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”

Rethinking professionalism during WFH

It’s been a month since the schools closed down in Tokyo. It seems likely that this will be extended into early May. As an entrepreneur working from home is not new to me. If I’m not delivering corporate training, meeting clients or attending events, I work from home. Working from home with my kids inContinue reading “Rethinking professionalism during WFH”

Shiawase2020シンポジウム –  Online, Japanese, Co-facilitation!

Early in 2020 I decided to support the Points of You® Japan Tribe by volunteering to be a facilitator at the annual Shiawase2020シンポジウム. I was excited to co-facilitate and introduce Points of You® to a new audience of people and to talk about happiness. And to do all this with a monolingual Japanese team wouldContinue reading “Shiawase2020シンポジウム –  Online, Japanese, Co-facilitation!”