The Gremlin: the great debilitator

A while back I posted a number of blogs introducing the concept of the Gremlin (your inner critic) and suggested ways to manage it. I’ve been familiar with my Gremlin for as long as I remember, even when I didn’t have name for it.  I even commented how important it […] Read more »

A new model for ageing

Ever since I decided to work with senior and professional people nearing retirement – who are dreading it, I started a process of my own around my own age – 67.  Although nothing in me fits any of the criteria as dictated by social norms such as appearance (I’m blessed […] Read more »

Am I Lying to Myself? – From Confusion to Clarity

I grew up believing that telling the truth is something we tell another person. But that’s only part of the story. In reality, the most important person we actually need to tell the truth to is – ourselves. We lie to ourselves all the time. In my younger days my […] Read more »

Self-Awareness: How to Wake Up

One of the main advantages of being coached is that I’m now quicker to notice when I’m doing something that doesn’t work for me. Two weeks ago life hit me with a huge challenge. It felt like a punch in the stomach. My instant knee-jerk reaction was to think the […] Read more »

Turmoil – Friend or Foe?

Here’s a radical proposition: Turmoil and confusion are the foundation of creativity. Ask anyone how they feel about it and you’re likely to be told: ‘It’s horrible!’, as they thrash about in uncertainty and not knowing which way to turn. I know that feeling very well. Not knowing is deeply […] Read more »