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


When the going gets tough, the tough gets going..

Contrary to popular belief, Ronan Keating was not responsible for this phrase.  Many believe it to have come from Joe Kennedy, father of  J.F.K,  or possibly, earlier still,  from a Norwegian-American  football coach,  Knute Rockne,  back in the late 1900’s.  It has since been used by many motivational speakers, as an easy to remember catch…
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Starting up business is scary but we are still doing it

Among the endless list of damage being caused by Brexit uncertainty, is that there is currently more reluctance a new business venture.  This is a completely understandable hesitation when we are in such uncharted territory, but starting a business is a scary thought at the best of times. Seventy per cent of people say they…
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We need to stop blanket criticism of British millennials

I saw a recruitment ad on social media recently, stating in no uncertain terms that lazy, over-entitled British millennials need not apply. It was unsurprising to see the comments were a torrent of aggrieved and abusive responses from applicants and other businesses alike. Just as I, too, wanted to give all British millennials a sympathetic…
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Forget New Year’s Resolutions

They say that doing the doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different outcome is the first sign of madness.  Yet making, and failing, at New Year’s resolutions has been going for some 4,000 years since the ancient Babylonians.  In the Babylonians case, they were bargaining with their Gods that they would…
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