Personal Development

It’s great to see Forbes writer Jacquelyn Smith highlight the social skills recognition we need in a modern, working environment in her post “The 20 People Skills You Need To Succeed At Work” – I couldn’t agree more! You’d expect that we all possess those skills, simple as they sound – and inherently I believe […]

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By British standards I’m a successful business, managing to survive three times over the required 3 year period, to call myself ‘successful’. Ten years ago this month I set myself up as Scotland’s first Firewalk and Empowerment Instructor; I created myself a job as trainer, facilitator and holistic therapist – completely oblivious to what the […]

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The beauty of personal development is that you permit yourself to experience new things; in my case, I experience as many positive things as I can, to push my growth a stage further – as often as I can too! This allows me to challenge my perceptions and transform wonky beliefs – those that are […]

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In May of this year I was asked to deliver a Team Building firewalk for residents of Forres, a small town in the north of Scotland, near Inverness and very close to a friend’s permaculture project – so it made sense to combine my trip with a visit to Ludwig’s perma-farm. Earth Ways is a […]

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Growing as a person is great fun although most people probably see it a task or a chore. Or maybe that just comes down to personality types! Personal development simply means to develop the ‘self’ – the being which resides in you, screaming to be released. It’s self-improvement, from wherever you’re at. For some people, […]

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Recently I received a mailing from a well-known source and it left me feeling really quite annoyed! Firstly, may I say that I may not be rolling in cash but I have a very clear conscience about how I market myself; refusing to be caught up in the ‘stirring the pain’ techniques which some ‘entrepreneurs’ […]

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As an Empowerment Instructor I work with management teams on personal development in all sectors of the UK – from self-employed business people, to project management and senior health managers in the prison service – each of these having completely different outlooks but their ultimate aims are the same; success in their field. In the […]

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