Be Your Authentic Self

This week I hosted Craft Con a huge software conference dedicated to software craftsmanship, where software developers, programmers, coders and consults got the opportunity to experience some of the best experts in the industry. 1851 people over 4 days with over 70 speakers delivering 73 speeches, plus workshops, meetups and networking a plenty. Hosted at the[…]

Because You Can

Believe me, I’ve wasted far too many hours questioning myself and playing the second guessing game. I’ve questioned my validity, my skill set, my confidence, my believability, the experience that I’ve gained over decades, the learning, whether through formal education or self-development. I’m a pretty confident person, but I’ve learned that confidence is not just[…]

Me For Me

Last week, I left England for Marrakesh, it was a mission of mercy. Mercy on myself and family. I’ve been sick on and off for months and my stress levels and health were challenged. I had had enough as I was struggling to get myself together. I think it was something that Lisa Nicholls in[…]

The Power

                  The Power by Rhonda Bryne is a book that really helps you to focus your attention on what you want and what you need to do to get it. The premise is that you get what you focus on. We have all experienced this as when we focus[…]

I’m Published! – Letters to a Young Generation 2

Earlier this year I was asked to contribute to a book that was specifically for black girls. In a world where one definition of beauty is pushed as the only definition of beauty it can be challenging for girls of colour to find their way to success. This book aims to support these girls and[…]

How You Are Loosing Income In Client Meetings

You had a great meeting with your potential client it was an initial consultation and you got on really well. He seemed really eager and …Hey… so were you. He’s really interested in moving forward and so you tell that you will send him your information and then you can get started. And that is[…]

It’s All About Open Doors

I just had a chat a man I met back in July who works for IBM, he’s definitely the epitome of an English gentleman. Anyway we were chatting away and I don’t even remember how it came up, but he said… “It’s all about open doors, when you get an open door you have to[…]

Cold Calling – Nah!

  Recently my husband and I had a business meeting regarding purchasing a resource for our business and the person that we were meeting with started asking us questions about what we do. That old chestnut cold calling came up and the supplier expressed the difficulty he found in doing it. I completely understand it,[…]