Chartered Occupational Psychologist, Consultant, Speaker and Writer

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How to Create Friendships with Deep Connection and Soul

You choke up with sadness, and your friend sits with you without words. You bubble with delight that you got the new job, and your friend comes for a late-notice glass of wine to celebrate. You grind your teeth in confusion about your relationship, and your friend talks it through with you without judgement. Friendships are…

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On Love, Death, and No Regrets

Have you ever lost someone important in your life? Someone you loved dearly. Who one day was there, and then just…gone? It’s a hard thing to bear. Every little thing reminds you of them – from a song to a television programme, to a certain kind of shirt. From an accent to a model of car…

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Who’s in Your Corner? 7 Ways to Connect With Kindred Spirits

Have you ever been to an event, or been involved in an activity, where you felt surrounded by people who shared your values? People who were focused on similar goals, or felt like truly kindred spirits? People who really ‘got it’? A couple of weeks ago, I went to Portland, Oregon, USA to attend WDS2015 –…

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Why Are You Avoiding The Moment?

  You’re chatting with a friend, and they head to the bathroom. You pick up your phone and play candy crush. You’re waiting for the train, and you’re early. You take out your tablet and look at Facebook. You’re in the queue at the supermarket checkout, and it’s lo-o-o-o-ng. You take out your phone and flick…

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Managing Relationships with Colleagues Who, Frankly, Just Aren’t That Good At Their Jobs

A frequent conversation I seem to have with, basically, anyone who works, is that at least one – maybe more – of their colleagues is just not that good at their job, and there follows a discussion of all the hassle and frustrations this creates. When I was working in a big organisation, I used to…

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