Life has no meaning, each of us has meaning and we bring it to life. It is a waste to be asking the question when you are the answer – Joseph Campbell



Ask better questions. The f**k is your life. Answer it – Cheryl Strayed

In Ernest Hemingway’s Pulitzer prize-winning The Old Man and the Sea, raging fisherman Santiago says “courage is grace under pressure”. What did he mean by that? Well, he meant that often we are unable to trust that we are not alone on our chosen path.  Grace, is the experience of the universe’s life force flowing through you, it is recognising that we are part of something greater than ourselves. When we do not feel this, or trust this, we need courage; it is grace under pressure.  Imagine what the world would be like if everyone experienced life flowing through through them.  Until then courage matters.


As Flannery O’Connor said “I write to discover what I know” – I hope the articles and resources on this site inspire you to find the courage that exists within you to bring your meaning to life.

I am increasingly finding myself working with people who don’t want traditional career coaching, but what I call “facilitated thinking space” to consider more deeply, systemically and deliberately about what they want their life to create and the role their work plays in that.  I call this “being your own story“.

I am a certified professional coach and a partner with global coaching and leadership consultancy TPCLeadership . I utilise my former finance director and investor relations experience working with the brilliant Michael Cahill at Market Matters through  Capital Conversations.  I am currently exploring more deeply the role of language, storytelling and “embodied cognition” in creating a life of possibility for individuals and businesses.


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Thank you to  Heather Bond for her invaluable support in bringing the Courage Matters website to the world.