Finding Light in the Darkness: Hope and Optimism

I came across this beautiful Facebook post by Elizabeth Gilbert recently, in which she shares that our souls have two ways of communicating with us about what they are on the earth to do… they communicate through joy (the easy way) or by being appalled (the hard way). As I reflected on what she shared, … Read more Finding Light in the Darkness: Hope and Optimism


Growth Mindset: What Is It and Why You Should Get One…

Leadership Optimism Growth

For a long time psychologists studying intelligence believed it was a fixed trait. Something that remained stable over the course of your lifetime. This had two outcomes. It made it easy (and worthwhile) to measure intelligence and treat people differently according to their scores… And for those with low scores? They could give up! What … Read more Growth Mindset: What Is It and Why You Should Get One…


“We Will Prevail”: The Power of Persistence

“Do not think your single vote does not matter much. The rain that refreshes the ground is made up of single drops.” ~ Kate Sheppard Yesterday was Election Day in New Zealand – 23 September 2017.  Earlier this week we marked 124 years since New Zealand women became the first in the world to gain … Read more “We Will Prevail”: The Power of Persistence


Skeptical Optimism: Reality Checks and Fake News

Skeptical Optimism

“I encourage active skepticism – when people are being skeptical because they’re trying to identify the best course of action. They’re trying to identify the next step for themselves or other people” ~ Tim Ferris I am proudly on the record as a self-proclaimed optimist – and I think that optimism is vital for leadership, … Read more Skeptical Optimism: Reality Checks and Fake News


Overcome Overwhelm: Managing Work-related Stress

Overwhelm and Stress

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they’ve started.” ~ David Allen I’ve been reflecting on how much I’ve taken on.  Of my own doing, of course, but commitments none-the-less.  This week is particularly busy at work – largely responsibilities that … Read more Overcome Overwhelm: Managing Work-related Stress


Let’s Change the World

I am a human systems strategist committed to making organisations and individuals more effective through the power of mindful, insightful and proactive leadership. I believe we can change the world if we put our minds to it. I fundamentally believe that all people have the potential within them to achieve greatness.  With my insights into … Read more Let’s Change the World