I first competed at the Commonwealth Games (albeit the youth version) in 2008. Fourteen years later, I've been selected to represent Team England at my first (real) Commonwealth Games (the Commonwealth Youth Games doesn't count at the Senior performance level). If I'm honest, this one has taken longer to achieve than my Olympic dream. In… Continue reading 14 Years Later… I’m Going to The Commonwealth Games!
Excellence with Empathy – Healthy Leadership for Yourself & Your Teams
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
New Year Dining – The Best “Quick” & Healthy Vegan Slow- Cooker Recipe Ever!
This 'Chunky Winter Vegetable and Lentil Soup' , which you can find in the 'Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook' by Sarah Flower, may just become your absolute fave winter warmer this year. Try out the recipe above and find out why. It's 'quick' because it takes 15 uninterrupted minutes to chop all the veg, rinse the… Continue reading New Year Dining – The Best “Quick” & Healthy Vegan Slow- Cooker Recipe Ever!
Why your kids are under-achieving
“I’m so dumb!”
That’s what one of my students (let’s call her Sarah) seems to have picked up recently.
Wherever she discovered the phrase, I’m not worried because ‘dumb’ is neither an absolute, nor her truth.
Drop your ‘T’s. Do what you cannot do.
Dear Students, Be fearless. Try and fail. Do things you 'cannot ' do. As an athlete, if I run or jump with fear my performances are sub-par; the fear is evident and it stops me from performing at my best. It is better to be driven by love or at least to enjoy the process,… Continue reading Drop your ‘T’s. Do what you cannot do.