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The ZOUD: What Is It and Do You Need To Go There More Often?

For those who are unfamiliar with the ZOUD, no, I am not talking about some trendy new bar, meditative state or far-flung fictional galaxy; I am talking about a concept I only came across recently myself – The ‘Zone...


A Strong Finish to Your Year

How is your year going so far? When was the last time you took stock? For those who have them, New Year goals or resolutions were set a long time ago and yet another year approaches fast. If that...


Wall Street Journal Mention

I was delighted to be interviewed and quoted in the Wall Street Journal’s Expat column. It’s great to see coaching recognised increasingly as a valuable tool to help expatriates manage change. As an intercultural trainer and a qualified coach,...


Brexit and British Culture – Now and Going Forwards

Brexit. A topic that it’s been hard to ignore over the past few weeks. Social media streams have been bombarded with comments and articles on the subject since the UK voted to leave the European Union in a referendum...


If You Died Today

A depressing topic for a blog post no doubt, but an important one and one that can hold many positive lessons if we allow our thoughts to go there. There has been so much in the news this week...


Making a Difference – What’s Your Ripple Effect?

Is your ‘ripple effect’ positive or negative? What chain reactions do you set off each day intentionally or unintentionally? How do you impact the world or the lives of those around you? Or how could you, probably more easily...


Is Your Expatriate Assignment on Track?

Whether you have been on assignment for two months or two years, when was the last time you took time out to reflect on how things are going, personally and professionally? This is a unique opportunity and one that...

Personal Coaching

What To Think About Before You Start Coaching

Perhaps you have been thinking about coaching, but still have questions or want some tips on where to start and how to make the best of your investment. Here are a few pointers: 1. Know How You Will Measure the...


Accepting Where You Are

You are where you are, whether you like it or not. So doesn’t it make sense to get comfortable with that? How much energy do you expend wishing that circumstances were different or getting stressed about them? What would...


Chinese New Year: The Essentials

With a population of approximately 1.3 billion and its emergence as an economic superpower, it’s no wonder that China and its most important holiday, Chinese New Year, receive so much global attention. So what do you need to know?...

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