My favourite cv EVER

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row. I…

I don’t want to be(come) my boss

  It’s what I call The Boss Epiphany and it can manifest itself in a few ways: 1. You realise that you don’t want the job your boss has. In other words the future that lies ahead of you in one that you don’t want 2. You realise that you don’t want to become the stressed out, hard nosed, work-all-hours…

What’s your oxygen?

Saw this ad in the supplements at the weekend – part of the brilliant National Art Pass campaign. That’s it I thought. Whatever makes us feel alive – that’s where our spirit lies. Art, adventure, the outdoors, beauty, children, sport etc etc etc – what’s your oxygen?   (Sorry about the hopeless picture by the way!)

Chained to your desk?

Not until you get the 1.6 SM of Life Desk Bed. How much more desk chained can you be?!   ps. This post courtesy my client Anna who heads off for an African adventure  and to experience a lot more that 1.6 square metres of life! She’s not packing her desk. Or a desk bed. Natch    

Meet the entrepreneur of the year….

…the flu virus! I have had the misfortune to be nabbed not once but TWICE in 3 weeks by the flu virus. And both times it’s knocked me out cold. Score: Flu Virus =2  Happy Mondays = Nil. I am a sucker for a science programme and had heard that the viruses were be going to be back and badder…

I want to feel electrified

At the start of the career change workshop I run, I ask the group how they would like to feel about their work. One particularly flamboyant and colourful character pondered and then said “I want to feel electrified! “. To get the full effect picture him saying this in a french accent (not a parody, he was french) and with…

Where do great ideas come from?

Innocent Insprires latest talk is on creativity and includes snippets from Rob Da Bank (who started Bestival and could now Own Da Bank) and poet Benjamin Zephaniah. It’s a typically slick production from Innocent, but slide under the smooth veneer and there’s some good stuff here  

How to move into meaningful work

Tired of getting to the end of the week and wondering what that was all about? And want to do something that REALLY makes a difference?   Richard Alderson founder of the inspiring career change organisation Careershifters is giving a talk in London next week on how to make a start. Richard escaped a ‘good’ but soulless job at IBM…

What do bras have to do with business?

A £10,000 bursary and a years worth of mentoring from some pretty cool mentors that’s what. Triumph teams up with Stylist magazine to help makers or wannabe makers turn their ideas into reality. You could be a hobbying milliner, illustrator, seamstress or any other kind of maker – and could do with an injection of funding and guidance to make…