September 18, 2022

Each day is a series of moments joined to form the experience we call life.

Within these moments, there seems to be the constant presence of contrasts. We like to label things as good or bad, positive or negative, useful or useless.

For the most part, these categories cover the events we encounter. Yet there will always be situations and circumstances that slip between the edges of these definitions.

Nevertheless, these could well be the most memorable instances, the ones causing us to step back, wake up, be present and live the moment, no?

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM FCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate clients and individuals, mainly motivated young and mid-life professionals who wish to live their potential in education, work or life in general.

As an Adjunct Professor, Brian teaches the Università Cattolica’s International Curriculum graduate courses Leadership coaching: bringing potential to the stage of work and Personal marketing: performance skills at work, plus the course Mentoring success: the stage of work, being part of the Università Cattolica’s International Internship Program.

In past semesters, he additionally taught the Interfaculty postgraduate course Training through drama and coaching for work.

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August 27, 2015

Contrasts of colour

Contrasts and contradictions surround us. Yet their presence adds to the day, rather than subtracts from it. Without the uniqueness of each of the contrasts forming the moment, life might seem monotonous and devoid of depth.

Thinking about the contrasts we could face between today and yesterday, we have the possibility to discover the distance we have covered through our efforts to be our best. From where we started to where we are now, contrasts indicate the progress achieved.

Some people may choose to notice contrasts between their situation and that of others. Whilst this is feasible, the action rarely offers a fair assessment of either ourselves or of others. The individual is, by definition, an individual. If needing to be judged, a person ought to be evaluated against his or her potential instead of some common, anonymous, benchmark.

How we view the issue of contrasts remains a personal matter, of course. For now, let me just thank you for connecting here and reading this ‘Contrasts‘ post today.

Kindest regards.


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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer and CTI-trained co-active coach, supplies professional and personal development through coaching, coaching workshops, marketing development training and English language training.

As an adjunct professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course based on dramatic texts and elements of coaching to examine various work-related performance matters.


Performance skills at work (2015), Personal performance potential at work (2014), Coaching, performing and thinking at work (2013), Reflections on performance at work (2012), Elements of theatre at work (2010) and Training through drama for work (2009).

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