self-coaching: bad habits

We all do things we wish we didn’t. Bite our nails, procrastinate, eat junky food or spend too long at the office. I don’t believe in blaming it on habits, [ read more brave ]

Four questions to ask at a job interview

The thing about job interviews is – they’re for the candidate too. You’re not there to talk someone into giving you a job. You’re there to decide if the job [ read more brave ]

Me, in other places

If you’d like to read more of my writing, here’s how to do it. 1. I write for UN Dispatch, a foreign affairs website. My articles are here. 2. I [ read more brave ]


Some people look as failure as a bad sign. Failing means you’re a loser, that you did things wrong. That you’re stupid or incompetent. Others see failure as a good [ read more brave ]

Resources for change: An introduction to infectious diseases

This was written for a project which will never happen, but I thought it might be of use to people who work internationally but not in global health. Infectious diseases [ read more brave ]

Finding your grip

I went on a jet-ski ride last summer with two of my oldest friends. A jet-ski, for the uninitiated, is one a two or three-person watercraft, pretty much the boat [ read more brave ]

Big Pharma does harm and computers are amazing: this week’s best links

This is the best use of big data ever; it does something that has never been tried before using the kind of computing power we’ve never had before, to solve [ read more brave ]

Wednesdays are for Jargon: Agriculture and Nutrition

Food Security: According to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, “Food security exists when all people, at all times, have physical and economic access to sufficient, safe and nutritious food to [ read more brave ]

photo of an airplane wing

Resources for change: Air travel

These aren’t so much resources for change as resources for better travel, but travel’s a big part of this career, right? If you are flying to an EU country on [ read more brave ]

clocks on a wall

Self-coaching: Time

Next week I head off to TED Women, theme – “It’s about time.” (If you want to do in-person coaching in San Francisco, email me quickly because my schedule is [ read more brave ]