Unchangeable Certainty

Twenty years ago, the first year of the 21st century started with some massive Y2Y concerns, fears that computers would not shift from 1999 to 2000 correctly. Fortunately, by the

The Autumn of Nations 1989

If you could take a step into a visual time capsule and for a brief moment take a look at the year 1989, what would you remember? Would you remember

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man…. (Ralph Waldo Emerson)

Thirty years ago, two incredible athletes Dave Scott and Mark Allen pushed themselves and each other in an epic sporting rivalry which reached its peak at the 13th Hawaii Bud

50 Years Anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon Landing

On July 20th 1969, Neil Armstrong immortalized his first step on the moon with his exclamation: “One small step for man, one giant leap for mankind”. As a member of

The Year of Aida

This past year was an exceptionally challenging year, around the world. Between unsettling economic situations, the GDPR frenzy, and displays of erratic political behavior, it is no wonder many have

A Year in Review

2018 was marked by daunting challenges around the world, from the political divides across Europe and the United States, as well as the pressing issue of global warming, but it

A Journey Within

Last summer, on a warm and sunny Saturday, Jana, my business partner and I welcomed a group of ten people at the farm where we were conducting our monthly Coaching

A Festival of Unity, Sportsmanship and Humanity

On July 15th half of the world tuned into the most watched live event on television worldwide. “As the pinnacle of the only truly global game, played in every country

Dreaming of the Olympics

Sport is a passion shared across the generations of my family, as well as a family tradition. And the Olympics games are an event I have always followed with enthusiasm.

The Begging Bowl

Once upon a time, in a far off land a prosperous king lived in a magnificent castle. He had an abundance of wealth and was a good, proud king, who took care of his subjects.

Personal Values versus Self-Interests

Watching a recent debate between the potential American presidential candidates on the Republican side, a question came to my mind: How has Donald Trump managed to convince some smart and educated people that he is a credible presidential candidate?

Are You Ready for a Quantum Leap in Your Life?

In February it will be time to say goodbye to the Wood Goat of 2015 as he crosses over the mountain. However, 2016’s Fire Monkey will quickly swing in and take his place.

Season’s Greetings

The holidays are a time for celebration and happiness; a time to be with family and friends; a time to look back on all the good things that happened in the year coming to an end; and a time to make plans for the New Year ahead.

When Winning Becomes a Management Problem

Over the years, I have often heard non-Czech managing directors complain about the lack of drive and ambition from their Czech employees. In addition to their lack of ambition, Czech employees are also often blamed for their lack of initiative.

Mindfulness: Living Full In the Present Moment

When I started my coaching practice 17 years ago, my clients’ requests were pretty straightforward: they wanted to improve their communication and relationships with their bosses; learn to communicate with their colleagues who spoke English as a second language; and figure out how to motivate their Czech teams.

To be ourselves or not to be ourselves?

Spring is officially here!...although, this year there didn’t seem to be much difference between winter and spring - bar the ongoing political circus in the news. Watching a recent speech by a potential US presidential candidate, a few interesting questions came to my mind.