About me...

Image by Steve Marshall

Image by Steve Marshall

I am a seasoned master executive coach and coach supervisor and am committed to creating breathing spaces in working lives. All my work is shaped by a profound interest in embodying dialogue practices to support conversations that are rich, thought-provoking and productive.

I live in the Cairngorms National Park in Scotland. It’s a wild and beautiful landscape in which I love to walk – sometimes with clients – and enjoy time and space for creative reflection.

I’m also a writer – I’ve published two books and am working on a third. I also post articles on this site and occasionally elsewhere, such as on LinkedIn.

Activities...

Material world

I am a seasoned executive coach and coach supervisor committed to creating breathing spaces in working lives. For more than twenty years I’ve engaged in leadership development work under the trading name of Originate.

Find out more about my work in the material world…

Writing

I am also a writer, attempting to find words that invite readers to reflect on how we each perceive the world, what we pay attention to and how this shapes our experiences of life and work.

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Thin places

Holy Isle

Recently, those who want to work at the boundary between their spiritual practice and their worldly activities are seeking me out, prompting me to consider how I might work in this space.

Find out more about my work in thin places…

Most recent post...

Heroic tendencies
02 February 2024
Instead of writing this piece, I should have been hosting a Leadership Embodiment community of practice day in Fife. Based in the Cairngorms, the deciding factor in calling off the event was the prospect of driving 100 miles in snowy conditions. I rarely cancel workshops for my own welfare and I found it immensely difficult. What’s that about? I was due to travel on Wednesday and the journey looked...
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