Why Core Values Matter

Back in 1999 – a year before I’d graduated from the University of Warwick – I landed a coveted job with the world’s biggest consulting company, had a golden handshake of £10,000 and agreed a start date that gave me 18 months to get my wanderlust and travel adventures...

Why Make It Personal?

How much stuff should I share about myself? Surely people won’t be interested in that? Isn’t that over-sharing? Isn’t that too personal? Is there such a thing as sharing too much online, especially if you’re running a business and wanting to...

Finding The Truth

There’s an unspoken question I sense at times when I tell people I’m exploring my adoption: “Why would you want to do that? Isn’t it better to leave the past in the past? Why drudge up stuff from the past, especially if it’s not really...

On Authenticity & Vulnerability In Business (And Life)

My therapist said an interesting thing to me this week, after we spent most of the session talking about my need for rules on how to just ‘be’*. She said: “It seems like you’re moving to a place of just being more authentically and more...

Who Am I?

It’s a really disconcerting feeling when all that you thought you were – who you think you are – turns out to be some kind of construct you built to keep yourself safe after experiencing a trauma in childhood (or in my case babyhood). In her books about...