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In Memory of Candida Lycett Green

One autumn day in 2010 I took a call on the business phone. “I need a website,” the caller said. “I don’t really know why, or how they work, but I’ve been told I need a website and I gather you’re the person that does things like that.” The caller’s name? Candida Lycett Green – …

20 Tips for Organising an Event

I recently organised a big event for my other business, ADHD Kids. Having never run so much as a workshop before, it was a challenge to say the least, but one that I relished. Despite having many sleepless nights and nightmares – What if no one turns up? What if the speakers are rubbish? What …

What makes someone inspirational?

“Inspirational” is a word that’s often used in business. Wow, what an inspirational speaker, inspirational conference, inspirational workshop – we’ve all heard it and probably all said it at some time or other. But what does it really mean to be inspirational? Let’s start with the basics – the dictionary definition. We have to go …

6 Tools for Creating Podcasts

I’ve recently started a series of podcasts, Conversations with Authors, and it’s been quite a steep learning curve! About ten years ago I took a degree in media technology and production, and audio production is one of the areas I majored in. However, I haven’t done a great deal with it since, and of course …

Happy World Storytelling Day!

Did you know that today was World Storytelling Day? No, me neither, not till about five minutes ago* … but it seems like a particularly relevant day for me because one of the best parts of my job is helping people to tell their story. Over the last couple of weeks I have been proofreading some …

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Would You Like to Join a New Writing Group in Faringdon, Oxfordshire?

UPDATE: The Faringdon Writing Group has now been running successfully for 5 years under  the stewardship of Val Hughes. For more information please email Val directly.   They’ve even published their own book! From March 2014: I’m thinking of starting a casual drop-in writing group in Faringdon, Oxfordshire – would you be interested in joining it? …

My Willing Volunteers and their New Year Goals!

A few days ago I wrote about the goals I set myself for the business in 2013 and how they had gone – and I set three more goals for 2014. I’ve now heard from three of the willing victims volunteers who joined me in the New Year Challenge last year and I’d like to …

A Birthday Giveaway

It’s my birthday today – 21 again (I wish!) – and to celebrate I am giving away the Kindle version of my book The Boy From Hell for one day only. Click here to get your copy! When you publish a book on Kindle you have the option of joining the Kindle Select programme. There …

New Year Review – So Did I Achieve My Goals?

Last year I and five other brave souls put our goals for the year “out there” to make us accountable. My goals were: In 2013 … 1. I want to finish and publish my book about raising a child with ADHD 2. I want to develop and run some blogging workshops 3. I want to grow the consultancy/training part …