Inspiring people

How role models and mentors play a role in your success

Recently I heard from an old business contact of mine, Pat Denzler, who spent 30 years in the…


What I learned about human behaviour at the WPO conference

Last month at annual Women Presidents Organisation conference, held in Baltimore, USA, I learned…


Observing from a new vantage point

I recently returned from a trip to Antarctica onboard a luxury cruise ship where I had the…


Sustaining success in a changing world

It is hard to capture the essence of the Women President's Organisation conference this year, which…


Two members of the WPO London Chapter honoured at Enterprising Women of the Year Awards

Karen Emanuel and Sherry Moran, both members of the Women President’s Organisation (WPO)’s London…


To the limits and beyond

Sue Stockdale's latest book celebrating her adventures Sue Stockdale's adventures began in 1988…


My Most Inspiring Books of 2013

As we end the year, I have been writing up my continuing professional development (CPD) log for the…


Sue Stockdale takes on role as patron for Ski 4 Cancer

Sue Stockdale, Britain’s first women to reach the Magnetic North Pole on skis, has been named as…


Venture Scotland - a role model in valuing diversity

Organisations that aim to have more inclusivity and diversity would do well to spend a day with the…


Sue Stockdale photo

Lean In - when opportunity meets preparation

Are you a lucky person?  Do you find yourself in the right place at the right time?  Seneca, a…


Mindset is key for growth oriented entrepreneurs

One of the major factors that is critical for business owners to consider when growing their…


How being selfish can deliver positive results

I recently delivered a motivational session to a group of women who are partners of those in the…


How good a listener are you?

Listening for Comprehension I like this video clip of Kevin Sharer, Amgen CEO describing what what…


Qualities that are most essential for today's leadership

I was listening to a webinar this week where Frances Hesselbein was being interviewed about…


Rowing the Arctic - what happened to the boat......

This was not a manufactured adventure . No one knew what the end result would be. It could have…


Fear is the greatest inhibitor....hear more on Sue Stockdale interview

I talk about this and lots more in my latest interview on KMUN radio. Listen to a taster here or…


What do TV presenters and polar explorers have in common?

You might think this is an odd question to pose, but after my meeting today with Nici Marx, who is…


Facilitating Connections

One of the most fun parts of my job is making connections and we had a recent great example of…


Wise women and Wise Pack

Wise WomenJust back from Chicago where I attended the Women President's Organisation annual…


Running an internet business

Yesterday we ran another trial networking event in Bath in conjunction with the University of…


Seven Steps to Business Success interview

I was recently interviewed by Matthew  Roberts who runs a website featuring inspiring people…


Tips from the Queen of Networking

Last night I attended one of Carole Stone's regular Monday evening "salons" - and had a great time…


Variety is the spice of life

The last few weeks have taken me to some interesting places and put me in touch with several new…


The business of running a business

Today I attended our monthly Mission Possible Network meeting, where I interviewed three successful…


Women, women, women

All good things come in threes and this week its been women, women, women! 1. First, I was invited…


Inspiration from Asia

Whew - what a week!  Another one of the inspiring speakers at the WPO conference was Sung-Joo…


Innovation: Malcolm Gladwell's comparison of Picasso and Cezanne

It's day one of the Women President's Organisation annual conference and its off to a great…


Walking the talk - how to be a great role model

I expect that many of you have had this frustration at some time in the recent past. People who say…


Entering the world of podcasts

I have recently entered the mystical world of podcasts having known about them for ages but not…