Company: Cascade Coaching & Training Ltd
What does your organisation do: Cascade provides innovative programmes to transform leadership capability through facilitation, training and coaching. We work with leaders at all levels in a business to support them to realise their potential and become authentic values-led and purpose driven leaders who can maximise performance from their teams and impact the bottom line.
Company website address: www.cascadecoachingandtraining.co.uk
Who would your ideal Prime Minister be: I would prefer we have global leadership to tackle the world’s issues from a perspective that is beyond nation states.
Trump or Clinton: Clinton
The EU. In or Out: In
Which business person do you most admire: I was very impressed by Phil Jones from Brother UK when I heard him speak at a conference. Authentic, connected, mindful.
Favourite business quote/mantra: Organisations don’t transform, people do
Football team: Not remotely interested!!!
Favourite band/artist: The Waterboys / Prince
What is your all-time favourite tune: OMG – hardest question ever! Avalon, Roxy Music, if you insist I have to pick one
Favourite book: Creation, Gore Vidal
Favourite movie: The Fisher King
Favourite TV programme: Green Wing / Grand Designs
Favourite bar/restaurant: The Shed Seafood Bistro in Porthgain in Pembrokeshire
What’s your tipple: Pinot Gris from New Zealand
What is your signature dish: Butternut squash risotto
Most visited website: Amazon
What is your preferred Social Media platform: Facebook
A Sexy Networker or a Rise & Grinder: Sexy Networker
Who would play you in a film: I have been told it should be Kate Winslett
Who is your celebrity crush: Matthew McConaughey
If you could choose one superpower what would it be: Teleportation
Which four people would you most like to invite to a dinner party: Carl Jung – I am intrigued by the power of synchronicity and his book on it is a key read for me
Mel & Sue – can they count as one person? They are a double act after all! They just crack me up.
William Morris – he said “Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful” and that is a principle I use in my own home.
Rumi – the 13th-century Persian poet, jurist, Islamic scholar, theologian, and Sufi mystic. His words move me.
Interesting fact about you: I trained in Thailand at a Muay Thai camp, working with the trainer of the world champion at the time. My trainer was at the same time the most terrifying and gentle person I have ever met! He had been in the Thai equivalent of the SAS and had actual bullet holes in his arms and legs from having been shot at in manoeuvres in the jungle. I remember standing in the ring with him one day, utterly exhausted from 3 hours of sparring thinking this is the craziest and the best thing I have ever done in my life.
What is your dream job: I’ve got it! I created it!
Downtown is… a new adventure!