Lonely old men and ikigai

In November I attended the Mashing Up Conference again. I really love this event because it’s “cool”. It has a casual vibe and is just a bit edgier than your average D&I “empowerment” conference. The team do try to bring some different ideas to the stage as well as some local legends. I was happyContinue reading “Lonely old men and ikigai”

Talking Ikigai and Gaman in my podcast debut

Whilst I’ve done plenty of public speaking and a couple of YouTube videos (Thrive Tokyo and about the Wor Watthana Muay Thai gym in Thailand), I’ve never been on a podcast! I’m always talking about the importance of getting used to hearing your voice as other people hear it but hadn’t recorded myself recently –Continue reading “Talking Ikigai and Gaman in my podcast debut”

Integrating my Ikigai in Year 4

Seems like only yesterday that I was writing this post about the start of my third year in business and in 2 weeks on June 29th, I’ll be kicking off Year 4. Taking this time to reflect fills me with gratitude for my family, my customers and my community. Thank you so much for yourContinue reading “Integrating my Ikigai in Year 4”

Increase collaboration with a Points of You® Experience in your workplace

Recently, I’ve noticed a trend for in-house collaboration spaces. With open space, coffee bars and modern designs, these co-working spaces encourage a different energy in the workplace. The goal of the space is to bring together diverse perspectives and communication across silos. I love visiting clients offices to see how they are making inclusive workContinue reading “Increase collaboration with a Points of You® Experience in your workplace”

How to be a great panel moderator

Recently, I have attended a lot of events with panel discussions. At one event, I watched 8 panel discussions in a day. As the day wore on I tried to analyse what separated the good, the bad and the ugly! Based on my own experience as a moderator, I’ve created 9 things you need toContinue reading “How to be a great panel moderator”

Why I’m Leaning Out

After 5 years of moderating a monthly Lean In Circle, I’ve made the decision to “lean out” at the end of the month. For the record, I’m not leaning out because of Michelle Obama, or as part of the pushback on Sheryl Sandberg and her role at Facebook. I’m leaning out because I want toContinue reading “Why I’m Leaning Out”

Diversity Dojo: My Photo Album Workshop

As part of my Points of You® Master Trainer Certification, I am running a number of workshops around Tokyo to practice implementing the process with diverse groups.  (Contact me if you have a group of 10+ people and an event space as I have some new processes I need guinea pigs for!) On February 4th,Continue reading “Diversity Dojo: My Photo Album Workshop”

Ikigai and your Inner Geek

I’m half way through listening to the farewell episode of my favourite podcast. I have to stop…I just don’t want it to end. So I decided to stave off the inevitable by writing a blog post about it. ———————————————————————————————————————- Over the last 12 months I’ve been re-exploring the Harry Potter universe and the wider WizardingContinue reading “Ikigai and your Inner Geek”

What Spartan Races taught me about inclusion in the workplace

I was starting to shiver as the wind came up. I‘d successfully made it through the dunk wall, an obstacle I’d always dreaded based on my fear of dark water. It was beginning to come a little more easily. I was learning how to trust that I would make it through to the other side,Continue reading “What Spartan Races taught me about inclusion in the workplace”