Always somewhere better…

We planned this trip a few months ago. A weekend retreat in the English countryside. A place close enough that meant travelling there was relatively easy, but far enough away to give us the feeling of being away from the hustle and bustle of London life. We found a lovely […]

The gift of improvising

My first workshop I was somewhere between naive and terrified. I didn’t really know what to expect. I half thought I would be cast onto a stage and expected to deliver a well crafted masterpiece. Those anxious thoughts couldn’t have been further from the truth. 4 years ago […]

How to sell ideas

One often forgotten component of innovation is pitching. The momentous moment you stand in front of senior directors or investors to get buy in or funding for a project. You have spent hours and weeks in the development of this amazing idea. But as good as the idea […]

How to Plan, with Purpose

You walk in to the supermarket with a shopping list in your hand. It’s scribbled on a small piece of paper. You’ve read the recipe; you know how many you are cooking for. Your mind is focused, no distractions. You get what you came in for and you […]

Make the choice, lead or follow

  I want to share a personal story, about when I chose to lead. Startup Weekend is a 3 day event for entrepreneurs to build businesses. I attended in Newcastle in April 2012, purely to learn more about business and meet other entrepreneurs. You can either pitch a […]

Walking your talk

This is important to us, this is what we care about, this is what we believe, this is what we like to do, this is the kind of people we are, this is our culture. I arrived expecting a formal conversation, sat around a table with a glass […]

You, must stamp your style

When you see people succeed and doing it a certain way, it’s advisable to look at what they are doing and learn from them. But, never forget that what is what is making them so successful, is that they are doing it their way. And you, must do […]