Quick look at what I’ve been up to?

The last two months have been incredibly varied – getting immersed in the Olympics and Paralympics and enjoying the general air of optimism – helped by some lovely weather at last.

Along with acquiring interesting new clients, supporting my existing coachees by using some great coaching tools and helping them get on track with their lives and businesses, I’ve also been getting more adept at delivering webinars. A strange disembodied experience, if like me, you revel in ‘real’ human contact. I’ve also enjoyed delivering another leadership stint at Warwick Business School, AND I’ve completely redesigned my website. I aimed for a more modern and streamlined appearance, and it’ll be easier to maintain (hopefully). A huge undertaking greatly helped by the fact that my web designer Nigel, is also a longstanding and patient friend!

Sunrise over the New Forest

This month, I’ve had the challenge of getting my home ready to put on the market. Mentally and emotionally preparing to move on is never easy. As I spent time ‘de-cluttering’ I was struck by the thought that the next time I see ‘my treasures’ will be in a new home, and that they will help ‘light up’ a new life.

Also very much on the upside has been some incredibly early morning rides on my horse Che, enjoying the changing season, sunrises, the gathering flocks of house martins and swallows, and the purple heather in the valleys. Sounds like a dream? It certainly felt like being in one – very in-the-moment and ‘trancy’ – even horsey was mesmerised by the dew-laden cobwebs smothering the gorse bushes.

Good Company! Neil Woodcock RBS and Ade Adepitan (photo: Cris Jeeves)

On 20 September I was thrilled to attend the European Diversity Awards 2012 at The Savoy hotel in London. It was an amazing evening, facilitated by the fabulous Jane Hill of the BBC with guests from the length and breadth of Europe. Particularly touching was the Barclays ‘Campaigner of the Year’ category being awarded to Doreen Lawrence. The lively audience gave her a standing ovation and she seemed genuinely moved by warmth and support from around the room.

Doreen Lawrence, much respected (photo: Cris Jeeves)

You can read more about the well-deserving winners here.

And coming soon… look out for Ade Adepitan on BBC Radio 4′s Desert Island Discs, 10.00am Sunday, 30 September 2012.

Finally… here’s a link to my new website!

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