Does my title remind you of a certain Salt-N-Pepa song? If you're the wrong generation (the rap group were big in the nineties) or just have no idea what I'm talking about – I'll borrow some of their lyrics to explain. Here goes: Let's...

My husband and I lived in Ethiopia for three months in 2011. We even got married there. But in all that time we only really learned one word - literally one word of Amharic. It was a pitiful effort really. But the minute...

I like to think of myself as an easy-going kind of writing coach. The kind who is chiefly concerned with helping you find your true voice, and master your self-expression. I’m certainly not a comma queen or bracket bully. And unless we’re working ...

The sore throat started a week before. Then the crackling began last Tuesday. The coffee didn’t help. Nor did the back-to-back meetings in the dimly-lit, noisy cafe....

Where are you positioned in the minds of your ideal clients? What do they think of when they think of you, your company and your products and services?...

Studies on recall have found that we tend to remember the start of something, the end, and any high points in the middle. Take a moment to consider this for yourself. You’ll find it’s true for most things, from jobs and relationships to movies and...

If you've recently returned from holiday to an overflowing inbox of urgent demands, it can seem like that break in the sun wasn't really worth it. The vivid colours and sounds you experienced now seem dusty and mute, and you can barely remember the taste of...

Last month, in London, I went to see The God Particle, a very funny play about the clash between a priest and a scientist. And I sat there thinking, ‘thank God that’s not me up there, on stage!’...

There’s a running joke between my husband, Krister and I that my book Just Write It! is about milk cartons! When we first met four years ago, I showed him a draft of the first three chapters of the book. He quickly completed the goal setting...

This month I received an email from a reader who had seen a profile of me in a magazine, telling the story of how I went from being a psychology student to becoming a writing coach....