Articles & Writing

Here are a selection of articles I have written from publications all over the world.  I have written for Real Business  for several years and have expanded my subjects in recent years.   Have a browse through the old ones shown in categories on the left.  I am very happy to pitch for commissions on articles on broad variety of topics, but including :

  • Business and entrepreneurship
  • Feminism, plus women and work and outside it
  • Psychology
  • Lifestyle including work life balance
  • Sales and marketing
  • Authenticity
  • Change
  • Challenges & Advantages in the Third Act

My own blogs are a a mixture of subjects, anything that I feel particularly strongly on,  or something I have found worth sharing .   A bit diverse but I hope they will both entertain and help you to know me better.

I am qualified copywriter and a writing course junkie, continually trying to improve my craft.   I occasionally take on copy-writing work such as blogs, press releases or newsletters for clients too so if I can be of help on that please email me on


“Authenticity is at the heart of success ” anon

One of the most consistent themes in recent years has been the search for authenticity – the rejection of fake values and identities in both business and as ourselves as people.  Rather than copycat our role models, we aim to recognise we are different people to start with while using their achievements for inspiration.    We…
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The Mind, Body, Spirit of Inspiration

“Inspire” and “inspiration” are both words deriving back to the Latin inspirare”, which roughly translates as blow into, breathe upon” or more figuratively “excite, inflame”.  By the Middle Ages, inspiring had become totally synonymous with breathing life into something, and these days we seem to be back with “excite”.   Either way, it is a definition that…
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How our motivations change as we go through life

Our motivations tend to change as we move through life.  As a teenager, I was typically full of ideologies, ambitions and plans both for myself and the world around me.  I harangued anyone who would listen about various social and political injustices.  I fully indulged in those traditionally rebel years.  I messed around, failed to…
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Think an introvert can’t sell? Think again

  I was doing a sales workshop at a conference the other week, and one of the delegates said to me over coffee “ But I can’t sell because I am an introvert”.   It is a common theme. People perceive it as necessary to be ultra-extrovert for selling;  a smooth talking, party loving animal who…
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