Coming out at work

I’ve been recently appointed appointed Co-Chair for the UK Chapter of the LGBTA (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual, Trans and Allies) community at Mercer.  Of all the roles and opportunities I’ve had in my career, this is the one I am most honoured and humbled to take up.  In this pre-Christmas article, I thought I’d share a… Continue reading Coming out at work

What does a good leader and an orchestra have in common?

For those of you fortunate enough to have attended a live orchestra performance, the thrill and anticipation of seeing a group of people, working in harmony to create blissful sounds is a moving experience.  My favourite composition is British composer, Benjamin Britten’s Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, showcasing every single instrument within the orchestra,… Continue reading What does a good leader and an orchestra have in common?

4 observations on leveraging local know-how

On a recent trip to Poland’s capital city, Warsaw, we decided that we wanted to discover a different side of Warsaw.  We discovered a fantastic little agency online, called Adventure Warsaw!, and in our 1/2 day trip, we discovered so many historical and fascinating pockets of Warsaw’s history, had lunch at one of the last… Continue reading 4 observations on leveraging local know-how

5 things I’ve learned in moving from start-up to corporate

I’ve spent a lot of my career working in newly formed and start-up businesses, and I have a real passion for being part of something new & exciting.  Despite this, 6 months ago, I made a decision to move back into the corporate world. Why? Primarily, I wanted to prove to myself that the skills… Continue reading 5 things I’ve learned in moving from start-up to corporate