Directing my employees to take a personality quiz before hiring and during their employment was a game-changer for us all! Three Major Benefits  In the most positive of ways, discovering, understanding and practically applying the results of these business psychology quizzes or tests allowed us to interact with each other in a whole new… Continue reading Two Psychology Tests to Help you Thrive in The Workplace
I run a business. I’m also a very type-A, hard-as-nails, okay-with-criticism type of person. I see all the faults and all the flaws. I’m hard on myself and others. It’s a little bit of my perfectionistic nature coming through. It’s a toxic trait, perhaps. But it’s also very helpful. It’s why I’m great* at consulting,… Continue reading Excellence with Empathy – Healthy Leadership for Yourself & Your Teams
A podcast partial-transcript of key quotes, links and facts from a conversation with 9 x British Triple Jump Champion, Naomi Metzger on what she does aside from sport - dabbling in NFTs, cryptocurrency, blogging and brand collaborations to give athlete's ownership and empowerment around their own stories.
2018 Reads – Amazon Kindle, Audible Audiobooks, Paperback and Hardcover Yesterday, I received this message from my brother: ‘How many books did you read in 2018?’ So, in response, I drew up my list, as I always do at the end of each year. About 35 books. Not one book a week as I always… Continue reading Top Reads in 2018 & What I’m Reading in 2019…
Creativity, Inc. by Ed Catmull I’ve heard some people describe creativity as ‘unexpected connections between unrelated concepts or ideas.’ If that’s at all true, you have to be in a certain mindset to make those connections. So when I sense we’re getting nowhere, I just shut things down. We all go off to something else.… Continue reading Inspired by Creativity Inc. Pixar
Everybody in business needs to have a clearly-defined brand and seek to actively and positively create and develop their brand. Have you ever listened to that song by Erykah Badu, I am not my hair? Well, the title may sound ridiculous and your response may be to consider her statement entirely obvious, but the meaning… Continue reading 1 Tip for Creating & Developing Your Brand
Why do you partcipate in or watch sports? To get fit, yes! But also to be inspired and to inspire those around you to work harder, commit to a goal and live with excellence! So to encourage you, let me share with you my top three sport highlights of August! UK Northern League Witton Park… Continue reading Finding Inspiration from International Athletics
Motivational Speaking is such an adventure. On Sunday I was invited to motivate and inspire a group of soon-to-be business leaders at a Business Plan Writing Workshop for startups at Rise (a site sponsored by Barclays) in Grindsmiths on Deansgate in Manchester. It was an honour and a pleasure to share my story of setbacks… Continue reading Sharing my Story to Motivate and Inspire Startups
I am always thankful for any chance I am able to share my story, to encourage others to go after their dreams, challenge their fears, doubts and misconceptions of ‘impossible’, and to move forward from each failure.
I know a lot about failure because I’ve had a lot of them, and this is what they’ve taught me about success.
Athletes, eh. Beyond the track, what are we good for? A lot actually! We make great business sense.