5 start-up truths…12 months into the great unknown

Ok so firstly its 15 months and secondly its been that long since I wrote an article I can't quite remember how to do it, luckily LinkedIn makes it fool proof. So I'm finally putting pen to paper, its been sooo long. I can't help but feel my first truth is going to be something [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|

10 start-up lessons 6 months into the great unknown…

I'm sitting here at 1.04am writing about the first 6 months. Part of me if I'm honest is thinking...just go to bed and the other part is pushing harder to keep going. It's actually very symbolic of how starting a company or getting anything off the ground is. You sit there on one hand ready [...]

By |October 17th, 2017|

Meaningful Relationships + Meaningful Work = Happiness

I listened to a cracking long play podcast by Tim Ferriss recently featuring Ray Dalio. If you haven't heard or aren't familiar, Ray founded Bridgewater Associates, one of the largest private hedge funds on Wall Street. Ray grew up in Queens in a modest house. Dad was a Jazz player and mum a homemaker, he [...]

By |October 2nd, 2017|

Navigating your career as a 30 something emerging leader

What should I be thinking about as an emerging leader after spending a decade in one organization, post graduating? It's a question I'm asked on a regular basis from millennial leaders. They're often unaware of the possibilities and options in the external market place or simply what they should be thinking about to nurture their [...]

By |September 6th, 2017|

When opportunity knocks, stay true to your priorities

I left my former role in June with the intention of taking extended time off. I was at a crossroads without any direction on how to solve some key issues both professionally and personally. There were three key priorities I needed to address: I needed to refresh myself after a difficult first half of the [...]

By |August 24th, 2017|

Make time for dreaming…

I grew up in England, in humble surroundings. I spent my first 18 years living in a small house with a big family. It was tight but we made it work. I look back very fondly on my upbringing. It was all about the richness of life not the riches in life that mattered. My [...]

By |August 20th, 2017|

You’re not relevant…time to face up and get on board

Over the past decade or so I’ve seen a dramatic change in the employment landscape we all have. The transformation of many industries and organisations has left it’s mark. Redundancies and restructures have become so normal that people are now finding ways to position themselves for this eventuality and to prosper from the short term [...]

By |August 9th, 2017|

Passion ~ A fundamental ingredient

“Every morning in Africa a Gazelle wakes up, It knows it must run faster than the fastest Lion or it will be killed Every morning in Africa a Lion wakes up It knows it must outrun the slowest Gazelle or it will starve to death It doesn’t matter whether you’re a Lion or a Gazelle [...]

By |June 12th, 2017|

Amadeus ~ a start-up journey

I have been blessed to have had led four amazing start-ups and to have been at the helm of those market leading brand stories over that thirty year period, brands such as Icon, Ambit, Ajilon and Phoenix. We managed to create literally hundreds of millions in shareholder value and build high performing teams that generated amazing [...]

By |June 12th, 2017|

Transform or get left behind

Competition in business and sport as we know it is getting more fierce by the day. Businesses and sporting clubs are or should be constantly searching for that elusive edge, transformation talk is now common vernacular, if you’re not actively transforming your business or your club as a continuous improvement project, the digital tsunami will inevitably [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|

Family first, business second

A statement easily made but less easily maintained. It’s been a crazy ride after having my first child Ruby at the tender age of 22. I’d just been promoted in my first recruitment job in London and the career was on the right path. However parenting hit me pretty hard as it often does if you’ve [...]

By |June 1st, 2017|

Amadeus…to be or not to be…was the question

I’ve been in the recruitment industry for more than thirty years, I’ve seen my fair share of the good, the bad and the ugly and I’ve been fortunate enough to have been involved in many highly successful IT brands including Icon, Ambit, Phoenix and Ajilon. So, it started with not much more than a hunch – [...]

By |May 31st, 2017|

Success & Leadership

Success and leadership, do they go hand in hand or are they mutually exclusive? Just because someone is successful does that automatically mean they are a good leader? The answer in my experience is a resounding no. The ingredients for success in my experience include right place right time, hard work, persistence and more than an [...]

By |May 26th, 2017|

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