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I’m former a columnist for Psychologies magazine and I write about personal and professional presence, personal branding, and being your best self for publications including the Huffington Post and Psychologies Life Labs. I have also been featured in Psychology Today, The Sunday Times, Top Santé, and on CNBC.

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MoxieCast 018: Courage, Transition and Mission, with James Butler

What if losing everything – your prestigious career, your title, your health – wasn’t the end, but a beginning? Meet James G. Butler, a man trained as a superhuman. This is a guy who could deadlift 500 lbs, and did the equivalent of a triathlon every day. The Canadian Government spent more than a million […]

MoxieCast 017: Overcome Worry & Live More Joyfully, with Gabrielle Treanor

Remember that time when you worried, and it was really helpful? Nah. Me either. Here’s a mic drop of a quote by Eckhart Tolle: “Worry pretends to be necessary, but it serves no useful purpose.” Truth, right? And yet we can worry ourselves into a tizzy on a regular basis. If you want to cut […]

MoxieCast 016: The Power of Our Stories, with Heidi Taylor

You have a story. Stories, actually – as in multiple. Think of your stories as a patchwork blanket that your nan crocheted for you. All the bits work together to create something larger and more lovely. But how do we actually identify and tell those stories that are locked up in your inner Fort Knox? […]

MoxieCast 015: How to Win at Self-Care & Willpower

Porridge with berries for breakfast. Steamed veg with brown rice for lunch. Pint of Oreo ice cream before bed, with a bag of Doritos on the side, washed down with Prosecco. We laugh. Knowing laugher, perhaps. This episode is not about eating more greens, or drinking less bubbly (at least not directly). It’s about willpower […]

MoxieCast 014: How to Work Smarter with Colette Heneghan

If you’ve ever hidden in a loo cubicle at work to regroup, this episode is for YOU. I used to do that in my investment banking career. Not for ages. Just 5-10 minutes here and there. I’d do the odd flush to make it sound legit. Mostly it’d just sit there breathing, blinking, enjoying the […]

MoxieCast 013: How To Be Braver, with Suzy Greaves

  What does it mean to be brave? Is it about having bullet-proof confidence, or smug certainty? If so, I’ve been doing it wrong all my life. Reflecting on the times when I’ve been brave, I can’t recall a single episode where I’ve felt bullet-proof or certain. The time I moved countries to attend grad […]

MoxieCast 012: Handling Anxiety with Chloe Brotheridge

  Anxiety. It’s part of our daily lives. Maybe you’re up at 3am, tired but wired, stressing about your to-do list. Or maybe you’ve spent all week worrying about your big presentation, scared of flubbing it up. Or perhaps you’re micromanaging your kids’ choices, big and small, lest they screw up and fail. It could […]

MoxieCast 011: How to Handle Conflict (and other reader questions) with Varian Brandon

Conflict. Shuddering at the very mention of the word? You’re not alone. I recently asked my Daily Moxie readers to hit reply and tell me about their current challenges. I wanted to know what they were struggling with. What would they love support on? Conflict came up time and again. That got me thinking about how […]

MoxieCast 010: Spiritual Tapas with Allison Crow

I was really hoping that there was going to be a neat, tidy system for getting more comfortable in our own skin, something Marie Kondo-ish: throw this bit out, compartmentalise that, and Ta-Da! Spoiler alert: there is no system. Ok, so I had actually figured that out on my own, but I thought wild artist, […]

MoxieCast 009: How to Stop People-Pleasing with Jason Goldberg

  People pleasing is an addiction. We trade our time, energy and personal preferences for scraps of approval from others. It’s transactional: I over-give and over-do, and you give me crumbs of good-enoughness and validation. When you do that, I feel valued and important and good about myself for a little while.  But these morsels […]

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