Now that Christmas is over, we can start thinking about Easter. Saw this yesterday. Shameless!

Chocolate brings joy into our lives, or at least it does to mine. What do you do that makes you really happy?

My new year’s offer focuses on personality types and how to get the best from yourself; doing things in a way that works for you. You’ll take away knowledge about your personal preferences, skills and talents and where and when you can use them to best advantage.

The offer till the end of February is an hour long chat about your aspirations, with a ten minute pre-work beforehand. £50 for the session and email me on to arrange a time.

Plans for 2022

I don’t do New Year’s resolutions, but this year feels like a new beginning and needs a plan. I made a decision to spend 90% of my time doing the things I am good at and really enjoy. Sounds simple, and it’s the philosophy I have followed for most of my life, but the last two years have been a very different way of living.

So, I am planning to be out there training and coaching and at home building up online training. Take that covid!

Take a look at my website and give me a shout for a chat about how I can help.

As you think so it will be

I’m a great believer in positive thinking; the old saying ‘if you think you can, or you think you can’t, you’re probably right’.

Half of me thinks the concept of cosmic ordering is a bit woo woo, but there’s also a part of me that says verbalising an idea sends a vibration out into the universe and it works. I was with a friend last week and he mentioned he would like more of a particular type of work. Within an hour he got a call, out of the blue, with a request for him to supply exactly what he wanted to do. How do you explain that?

For the record, I want to be doing a lot more in person training in sales and communication skills. Just saying!

Back to skool!

I know I’m not the only one that sees the first day of September as the beginning of a new year. I feel the urge to buy new pens and pencil, perhaps a new protractor. If I could remember how to use a protractor.

The world seems to have come back to life over the last few weeks, with enquiries and new initiatives opening up.

To make the most of it business owners need to assess every opportunity for viability and timescale. Don’t be afraid to say no to anything that doesn’t quite fit, you’ll live to regret it otherwise. Speaking from past experience!

To discover how to make the most of the new skool year, get in touch on and visit my website

Why is my business called A New Colour?

The simple answer is that I have always wondered what it would be like to invent a new colour. I believe this has now been done. If you bear in mind that certain animals can’t see certain colours, the best known being that bulls can’t see red, it seems reasonable to assume we can’t see everything either.

When I set up my business my aim was to encourage clients to think in a different way, especially about sales. Sales people often still have a poor reputation, but the best sales people keep their customers interests at heart. So, thinking about things differently made the business name a good choice.

I read an interesting article today about the psychology of colour . Worth a read. Tweeted by

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Procrastination is the thief of time

In common with many of us I have had a lot of time on my hands the last 18 months. Sooooooo, why isn’t my house sparkling clean? Why does the garden need some (a lot of) work? Why haven’t I blogged and marketed my business a heck of a lot more?

There’s a huge amount of truth in the saying ‘if you want something done, ask a busy person’. When you only have a few things that you have to do even the smallest task takes on giant proportions.

Now that we are nearly back to what passes as normal it’s a relief to have days that are more structured and I am finding that I am fitting in non-essential tasks around my day. I feel better, the house and garden look better and business is looking encouraging.

Get in touch to get yourself motivated and organised for the new school year in September!

07976 359069

Why does sunshine make us feel better?

We’ve had amazing weather this weekend in Wales and it looks set to continue, barring a few greyish days. Most of us feel better when we have plenty of sunshine and daylight, which we’re certainly getting at the moment. Apparently sunshine helps release the ‘happy’ hormone, serotonin. So, please, no-one say ‘it’s too hot for me’.

Get in touch on I am now offering in person training and consultancy in sales and communication skills and look forward to meeting you all properly! Also, online training with a full suite of business courses on

Vitamin D

Unheard of. A British Bank Holiday with sunshine. Wasn’t it just glorious and it surely must have done so much for wellbeing and motivation, to say nothing of our health.

Vitamin D is involved in calcium absorption, immune function, and protecting bone, muscle, and heart health. It occurs naturally in food and can also be produced by your body when your skin is exposed to sunlight.”

On the downside, I left my phone outside for half an hour then couldn’t open it as it had overheated!!!!!! A new experience for sure.

I’m looking forward to more new experiences over the coming months, not least being able to offer in person consultancy and training in sales and communications skills.

Take a look at my website and get in touch. If you prefer online training, I am still offering a 10% discount when you buy three or more courses from my suite of business skills.

Adult Learners Week

It’s Adult Learners Week 14 – 19 June and, as we all know, you’re never too old to learn something new. I speak as someone who is well on the way to convincing her 91 year old dad to go on line!

So, where do you go to find interesting relevant courses? Take a look at my online training on It’s a business suite of training courses that are concise and CPD accredited. Prices for most courses are a very affordable £35 and you can test out a free trial module to see if it suits you.

Online after the end of lockdown

I’ve spoken to so many people about using online (such as zoom) during lockdown and whether they intend to continue. Seems I am getting a resounding “yes”. People like that they don’t have to waste time travelling to meetings and that they can operate their business across a much wider geographical sphere.

The downside? Extroverts often find online to be quite draining, whereas an in person meeting is invigorating.

Lockdown pushed me into setting up online training across a whole range of business subjects. I run in person training courses in sales and communication skills, but my online business suite is much more comprehensive.

Take a look on and take advantage of a free trial module.