”The 10 most important things I learned after I lost my son” – The list all parents should read

”The 10 most important things I learned after I lost my son” – The list all parents should read

We all have or will lose someone important in our lives. Having a little one ourselves, I can’t even imagine losing him. Some of us are not so lucky……please read Richards 10 most important things we should all apply with our loved ones!

Improving Your Communication At Work

Improving Your Communication At Work

We all have trouble communicating at times. We get tired, we are stressed out, we lose patience and sometimes we just don’t get our co-workers or bosses. If you’ve ever lost your temper at work, had a misunderstanding or had to deal with a conflict, you know how important it is to communicate effectively. Unfortunately, we don’t always have the skills or awareness to know exactly what to do. Or, we’re good communicators who sometimes forget our skills at the door.

In Conversation with Tom Watson

In Conversation with Tom Watson

Wow - what a great conversation! Tom Watson and I chat about all sorts of things including his story of a very challenging childhood but how the right support put him on the right path, how sharing this story has touched the lives of many and enabled Tom to make another change in his life helping people to have a better life.

How to Become a Dream Team Mate

How to Become a Dream Team Mate

If you want to be happier, more fulfilled in life, less stressed out, and more successful in your career, then be someone who is easy to work with! Improving your relationships with your teammates, or better still, becoming a dream teammate, will help you achieve all those goals and then some.

How Different Are We?

How Different Are We?

We have a lot of talk these days about equality and needing equal rights for all. Not a bad thing but, after a meeting with the lovely Esi Hardy of Celebrating Disability a few weeks ago, it made me think - how different are we really? Esi was talking about how difficult it is for someone in a wheelchair to enjoy being in a pub where people mainly stand and therefore, they are essentially out of the conversation.

Be LOVEable Men!

Be LOVEable Men!

Once again the dreaded month of February – LOVE MONTH – is upon us men! Oh lord! It’s the month where more men than not are left scratching their heads trying to figure out what in the world they can do to demonstrate their love for their significant other year after year. No doubt its tough men, and unlike the early relationship, days where life pressures were lower and our attraction sensory systems were on high alert, the longer a relationship goes the more obstacles old man life puts in the way – all designed to suck the word “romance” right out of a relationship.

This Is My Story...What's Yours?

This Is My Story...What's Yours?

A while ago, I had the opportunity to audition to be a speaker for TEDx.  It was an interesting and sometimes stressful process to get to the big stage in front of a large audiance; but it was a journey worth taking!  Especially since I was selected to give my TEDx talk live! I really enjoyed competing for a spot in the “BIG SHOW”, but one of the really amazing aspects of the journey was the opportunity to listen to other regular people like myself getting up on stage and sharing stories about their life experiences, work skills, and passions.