There’s a lot of competition in the creative industries. So what does it take to succeed? When I set up my coaching practice a few years ago, I conducted a series of interviews to help me understand how some creative professionals manage to carve out...

[embed]http://youtu.be/MAsqlz_D2os[/embed] Trailblazing PR is an exciting new project that I'm co-creating with storytelling expert and journalist Beverley Glick that aims to help creatives and entrepreneurs raise their profile and go bigger on their own terms. Click above to take part in our Trailblazing PR Archetypes Quiz....

https://youtu.be/ILT2QtIukhY   So why do you do what you do? In my experience of coaching creatives over five years, I've discovered that the answer to this question can explain whether you will feel motivated, fulfilled and thrive in the long term or whether you are likely to procrastinate...

https://youtu.be/9GmyieiuHgM     https://youtu.be/zLLbNOnM4lE If you’re anything like me, social media and self promotion can be really taxing. I know I have to do it, because I run a business, but the thought of flaunting my wares on the world are not as appealing as I’d like it to...

https://youtu.be/zhc2iziuQ3M Happy New Year! No matter where you are in your life, there is something liberating about a new year.  It's a chance to reset and make changes.  I’m not a believer in ‘new year’s resolutions’ though:   "I must go to the gym more, be a...

  https://youtu.be/IY6DaLoFSD0 You forgot to save enough money to pay the tax bill. You are beginning to panic as you’re diary is looking empty. You need money immediately, so you decide to cut your prices and just do any work that comes your way. The problem is,...

“I’m not going to show anyone this piece of work until it’s absolutely ready!” It’s a phrase I hear a lot from my creative clients. You may relate to this! It sounds reasonable enough. You want your work to be a high standard. But why? Well, perhaps because you...

Get rid of the straitjacket, embrace your shyness and learn to have fun in your public speaking! Workshop on 2 October 2015, Conway Hall London https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8J9OqRc-7eQ&feature=youtu.be So - I'm launching a workshop aimed at helping people to bring more freshness and creativity into their public speaking. Here is...

Do you ever wake up in the middle of the night, worrying about work, life or money?  It is a common experience when you're self employed and happens especially when you're trying out a new project. In this video blog I teach about a simple exercise...

“When you buy more, you spend less” said a hawk-eyed shopkeeper, standing a bit too close as I wandered around his leather store. It was my first day in Fes, an ancient city with a bustling market and this was the fifth time I’d heard this...