I write about building thriving businesses where people do meaningful work together. I also write about my recent shift towards directing my work as a free agent after twelve years of working in consulting and big businesses.
On this page, you'll find what I call short essays, notes and visual documents.
I've been thinking about how to bring more humanity and meaning into big businesses. In this piece, I explore how embodiment practices in the workplace would help us reconnect with our inner wants and needs, and help us shape the purposeful businesses we want to see in the world.
December 1, 2022
c. 1,600 words
When I compare the quality and effectiveness of the courses that some online creators are running for individual customers these days to the training that I have had access to through the various employers I've worked for, I feel like businesses are truly missing out on huge untapped learning potential.
November 10, 2022
c. 1,100 words
In this piece I write about how I got the overachieving doer in me, the one who'd built my career in corporate and consulting from scratch, to stop doing for a while. By not doing, I created space for a less used part of myself to start playing more actively in the world.
November 3, 2022
c. 1,000 words
In this piece, I share one of the game-changing moments in my career where I finally 'got' one of the most fundamental unsaid rules in business. A moment that subtly yet undeniably transformed my ways of working and helped shape me as a leader.
October 30, 2022
c. 1,400 words
Curiosity is like a muscle. If you don't exercise it, it will be atrophied. While most of our systems encourage us to be curious about things that are perceived as useful, I feel like little space is made for humans to let their curiosity run the show, for the sake of it.
October 19, 2022
c. 1,300 words
In this piece, I share some of the big shifts that have happened in me since I left my corporate job to go on sabbatical eight months ago. Among others things, I write about my journey into embodiment and my slow but definitive move from a scarcity to an abundance mindset.
October 11, 2022
c. 1,500 words
Yesterday, Patagonia's founder and owner announced that he was transferring full ownership of the company’s shares to a trust and non-profit duo who will invest any money that is not re-invested in the business into the environment. This inspirational, philanthropic and visible action is going to have a positive impact throughout the business world.
September 16, 2022
c. 2,200 words
I had never thought I would be creating any content online. This was something that others did. When a close friend started sharing the friendships and opportunities that they had built once they put their thoughts and themselves out there, I decided I wanted in - and I found it incredibly hard psychologically to put myself out there.
April 27, 2022
c. 2,300 words
During my years as a corporate leader, I was using PowerPoint to structure messy thinking, facts and figures into clear and concise messaging that was tailored to a specific audience. I was also using PowerPoint to communicate that message effectively to my audience, usually senior decision-makers in the business. In this post, I outline the process I followed.
March 19, 2022
c. 3,700 words
Solving the 'learning problem' is harder than it sounds
Most businesses are acutely aware that they could do a better job at providing good learning options for their teams. And most of them are having a hard time making any change happen. Solving ‘the learning problem’ is harder than it sounds. Here are the most common challenges that businesses are faced with.
November 24, 2022
c. 2000 words
A new kind of online course for the business world
This piece is an attempt to bring awareness to the gap that cohort-based courses and businesses will have to bridge before they are able to work together. I share six challenges to overcome, from adjusting the content to fit business needs to demonstrating a short-term return on investment.
November 16, 2022
c. 1,150 words
Life after corporate, on sabbatical
Early 2022, I went on sabbatical. I wanted to rest and see what kind of ways of being and ways of doing meaningful work would emerge if I stepped out of the corporate constraints I’d always been in.
September 6, 2022
c. 2,400 words
My experience of the corporate world
You can thrive both personally and professionally if you play the corporate game right. In this post, I share my positive experience of working in the world of corporates and consulting.
September 5, 2022
c. 1,200 words
Building a bright future
I believe that humanity is on the verge of entering a new golden age. We need more ambitious, driven and collaborative people to join purpose-led businesses to make that happen.
September 7, 2022
c. 2,600 words
Enjoy the ride
As it turns out, the indie ride is not a smooth ride. I am getting many ideas of exciting things I could be working on - yay! At the same time, my levels of stress have gone up. Looks like my enthusiasm and conscientiousness are going to be both my allies and my adversaries in this process...
June 27, 2022
c. 2,000 words
Boost your career with powerpoint
If you want to succeed in any business context, you will have to learn to get your ideas across effectively, particularly if you want to get attention from decision-makers at the top of the organisation. And because PowerPoint is so often used as the main offline communication tool in businesses, you'll need to get proficient at using it.
June 14, 2022
c. 1,000 words
What an effective strategy looks like
As a business leader, your objective should be to make sure that your business has an inspirational and actionable strategy. A strategy that galvanises your teams, your customers and your partners, and that your teams feel empowered to implement. A simple an effective way to do this in both small and big businesses is to think in three layers.
April 28, 2022
c. 1,300 words
Your business needs a strategy
A business that does not have a strategy is a business that does not make it clear where it is headed. As a result, people in the business will operate in the here and now, leaving themselves at risk of being governed by whatever what feels most urgent rather than what is fundamentally important for its long-term growth.
April 14, 2022
c. 800 words