Love What You Do, Be Who You Love…

Mary-Jo Jacobi - WIS Awards

Mary-Jo Jacobi – Image by WIS Awards

Following an Executives in Residence meeting with Mary-Jo Jacobi Jephson at the University of Leeds a while back, I was left in a somewhat pensive mood.

Being a figure of quite some importance in the business world, I listened to Mrs. Jacobi Jephson with great respect. It would appear she had achieved much in her life and the fact that she took the time to speak to myself and others labelled as the “future generation of business” was commendable.

Yet I must admit that the longer she spoke, and the more she revealed about her life, read more

Are you Extraordinary?


As I am sure many of you will have heard, the much loved author, poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou died yesterday.

It is said that she was a person who inspired many to go out and be the best that they could be with words that were poignant and accessible to more than just a select few. Yet when reading her biography it is also obvious that Maya was in many ways just an ordinary woman, making choices that led her to lead an extraordinary life.

Personally, it is people like this that I find particularly inspiring. Ordinary people read more

Saving For Travel? It Starts With A Question

Image by Sophia Louise / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Image by Sophia Louise / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0

Travel. With only one word a whole world of opportunity arises…

Swim with piglets in the Bahamas, explore the ancient temple of Beng Melea in Cambodia, wine and dine in beautiful Paris, relax on the beach in Hawaii. So many options, so little time!

Money. This is one word that makes so many give up on their dreams of travel…

But it shouldn’t be that way.

Travel is something that, like people, comes in many different forms. You can pass through your own city, county or country on the cheap and discover read more