The conjurer

My offer? My business?  It’s simple. Help others put more wins on the board. When people become more successful as a by-product of something I’ve provided, that’s a win for me. When they are not so successful? I’ll try to think of other ways to help those in need. There is no trickery, it’s prettyContinue reading “The conjurer”

Faith in me

Mike and I have faith in a similar business field. I’m committed to spending my time building professional networks, I’m told that I’m good at what I do, my experience over the years has brought out the best in others and although it’s business at the sharp end, real ‘trenches stuff,’ it’s hugely satisfying. TodayContinue reading “Faith in me”

community network

Community-focused networking has lots of benefits, some are immediately evident, others need clarification and I was witness to this just recently as around twenty met over ‘brunch.’ Our guest was Michael has a lot of domestic responsibility, being the ‘office at home’ and supporting two young kids. He loved the idea of opportunity through engagement,Continue reading “community network”

The Extraordinary

Surrounding ourselves with extraordinary friends, those of like minds, not only makes us feel good, it simply helps to get the job done, don’t you think? I’m in the business of connecting people and although I’m more than comfortable having a room full of people – who perhaps don’t quite yet share my conviction ofContinue reading “The Extraordinary”

Refer or not?

Would you refer me? It makes all the difference. I like the fact that amongst my network colleagues there are those who are prepared to go the extra mile. It makes me feel very lucky and grateful for the resource we have. Not only does it qualify who I could refer but I learn to understandContinue reading “Refer or not?”

People buy from people

Just ask Hilary. People buy from people. With the spotlight on choices by the people and some monumental personal decisions on both sides of ‘the pond’ this year, it is never been so blindingly obvious:           “I’ve learned that people forget what you said,              Continue reading “People buy from people”

Sticky bun over dead wood

Bill and I were discussing business over coffee and a magnificent ‘sticky bun’ the other morning. More reflection than current news. The state of ‘people politics’ was popular, as was all things general when Bill suddenly said… ‘I’m really not looking forward to the New Year Charlie. I’m not sure we can carry our existingContinue reading “Sticky bun over dead wood”

Ambition over Apathy?

I do have ambition and I know I should have kept the appointment but the temptation to stay in bed this morning was overpowering. It just seemed like the right choice at the time. Besides, my decision didn’t really impact anyone, not the other party anyway … The other party? I had thought the ignored appointment willContinue reading “Ambition over Apathy?”

Lessons from The Bridge

It was ‘after hours’ and (unlike me) I found myself on my way to a pre-arranged meet with friends and colleagues at London House Of Lords (!) … ‘come along’ they said, ‘it may be worthwhile simply to take a look at the place.’ As I alighted at the station and made my way, IContinue reading “Lessons from The Bridge”

People, funny?

“People are funny” I find I quote this phrase regularly during conversation, even to myself although most often when I’m indulging with friends over a ‘sticky bun’ and a decent coffee. I find engagement with like-minded souls is always good for the morale and if we’re lucky we receive more than just a boost forContinue reading “People, funny?”