Personal behaviours

5 reasons why people are successful at working from home

There are a growing number of workers in the UK who opt to work from home. According to a new…


Time saving tools for busy people

We are all so busy these days that having business tools that save us time can be really useful.…


What does it take to achieve success?

According to a recent study there are ten common attributes required to make it to the top.  The…


Getting ready for the New Year

Why do so many people set themselves goals in January? The new year is a great excuse to start…


Discipline and self-leadership

It's late in the day and you have to get to your pilates class, and yet again you are running late.…


What I learned about human behaviour at the WPO conference

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


How adventure prepares you to be an entrepreneur

ADVENTURE: a bold, usually risky undertaking; hazardous action of uncertain outcome; participation…


Observing from a new vantage point

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


30 ways to stay motivated when you work from home

When working from home you can sometimes feel isolated. So it is vital to be able to motivate…


Successfully managing transition

Imagine the situation. It’s the first week of your new job and you are excited to be starting work…


No connection - how wonderful!

Last year I visited Ajaccio in Corsica and was surprised how difficult it was to be able to access…


Risk: All that Matters

Risk is all around us, and impacts us in many different ways. Typically people assess risk based on…


5 resolutions for 2015

As another year ends and I focus on 2015, it is a reminder to reflect on what has inspired me this…


In what type of environment are you operating at your best?

I was recently on a walk with my dogs when we came across some pheasants.  Immediately, the dogs…


What trainers can learn from motor sport driving instructors

Imagine the situation.   You are sitting in the passenger seat of a high performance car, with…


How women entrepreneurs can advance using sponsorship

I was recently attended an event run by Full Potential Group on the Future of Male and Female…


To the limits and beyond

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


Are you speaking the wrong language to a different generation?

With the workplace becoming increasingly diverse in terms of the ages that are represented, it is…


Why wearing a hoodie can help you get ahead in your career

Hoodies get a bad name. We often associate them with youths of a certain age - or worn by sports…


Ski 4 Cancer Across Greenland In The Montane Polar Iceman

Are you looking for the ultimate charity ski challenge this winter? Ski across North-East Greenland…


Take the Cable Car View to Solve your Issues

Last year we went skiing and every morning, on the 15 minute journey up the mountain in the cable…


Making Change a Habit

Every morning the first thing I do is take my dogs for a walk.  And every day we go a different…


My Most Inspiring Books of 2013

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


What really counts as a leader when striving to achieve tough goals

Imagine the scenario.   It’s minus forty degrees and the wind is blowing straight into your face.…


The Great Coaching Challenge

Tonight the final episode of BBC's Great British Bake Off is aired on TV.  It is designed to find…


3 ways to make your clients feel special

Last week I popped into my favourite shoe shop in London where I have bought some shoes in the…


5 ways to get people to ask for your business card at a networking event

Over the years I have been to a lot of networking events, where pushy people spend a few minutes…


Lessons learned from going to the edge

I was recently delivering a series of lectures on a cruise ship about the various polar…


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…


push your boundaries

Factors that help you push your boundaries

Last week  I gave a presentation for the Association for Coaching on Pushing your Boundaries.  It…


Are you are risk taker?

Risk Taking vs. Fear - which wins?

Risk taking is something that is a natural part of work and life.  For some it may seem risky to…


Traits or Types? Different types of personality assessment tools

Personality assessments or psychometrics as they are sometimes known, are the branch of psychology…


Growth business

Characteristics of a growth business vs. a small business

What are the characteristics of a growth business compared to a small business?  Many people start…


Coaching

Coaching in the outdoors

Coaching is a process that can be undertaken in any location - from the office to the outdoors, or…


Are you a lifesaver as a leader?

When I was younger, I learned lifesaving skills which quaified me to be a lifeguard at the local…


Mindset is key for growth oriented entrepreneurs

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


How to achieve demanding goals

Remember back to the start of the year?  You resolved to make 2013 your best year yet.  Yet one…


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…


30 ways to stay motivated if you work from home

When working from home you can feel isolated, and therefore it’s vital to be able to motivate…


Career Planning tips

In the Autumn 2012 Bulletin of the Association for Coaching (AC) UK edition of the AC’s online…


What helps people to take risks?

Last week I was delivering a session on Risk Taking, and as part of the presentation I was thinking…


How participation in sport can help you at work

The Olympics are almost upon us and everyone you look, there are TV adverts, radio interviews,…


How good a listener are you?

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


Confronting a fear

One approach to confronting a fear is to deliberately put yourself in the real-life situation that…


LinkedIn Behaviour - How I like to be treated

Since LinkedIn made it even easier for us to connect with people that we may know, it seems that…


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…


How to create an authentic environment

This week our London Chapter of Women Presidents Organisation hosted a reception for prospective…


YOU are the most useful tool in your kitbag

My partner is involved in motorsport and everytime he gets ready to go off to a race he has to move…


What's your indicator of change?

I was listening to a radio programme last night where a river pilot was talking about the way he…


Keeping motivated during tough times

Imagine the scenario.  Your desk is so full of work that it looks like the leaning tower of…


Learn from successful millionaire entrepreneurs

It always great to learn from other successful people and to be able to do it over a weekend is…


What goes around....comes around

Earlier this year I wrote in my blog about a woman with great perserverance, who had been really…


Don't give up: what perseverance can achieve

Last year I spoke at a women's event about told my inspiring story of skiing across the…