Giving solutions space to emerge by themselves

I spent this week working with 8 leaders and changemakers in Warwickshire. 9 chairs, 1 flip chart, 0 slides. Purely experiential. Because in a complex world there are no clear-cut solutions. We practiced slowing down, noticing, using feelings as data, giving feedback, coaching each other, and being present in a client-centred way. When you enableContinue reading “Giving solutions space to emerge by themselves”

Mid-career change: new Mapscaping podcast

In the latest Mapscaping podcast for the geospatial community, Daniel and I had great fun talking about mid-careers! In this episode we cover: 🌐 Job-crafting and leaning into new areas🌐 Being intentional vs experimenting🌐 Using your transferrable skills to grow and evolve🌐 Promoting and marketing your ideas🌐 Qualifications🌐 Career breaks🌐 Portfolio careers🌐 Going from sideContinue reading “Mid-career change: new Mapscaping podcast”

What I learned running a LEGO Serious Play workshop

(This article was originally posted on my LinkedIn blog in 2018, now reposting here with updated links as it is still relevant to my general experiential approach to group facilitation and team coaching. It shares many lessons that are useful for anyone interested in creative and interactive workshops.) Recently I ran a series of innovationContinue reading “What I learned running a LEGO Serious Play workshop”


Today is 3 weeks since I broke my wrist on Dartmoor, hiking solo to a secluded swimming spot. I believe that life is for living, and a broken arm is a small price to pay for a lifetime of outdoor adventure. Although painful, and having to work at reduced capacity, I have since felt moreContinue reading “Adventures”

I asked 50 geospatial leaders about success. Here’s their advice

Over the past few weeks, I’ve been contacting leaders around the geospatial industry to find out what they believe it takes to be successful. This is to help inspire postgraduate students on a business and leadership training programme I’m delivering at two UK universities. So I asked ca. 50 leaders in my network one simpleContinue reading “I asked 50 geospatial leaders about success. Here’s their advice”