Oprah’s Super Soul Sunday

 

Step out of history

 

The Oprah show was a stalwart of my tv watching schedule. But fear not. While her show may be off air since 2011, you can still catch her live on, well, facebook live.

Looking for inspiration for work and life, then turn on your notificaions  for her facebook lives: https://en-gb.facebook.com/oprahwinfrey.

As good as ever. Chicken soup for the soul.

Enjoy!

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Follow your dreams…

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So, i’m just back from Manhattan, and came back for one of the great dates of the British calendar, London Fashion week. I had a great time. The stand out moment was meeting the lovely Irish designer Chupi. I picked up a lovely delicate piece that was shaped as an arrow. Its part of a collection called follow your dreams. Thats us grinning from ear to ear. You can check out her pieces yourself here: www.chupi

That day got me thinking about the importance of following your dreams, and how that’s easier said then done. If you have big dreams and are looking for some inspiration to kick start you on your way, then you are invited to this free webinar here.  I am hosting it on the 8th of October at 11am GMT.

I hope to see you there!

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WOMEN: New Portraits Annie Leibovitz

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After queuing for over an hour, we finally got in. While very busy, the portraits were stunning. Above are a couple of shots. If the exhibition comes to a city near you, do try and see them. You will get a chance to see photos from one of the most iconic photographer of our age.

The exhibition kicked off in London and will be shown in  Tokyo, San Francisco, Singapore, Hong Kong, Mexico City, Istanbul, Frankfurt, New York and Zurich.

I was quite taken by what to me seemed to me to be a study of women’s leadership. The photos showed women who lead at the grass roots, in the social sciences, politics, business, science, arts and philanthropy. Really powerful stuff.

Enjoy!

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Your More Beautiful than you think

 

 

On this second post on the inner critic, I will pivot. I  want you to look at your very own inner beauty. How does the world look,  feel and sound, if you owned your internal beauty?

 

How would you feel, how would do you connect to others, what does your future look like? Did you get a bigger dream, or bigger ideas for yourself, for others around you?

 

Try it on for size. Right now. Find a quite space, and connect to what is beautiful, strong and courageous about yourself. List them out and think about what your wrote. Now, think about what your goals are for 2016. How does your News Year resolution list look like  now?

 

I encourage you wholeheartedly to view 2016 through this new perspective. Let me know how you get on in the comments box below.

 

I encourage you wholeheartedly to view 2016 through this new perspective. Let me know how you get on in the comments box below.

 

Enjoy

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Inspring female leaderhsip

This is an insightful video about Claire Conner McCaskill’s leadership journey.This isn’t a post about her political positions. This is a video about a women chronicling her career  and, the lessons she learnt along the way.  A lawyer by training, Claire was the first women to be elected to the U.S. Senate for Missouri in her own right. What I found most striking about her story was the importance of confidence in yourself:

  •  tackle gender inequality in your workplace
  • develop your authentic voice
  • take risks
  • get  comfortable with being challenged and, challenging others
  • hold power in balance
  • get  comfortable with making mistakes

Enjoy! Let me know your comments below.

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Inspiring Events, Part 3

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My  third and final instalment on inspiring events is the Stylist live,the first of its kind for the London based magazine.
An absolutely fabulous day for friends or, equally a bit of me time. The event was billed as ‘a  four-day festival of cocktails, culture, catwalks and conversation‘ hosted by Edith Bowman and Dawn O’Porter.

The energy was fun, uplifting and defiantly inspiring. Highlights included  38 Learning labs, Catwalk shows showcasing this seasons must haves, the inspire stage with  the likes of Lisa Eldridge and of course shopping with100 boutique stalls. Key lessons from the day for me where

  • Know your value
  • Be confident
  • Feel good

More details and highlights can be found below:

http://live.stylist.co.uk/

Inspiring Events, Part 2

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This is the second of three instalments of my inspiring events series this month.  It was a coaching network event by London Coaches. I was pleasantly surprised and wanted to share some of the ideas in the hope you would find it useful.

The trainer asked us to think about the stories we play out on our lives, the:

  • Characters
  • Location
  • Genres
  • Plot lines

He asked one powerful question: Would changing one of the above elements get you
better outcome/story?

For example,  do you play the warrior at work but nothing works, everyone is screaming -a horror story. The trainer suggested instead using the character of jester to see if this changes up the energy and gets better outcomes, the story you want. That is slaying the dragon/reaching work goal via humour.

My take away was to be mindful of the narratives we have about ourselves and situations and not to get locked into stories that don’t service you- be flexible. You are the director.

Try it!

Enjoy!

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