On mentors, cows, and triangulation: Why do coaches have coaches?

Mentors can show up in the most unexpected places. In the first pandemic lockdown, I often walked to nearby fields and woods for my daily ration of fresh air. One day, a group of cows had gathered by the gate. As I made my way through them, the cows looked at me with their dazeContinue reading “On mentors, cows, and triangulation: Why do coaches have coaches?”

As a leader, your greatest power is to do nothing

Superheroes have had their day. In today‚Äôs world of exponential complexity, neither Batman nor Superwoman would cut it. To be able to run at lightning speed is nice, but will only get you to the wrong place faster. Sometimes, you just have to stop. Literally. Just do nothing. This is hard. Leaders have a biasContinue reading “As a leader, your greatest power is to do nothing”

Slides & recording from my careers webinar at Women in Geospatial+

Today I had the great pleasure of running an hour-long career webinar for the worldwide professional network, Women in Geospatial+. The event was kindly hosted by Julia Wagemann and Kate Vavra-Musser. In this webinar we discussed: The different paths that a geospatial career can take. How the psychology of flourishing and universal human needs canContinue reading “Slides & recording from my careers webinar at Women in Geospatial+”

Talking about geospatial careers on the MapScaping podcast

A couple of weeks ago I had the great pleasure of being interviewed on the MapScaping Podcast which, with several thousand weekly listeners, is one of the biggest podcasts in the geospatial world. Host Daniel O’Donohue and I chatted about geospatial careers, including: What is a geospatial career Why doing good work is not enoughContinue reading “Talking about geospatial careers on the MapScaping podcast”

Why work with a coach? Five stories from real people I’ve worked with

Coaching is a powerful way of guiding people through change.  That sounds nice, but what does it actually look like? In this post I am sharing real stories from real people I have coached. To protect their confidentiality, names have been changed. 1. Seeing yourself as a leader Sharon, a senior manager, was unsure ifContinue reading “Why work with a coach? Five stories from real people I’ve worked with”

Listen to my GeoMob interview on geospatial careers

Recently I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by the hosts of GeoMob, a pan-European network for geospatial innovation. They run regular events providing a forum for geo-inclined people to share drinks and inspiration, as well as a weekly podcast. In this episode Steven Feldman and I talk about the state of the geospatialContinue reading “Listen to my GeoMob interview on geospatial careers”