Journal

Colourful charisma

Colourful charisma

I used to live here. This is Colmar, in the east of France, which was a huge shift from London, where I am from. It really is chocolate-box gorgeous, looking out and seeing the flat-bottomed boats punt past.  It is a region with a strong identity, a really individual...

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Who is really interviewing whom?

Who is really interviewing whom?

I was recently working with a client, helping him prepare for interviews for a new job. He had had the first informal discussion, which had gone well, and he was getting really excited, suddenly imagining himself in the new role.  He wanted coaching that would help...

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The power of ‘what if…?’

The power of ‘what if…?’

A recent BBC Reel* drew me in instantly. I just had to click and watch. It was an environmental topic, and I am as engaged as possible. Not enough, but definitely engaged. But that is not my point here, my point is that it was the structure of the title that drew me...

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The first- or third-person conundrum

The first- or third-person conundrum

Do I talk about what I have done? Or what she/ he/ they did? ‘Oh, it depends on the context’, I hear you say, ‘or on the vibe you are trying to create’. Of course, it does. So, let’s weigh it up, and think in more detail about the mood that is created by talking about...

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This is me!

This is me!

Hi, pleased to meet you, and delighted to have you on here. In case you haven’t seen the formal ‘bio’ bit on the web site, and even if you have, this first journal entry is really to say ‘hi, thanks for dropping by, and welcome!’ So, what do I plan to do here? Why...

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