Monday, 28 April 2008

The Adventure Continues...

Since my last post it is incredible how much is now unfolding, and how fast.

New people, new ideas, new opportunities.

And, after a weekend of great newspaper coverage of my new book 'Business Nightmares', today the book is #3 in Business titles on Amazon and I've just completed four TV and radio interviews to a total audience of c40million people.

Tonight, I find myself at a charming hotel near Newbury called 'The Crab at Chieveley' in preparation for tomorrow's Ideal Business Show at Newbury Racecourse. If you are in the area please drop by and come and hear me speak - 10.30am.

Sunday, 20 April 2008

Profound Experience

As you can imagine, I get invited to participate in events all the time - many of which I have to decline due to the restrictions on my time, plus the family demands of having a family of 5 quite young boys.

But, once in a while, an invitation arrives on my doorstep which feels so appropriate and synchronistic that I intuitively feel I must accept it, to allow new experience to flow into my life...

Such an event happened this weekend, where I joined a group of 15 other women plus the amazing shaman Judith Seelig at the 'Fire and the Feminine' event at Windsor Castle.

The invitation arrived with no real description of what the weekend would entail, nor any detailed agenda of what to expect; just that it was an event for women business leaders.

So we women all arrived in good faith, essentially on a 'Magical Mystery Tour' of the soul, with no expectations, to see how the weekend would unfold.

I will not add too much detail, but suffice to say that the weekend was profoundly moving for me, for a number of reasons... Not least the fact that when you say 'yes' to things which suddenly appear in your life, with total faith and abandon, the results can be profound.

I am certain that much will result from this weekend's events, partly because of the energy and understanding generated between the women present, but also because of the calibre of the group. But meantime, let me just say that the wheels of the Universe are moving in a totally new direction which I feel sure will have amazing consequences for this planet and 'all who sail in her'.

Please stay 'tuned in' for more posts on this subject!

Friday, 18 April 2008

Business Nightmares

I am excited to let you know that my new book Business Nightmares is finally at press and will be published in May. There is a limited number of public tickets available at the VIP launch party where I will be reading an extract from the book and signing copies. The event is happening on 8 May at 6.30pm at Borders Oxford Street and you can get your hands on a free ticket at

Look forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, 17 April 2008

Double Delight

Tonight I am in London a guest at the Cass Business School executive MBA dinner, and staying at a fabulous new hotel called the Megaro opposite St Pancras station. It has just opened is brilliantly small and boutique and was just £100 - fabulous value and easily as good as any £250+ hotel in London. Plus I have finally got my iPhone working - a Christmas present from Mr Badger. So I can Blog on the move! What a brilliant innovative intuitive device!

Life is flowing.

Friday, 4 April 2008

Drama in Ireland

I have just flown back from Ireland's IMI National Management conference where I was speaking to around 300 CEOs and senior management from Ireland's top companies about Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Enabling Enterprise in business...

And what a fantastic event it was. Held at the stunning new Ritz Carlton in County Wicklow I met some amazing people and also sat through some brilliant speakers; Dan Pink talking about how to give your organisation new 'right brain' thinking, Tony Keohane CEO of Tesco Ireland talking about their initiatives to achieve sustainability and young entrepreneur Colum O'Sullivan talking about how he created the charming Cully & Sully fresh food brand.

But the best speaker of all was Laurence Olivier's son Richard who presented a one hour session on leadership through an exploration of Shakespeare's Henry V. How to take leadership of a highly brittle, tense and suspicious organisation (Britain in the 15th century), creating your vision, overcoming obstacles (invasion of France), living through the 'Dark Night of the Soul' (being surrounded by 40,000 French troops with only 8,000 able fighting men and knowing you are potentially sending them to their death), and motivating your troops to achieve victory in the face of absolute adversity (the Battle of Agincourt 1415.)

Brilliantly executed, hugely insightful and completely relevant - even in the 21st century. If you are planning an event and want an amazingly inspirational and entertaining speaker, I suggest you contact him!