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!”

Champagne Problems: A Reframing Opportunity

I’m writing this as my incredibly health son starts three days of 学級閉鎖 (class shutdown) for the flu rampaging his class. It’s common practice in Japan that if a third of the students are sick to shut down the class to prevent the further spread of infectious diseases. Needless to say: Working parents hate it! WeContinue reading “Champagne Problems: A Reframing Opportunity”

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”

What happens in an Ikigai x Points of You® Workshop?

I get a lot of questions about the Ikigai x Points of You® workshop so I thought I would share this video from my presentation in Costa Rica in 2019 at the Gross Global Happiness Forum at UPEACE. With a new decade coming up, isn’t it time for you to focus on how you andContinue reading “What happens in an Ikigai x Points of You® Workshop?”

Why Pause?

“Pause” is the first step of the Points of You® Method Why pause? I know that you are busy, always on and the fact that you are reading this means you are online. But being “always on” and the cult of “busy-ness” take a toll on your body and your mind. Take a moment nowContinue reading “Why Pause?”