Learning as I go

Now this isn’t meant to be a ‘life lessons’ post for anyone reading, it’s a ‘put it into perspective’ post for me. London is a big city and it will swallow you whole if you’re not careful. But your own personal outlook has a lot to do with what you can get out of it.

Books to inspire: written with passion and purpose

“Genius is no more than childhood recaptured at will, childhood equipped now with man’s physical means to express itself, and with the analytical mind that enables it to bring order into the sum of experience, involuntarily amassed.” – Charles Baudelaire I came across that quote at the beginning of Vivienne Westwood’s personal memoir, on display inContinue reading “Books to inspire: written with passion and purpose”

Chance encounters: New York, Ireland and up in the air

Follow my blog with Bloglovin Part of this blog is meant to highlight the fact I often find myself engaged in conversation with complete strangers. So before I detail what I did, ate, drank, saw and explored during my 20-day stint in New York City, Toronto and Ottawa, let me introduce you to three chanceContinue reading “Chance encounters: New York, Ireland and up in the air”

Social butterfly

I am presenting my first face-to-face workshop next week on Twitter and LinkedIn basics for business. While I have done public speaking in Canada and Australia, including live interviews, radio spots and more recently, presenting and facilitating webinars online, this will be a new challenge for me. It helps that I have been using bothContinue reading “Social butterfly”

Building up trust

Before our friends left Australia on a four-month trip across South America, they gifted my Irish hubby with a book called The Social Animal. Maybe they think we are very social, perhaps it was all of those D&M (deep and meaningful in Aussie slang) conversations about Emotional Intelligence and its absence from the workplace over cheapContinue reading “Building up trust”