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Oh! That is Gross!!!

When I was a child much to my brothers disgust our dinner table would-be filled with discussions of operations, emergency situations, things going well and things going badly in a hospital environment.  And I loved it.    I loved those stories, I love learning about medicine and the body, I enjoyed the drama of the situation….

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Boo…Hiss…

Can you think back to the last time (if ever!) you went to a Pantomime?  That moment when the villain comes on to the stage and you get to cry, “Boo”.  Or that moment when the villain is defeated and you can enjoy their defeat at the hands of Hero?  The moment when the hero…

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Story Arcs Create Tension

I talked previously about how we create tension in a story – that moment when we, as the audience, are not sure about the outcome.  The moment that has us on the edge of seats. The writer Kurt Vonnegut has a brilliant way of talking about three classic story arcs and I am going to…

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What do you do 2000x a day?

2000 times a day you will daydream – and so will your clients… Given that number, it’s pretty unlikely that one of these daydreams will happen to your client as you’re talking to them. Now, whilst this is the natural human phenomena, we can help our clients focus and pay attention to significant pieces of…

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Vulcan Mind Meld – Fact or Fiction?

Are you old enough to remember the Vulcan Mind Meld from Star Trek? The moment where information, thoughts and memory were telepathically transferred from one being to another. Total fantasy, right? Well, yes in the case of Vulcans and no in the case of transfer of information! Dr Uri Hasson at Princeton University has made…

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I’d like to tell you about Sophie…

She was a super experienced Civil Servant that came into my studio a few years ago. She had had an amazing career, genuinely helping other people. She had been for several senior leadership positions recently and been rejected. She was told that she didn’t have leadership qualities. It became obvious that the way she held…