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January 14, 2013

Fearless

In a world filled with uncertainty, Joe Glickman’s newly released book Fearless could be the most important book you read in 2013. Here’s why: Uncertainly is not going away in 2013. The economy; the fiscal […]
June 2, 2012

One Plus One

 I had the opportunity in Sydney recently to be a guest on Jane Hutcheon’s “One Plus One” program on the ABC. You can watch it online HERE (runs approx 10 mins).
April 4, 2012

Denial is not a virtue. No really, it’s not…

People often presume that, because of the nature of what I do (you know, being a professional speaker, telling people what to do etc), that I must have it all figured out. That would be […]
January 25, 2012

Before you make an excuse, you might want to check this out…

Twelve years ago, a co-worker tried to talk me out of climbing a mountain because there was a section of trail he was quite familiar with, that he couldn’t see me being able to navigate […]
January 24, 2012

So you think you’re a Badass?

Trust me; you could be badder. And I’ve got just the place for you to learn. This Thursday and Friday (26th & 27th January), my friend JBT is hosting the first, the inaugural Badass Conference. […]
November 10, 2011

A Taste of things to come…

Things have been busy around here in preparation for the February launch of my new project; The Solution Revolution. Part training course; part Inner circle, I’ll be interviewing leading experts and thought leaders on Solution […]
June 24, 2011

Summer of Opportunity, Plus a Great Deal for Toronto

Just because its summer doesn’t mean we stop learning, does it? Of course not. I learnt more about barbequing last summer than I thought possible (I’m Australian, remember), but I digress… I have a couple […]
May 12, 2011

Finding our way Home

On April 30th I had the amazing opportunity to tell my story in a way I hadn’t told it before, as part of The Moth; in turn part of PEN World Voices. Lot’s of people […]
December 21, 2010

Obstacle or Opportunity? Simple changes for increased health over the holidays?

Let me say straight up that anyone who introduces themselves as the chocoholic dietician is going to get my attention. That’s a given. I met Andrea Holwegner recently in Montreal (I was a keynote speaker […]
November 26, 2010

December 14 Webinar- Early Bird Deadline finishes Tonight!

Now, please don’t think I’m giving you the hard sell here, but I do want to let you know that the early bird deadline for the December 14th webinar finishes tonight (Friday 26th Nov) at […]
November 19, 2010

Meditating on Choice

For most of us, dealing with change is incredibly difficult. We like things to stay the same; we like things to be known. People often ask me (actually, people always ask me) “How can I […]
November 17, 2010

Let it go…

Letting go is not easy. In fact, it could be one of the most difficult things any of us ever have to do. One of the biggest lessons I have learned has been that you […]
October 27, 2010

So you want to be a professional speaker?

I’ve been speaking for over a decade now. Longer actually when you consider that words first started coming out of my mouth in 1966, but I mean speaking professionally. Yes, being paid to talk; could […]
October 12, 2010

200 Billion Hours?

Reading Clay Shirky’s Cognitive Surplus slammed home for me something I already knew, but hadn’t crystallised in my mind. We don’t have a financial crisis; we have a productivity crisis. We (and I’m talking mostly […]
October 4, 2010

That’s enough about me, let’s talk about you… what do YOU think about me?

First, some statistics: According to the new film from Davis Guggenheim, Waiting for Superman, among the top 30 developed nations, the US ranks 25th in mathematics and 21st in science. American students have fallen behind […]