What has been your greatest lesson or achievement this year? Mine has been simple but profound; Slowing down. A while back my friend made a comment that got me thinking. After watching one of my short recorded videos he asked, “were you on a timer?”. “No” I answered. “You sounded like you were, the video […]

“Why are you looking bored all of a sudden?” The colleague asked. “Is there something wrong with the way am doing this hair?” She asked in return. The conversation caught my attention. I was the client in the salon. The hair dresser noticed I was getting curious. She turned to me and asked, “What do […]

“You might need to answer that.” I said. “Never mind.” he said. His phone however kept ringing. At some point it bothered me but he also started to look bothered. “You could go ahead if it’s something urgent we can always catch up some other time.” I said. “It’s my wife” he said reluctantly. From […]

“Would you call that a relationship?’ I asked after a long conversation. He paused for a moment then said, “I thought so but am not sure. All along am the one who has been pushing it, keeping in touch and checking on her especially when she was working out of town.” How did you end […]

“This our best student!” Said the school principal. Her voice was a mix of anger, surprise and frustration. We all looked at each other in amazement. We were sitting in a school disciplinary session. The student had been among others sent home for a series of disciplinary cases. He came in accompanied by the mother. […]

“Hey Rosemary, I was referred to you by a friend. Am however not sure what I need, a mentor, a counsellor or a coach but he thinks you can help.” She said. The first thing I noticed was her authoritative voice and great command of the English language. However, the more the conversation unfolded the […]

Have you ever looked or listened to someone and thought, “you need to grow up” Or “he/she has some growing up to do.” Every time we say this, it has very little to do with age. We even say this when referring to people who are older than us. I get this thought a lot […]

Have you ever listened to a speech by a local politician and wondered how they have not become the president already? This thought came to me last week. I rarely listen to political statements. I however happened to be seated in a certain office waiting to be served. There was a public forum being aired […]

“What if every other aspect of my life is doing well apart from my job? Like, I wake up every morning feeling demotivated, the roles are so monotonous and I cannot see any hope for growth. My colleagues here have been around for more than two decades. We all go to them for guidance; we […]

“Some team members just won’t get the job done well or get it done on time that’s why I do not delegate” Said the supervisor. “Is the issue the people or the process?” I asked. She posed for a minute. “I think it’s both” She said. This discussion was born out of a training discussion […]