What I’ve learned in the last 12 months

On the 27th October 2019, I’ll be celebrating Ad Florem’s 4th birthday. I can hardly believe it was a whole 4 years ago when I started my business. It’s been…

The Time I Was Brave

Bravery and fear Fear is a funny thing. On the one hand, it keeps us safe by ensuring that we avoid dangerous situations. On the other hand, the things we…

Is it time to discover yourself?

Self-discovery The leadership clients I work with are often surprised when I suggest the first step to being a great leader is self-discovery. Aren’t they already themselves? What is there…

Do Leaders Need To Look After Their Wellbeing?

A Centre for Mental Health study found that presenteeism from mental ill health alone costs the UK economy £15.1 billion per year, and absenteeism costs £8.4 billion. To combat this,…

Time to Think – Is It Worth It?

How often do you take the time to just think? I don’t mean a momentary pause before you make a big decision. How often do you take the time to…

Habits are the key to great leadership

One of the books I frequently recommend to my executive coaching clients is Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. It’s as relevant now as it was on publication…

Handling anxiety and overwhelm in leadership

One of the most common issues I help my leadership clients with is anxiety. They often link this with a sense of feeling overwhelmed. Anxiety and overwhelm is something that…

How to Manage Stress at Work

Stress. It’s a word we hear a lot these days, and for good reason. We live and work in a fast-paced society where we’re constantly connected and constantly contactable. In…

A Time for Leadership Reflection

As 2018 comes to a close, it’s that time where we begin to reflect on the past year and our achievements. In between the many Christmas lunches and parties, that…

My Significant Emotional Event

In 2018 I experienced a Significant Emotional Event. It shook me to the core. It disrupted my emotional, mental and physical wellbeing; making me think and behave differently. I know…

A simple reflective practice for busy leaders

With the high pressures of modern leadership, it’s easy to believe there’s no time to reflect on your practice, even though great leaders know it helps them improve. During my…