Monks, Maitri and More

UNLOCKING TRANSFORMATIVE POTENTIAL Lumbini in summer is not my idea of a good plan. Nevertheless, I’d been told Buddha Jayanti celebrations in Lumbini are something special and so I went, eager to experience the place on a day when people from all over the world come to mark and appreciate its significance. My professional life is full of conversations with people and teams in crisis- people going through a particularly […]



“The pleasure we derive from journeys is perhaps dependent more on the mindset with which we travel than on the destination we travel to.” ― Alain de Botton, The Art of Travel A JOURNEY 6.30am, Kathmandu Life is what happens while you’re making plans Friday morning started out ordinarily enough- leaving Kathmandu for a whirlwind roadtrip: 3 travellers, 4 destinations, 17 difference agenda items and 36 hours. The plan was […]


Creating Bonds Between Boundaries and Faiths

Reflections on the eve of Women’s Economic Forum 2017 ENTREPRENEURS. THINK TANKS. INNOVATION HUBS. SOCIAL BUSINESSES. This is who I hang out with when I say I’m at work. I work with individuals, organizations and communities across two major fronts: crisis response and culture change. This has given me unique insight into what it takes for people to “put down their arms”, open their ears and mobilize towards a brighter […]



  THREE FACTS ABOUT YOU You are the single most underutilized resource in your life and business. You have an in-built potential for success and high performance. The place to begin is the simplest and most profound question of all: who do you think you are? THE UNTOLD SECRET BEHIND LONG-TERM SUCCESS Let me give you some good news- just because it seems hard to come by these days and I’m nice like […]


Organizational Program Walkthrough

INTRODUCTION & PURPOSE This is Response #1 in a series of posts for Three Principles practitioners who have been asking about working with organizations- business, nonprofits, schools, development agencies. First things first- We are all colleagues and co-learners in this. Whatever story we might tell ourselves or whomever we might compare ourselves to, the truth is, we each come equally equipped with the same kit. This is just a watercooler for […]



  Reflections on work, success and getting your shit together from 3 decades on the planet     GET UNFORGETTABLY GOOD   The best piece of marketing or personal branding advice I ever got was: Do what you said you want to do and get fuckin amazing at it.   If you say you want to be an entrepreneur, go out and test your idea: experience a few people laugh at […]


The Art of Wondering


Whether it’s finding the right words to fire someone, navigating a complex business situation or how to have a difficult conversation with your teenage daughter- we are faced with an endless variety of challenges, problems and constraints.


Hard is Overrated

Somehow, around the world, we have come to the conclusion that striving, struggling against the current is the mark of a good, upstanding human being.


PRESS PLAY-The Myth of Status Quo

Status Quo is like a PAUSE button. You can’t get through a movie that way much less Life! Whether you lead or follow, change is inevitable. PRESS PLAY. #SocialChange #ChangeAgents #EverydayActivists Original post at


SKILLS FOR THE FUTURE- A Manifesto for building the next generation of leaders

Young people are awesome. They can find solutions to many of the challenges facing them and our world. BUT We have a habitual way of treating & interacting with youth (in schools, homes, communities and national platforms) that creates a very good chance they will be sold on the story of jaded and powerless citizens by age 25.