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Who’s got your back?

Posted on Friday, April 26th, 2019

A few weeks ago, I was facilitating a session at our EAHAE conference in Kazakhstan. Part-way through the session, one of the stunning horses (a Freesian mare) came and stood at my back. This is her in the photo above. When she arrived at my back, you can see she’s stood right at my right side and looking over my shoulder. I had such a strong felt sense of support, like a strength behind me that was fully available for me – allowing me to... Read more

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Is it time to wake up?

Posted on Monday, April 15th, 2019

I know how to be busy, being busy! And whilst that can be a productive (and often satisfying) way of being – it’s not always our most energising and life affirming. Over the past few years, I’d been experiencing a consistency of messages and gentle nudges coming to me (from lots of sources) and frankly, I pretty much ignored them. I was getting on with getting on and wasn’t ready or open to truly exploring them. After all, life was pretty good, I was enjoying... Read more

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Endings need just as much attention as beginnings

Posted on Friday, March 23rd, 2018

We are often better at handling endings in our families than we are within the organisational setting. From a systemic perspective, a healthy organisation finds a way to include all of its history, and those that made a contribution to it, as part of the narrative. This enables employees to connect to the very roots of the organisation and facilitates a flow of energy. How we handle endings in the family system Within our families we are generally better at acknowledging the passing of a... Read more

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Mastering Systemic Facilitation

Posted on Friday, July 8th, 2016

When I had the privilege of working with Ruud Knaapen’s herd of horses in The Netherlands, as part of my Systemic Mastery Facilitator training, I discovered where my emerging future is beckoning me… Systemic Mastery…a different perspective Recently, I was in Amsterdam as part of my Systemic Mastery Facilitator training. On the course, we had the choice to either be the client or the facilitator. Me? I wanted to explore my emerging future. I’ve been incorporating horses into my leadership work with clients for some time,... Read more

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Knowing our place – a systemic perspective

Posted on Friday, October 23rd, 2015

Within our healthy relationships, we have a place that ‘feels right’. A place where we have a sense of belonging, can ‘play our part’ and instinctively know how to be in relationship. The same goes for our personal lives – for example, in our families where we always have a place – as well as in organisations. Within the systemic perspective, this is about paying attention to one of the fundamental ordering principles for a healthy system – ‘the order of place’. Your place in... Read more


Blogging: What’s the Point?

Posted on Thursday, October 1st, 2015

Getting to grips with blogging – even with expert help and lots of encouragement – isn’t something I found easy. I’d agree to create no-end of content and come up with the same excuse “I didn’t have time”. It’s something I hear from my own coaching clients and it’s usually a sign something’s not quite aligned. It took a beach break to realise what was holding me back. Read on for my tips on how to get blogging… Go with the Flow It’s amazing what... Read more


Discovering Your Soul Journey

Posted on Thursday, July 16th, 2015

Wow. I’ve just completed an awesome 3 days with Nic Askew, from Soul Biographies, where I have had the opportunity to reach into my deeper being and allow my soul journey to be seen and ‘speak to me’ – in the suspense of time that was beautifully held. Soul Journey does sound a bit of an ‘odd’ phrase, and some might even call it cliché.  My way of ‘holding it’, is to think about why I’m here.  What is my real purpose? – What makes... Read more

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