When I was about 14, I felt incredibly confused. I often sat in a heap on a chair, feeling despondent. I disliked school and remember feeling a deep emptiness about life. What exactly was the point of my existence? I had a longing to experience...

https://youtu.be/CE6mMX9l5jE Years ago, when I came down to live in London, I was really nervous. I had absolutely no idea how to carve out a career for myself and did what I thought I should do, which was to send out dozens of CVs and phone...

https://youtu.be/rLbHu_DdRYs Hi gang, For the past couple of months, Bev and I have been sharing ideas about how to create great content, gain clarity and the power of storytelling. Now we have decided to open the doors to our first ever event for our online community, Trailblazer Tribe,...

Last week I went to Prague to teach a leadership course. When I arrived at the airport, my luggage had gone missing. I panicked. I had no make-up, no clothes and I hadn't even had a shower that day. The handouts for the workshop were...

What are you thinking about right now? Take a moment and wander around your mind. Perhaps you’re ruminating on a conversation you’ve had, ticking off a to do list, or worried about a problem you’re struggling to solve. If you’re stuck in the ‘problem zone’, then this...

“So what do you do?” It was the question I always dreaded. I didn’t know how to answer it. Was I a singer, performer, journalist, salesperson, traveller, international trader (buying cheep vodka and selling it for a profit)? I did so many different things. For many creative people,...

I’m a creative – do I really need an elevator pitch? “If you don’t get your pitch right, you’ll fail in business.” I’m sure you’ve heard this kind of fear-ridden talk from self-appointed business gurus. Having a clear ‘elevator pitch’ is seen as a must-have business tool...

Why is it that some artists gain attention and become well known while others don’t? And I don't just mean visual artists – I mean creatives who have work to share, from musicians and writers to comedians. I recently came across an article on Artsnet, a...

Happy New Year! I always start the new year with a free gift – but this year I got carried away! I normally send out a reflective practice that helps you to set inspiring goals for the coming year. This time, I recorded six videos to teach you...

https://youtu.be/lbuUzecq75g If you're free on Wednesday 13th December 6.30pm GMT, I'd love you to come and join me for a facebook live in my new group: "Trailblazer Tribe". I'm hosting lively discussion about the future of the group with my friend and colleague, former rock music...