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Being the Coach I wish I’d had: 10 ways to survive and thrive when you work for yourself

Whether you are freelance, self-employed, running a small business or one of the growing numbers of people developing a ‘portfolio’ career, going it alone can be tough going. I’ve forged my own path for over twenty years so I can say this from the bottom of my heart. On the plus side, it’s a great […]

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New coaching packages

It’s International Coaching Week so it seems timely to launch my three new coaching packages – all available via Skype: Let the Light Back In – for people on the brink of, or going through, a major life change More details.         Future-proof your Career – for people who want to survive and […]

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Aesop’s Fables

Over the past couple of months I’ve had the good fortune to work on a project about Aesop’s Fables for, the free global online learning platform. It has been a mother and daughter project, with me providing the text and Aysha Tengiz doing the illustrations. Aysha is now in her second year of her illustration […]

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New Website, New Me!

I hope you like the new website. It’s part of my plan to reinvigorate my work. It was built in a day with the delightful Jamie at PootlePress on his WordPress Xpress option and it features the wonderful illustrations of the talented Aysha Tengiz. Find more of her work on her blog: I should […]

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How to stop ‘managing’ subject experts and work with them: 5 strategies to help SMEs share their knowledge

Creating online learning means collaborating with subject matter experts – SMEs in the jargon of elearning. If you frequent the elearning discussion boards, you’d be forgiven for thinking that SMEs are the thorn in the side of elearning authors and developers. There are countless discussions about how to ‘manage your SMEs’, about how they do […]

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