Journal

These short articles reflect my interests. Topics include professional identity and purpose, interpretation and perspective, faith and spirituality, and culture and society. They are geared to a wide audience so my language is soft, inclusive, and relational. I write to connect with you not show you what I know. I also share bits and pieces about me.

Mugs and Unconscious Bias

Mugs and Unconscious Bias

July 14, 2021

Social media knows me well. It suggested I buy this mug, and I… well, I thought this was a great idea! This helpful advertising suggestion followed some interesting conversations I have been having recently (both on-and-off-line) about unconscious bias. The context of these conversations was women in academia but as with most good conversations, this topic has stayed … Read More

Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions: A Harmony of Movement

Thoughts, Feelings, and Actions: A Harmony of Movement

May 10, 2021

Commitment to a harmonious relationship between thoughts, feelings, and actions is central to my coaching ethos and is drawn from my research work. As I work with clients, I implicitly think about these three areas and how they are showing up in and with that person.

My Professional Identity Wrestle

My Professional Identity Wrestle

April 26, 2021

I have had two lovely encouragements recently. I received a book award last month and I gained a coaching diploma last week.

These encouragements represent two very different parts of my professional life. This last year has been a massive struggle trying to chart my way through them. We might call this my professional identity wrestle.

Sarah Everard: An Uncomfortable Question?

Sarah Everard: An Uncomfortable Question?

March 20, 2021

omething has been troubling me over the last week of media coverage about Sarah Everard’s death. I wanted to write something here just to raise a question and offer a perspective really. This is not intended as a criticism of any person or any organisation, but the question that has been troubling me is this: if Sarah Everard had been a woman of colour, would there have been the same level of public outcry and media coverage as there has been?

Identity and Pandemic Bookshelves: what’s in a Zoom backdrop?

Identity and Pandemic Bookshelves: what’s in a Zoom backdrop?

March 5, 2021

om meeting backdrops have become fashionable! The pandemic got us all into Zoom and then suddenly our backgrounds became interesting. At least I think they did. I do not mean virtual background here (although they are also intriguing), I mean what is present and on view in someone’s room behind them.

Battersea Bridge moment: part two

Battersea Bridge moment: part two

November 5, 2020

In part one of this article, I shared a question my friend Tara asked me recently. She wanted to know if I could personally pinpoint a day or moment that signalled transformational change in my life. If you would like to know my answer to her question, read part one. I call it my ‘Battersea bridge moment.’

Battersea Bridge moment: part one

Battersea Bridge moment: part one

November 2, 2020

“Do you have a day when everything changed for you?”

My friend Tara asked me this question over a Zoom coffee catch-up recently. There was a day earlier this year when so much changed for Tara. She did not realize it then.

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