I live in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland, and I still find that quite hard to believe. It is a wild and beautiful landscape and a lot of my pre-writing and reflection happens as I walk in it.
I am an executive coach, coach supervisor and T'ai Chi practitioner. In all my work, I support others to engage in more fruitful conversations by embodying the practices of dialogue. That was the focus of my first book, Pause for Breath. This book gained a Silver Nautilus Award in 2012 in the category of Conscious Business and Leadership. This accolade encouraged me to persist in my writing. Like many who come to this later in life, and without training, I felt a bit of an imposter.
In my client work, I also seek to enable those caught up in relentless activity to pause for breath and clarify their leadership purpose. This is the focus of my second book, Weekly Leadership Contemplations.
I regularly publish short pieces on LinkedIn. Perhaps I am becoming a writer!