Fabruary: Make March Matter Part XII|

This free online community was created on February 27th, 2020 as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. It is a community that brings smiles, cheerleaders and new ideas. What happened in February? One year on from the birth ofContinue reading “Fabruary: Make March Matter Part XII|”

Finding your Ikigai in Public Service

Noemi Inoue is the first foreign-born woman to be elected as a local councillor in Japan. Originally from Bolivia, Noemi talks about how her ikigai around public service led to her starting an NPO, changing her nationality and then becoming a three-time elected politician in Sumida ward in Tokyo. We had some issues with soundContinue reading “Finding your Ikigai in Public Service”

Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai Podcast Launch

Did you know that I am launching a podcast about #ikigai?I interviewed the first guest yesterday! You’ve probably heard of the Japanese concept of “Ikigai” but are wondering how you can successfully apply it to your life. How do you start living a life of purpose, jumping out of bed, excited to face the day?Continue reading “Ikigai with Jennifer Shinkai Podcast Launch”

OMG October

Make March Matter Part VII: #Seize September wraps up This free online community was created on February 27th, 2020 as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. It is a community that brings smiles, cheerleaders and new ideas. What happenedContinue reading “OMG October”

Ikigai and Starting Small

In The Little Book of Ikigai,  neuroscientist, Ken Mogi approaches Ikigai from the perspective of small and simple daily steps that you can integrate to live a more purposeful and happy life. He shares case studies of artisans, sushi chefs and shinkansen (Bullet Train) cleaners working with purpose. He outlines 5 pillars of Ikigai thatContinue reading “Ikigai and Starting Small”

Ikigai Myth Busting

In the popular TV show, MythBusters, the team perform intricate scientific experiments often accompanied with fire, explosions and cool gadgets. I’m going to take a more sedate approach and base my Myth Busting on my experience as a coach and the examples I have seen of people who are on the journey of successfully integratingContinue reading “Ikigai Myth Busting”

#jumpstartjuly

Make March Matter Part IV: #justdoitjune is in the bag! This free online community was created on February 27th as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. What happened in June? Over 210 people in the Facebook group . Yes, we hitContinue reading “#jumpstartjuly”

Stop saying this, right now

#newnormal #lockdown #wfh – COVID-19 has given us a host of new hashtags and vocabulary to deal with what is going on. But there is one phrase that drives me up the wall…. “In Real Life” If I hear another person on an online meeting say “in real life” when talking about meeting people faceContinue reading “Stop saying this, right now”

Just Do It June

Make March Matter Part III: #makemagicinmay is in the bag! This free online community was created on February 27th as a way to support entrepreneurs, freelancers and small business owners affected by Coronavirus cancellations. Our aim is to provide connection, accountability and inspired action. What happened in May? Over 190 people in the Facebook group (soContinue reading “Just Do It June”

ICF ACC Online Badge

Delighted to see that the International Coach Federation has started to share certification online. I’m currently accepting private and executive online coaching clients. We can talk about how to find and then integrate your ikigai (life purpose) and craft a life that brings you joy. We can focus on relationships and improving communications – howContinue reading “ICF ACC Online Badge”