Finding freedom in our daily activities

March 14, 2019

Minutes merge into hours
days melt into weeks,
months stake up neatly
and experiences accumulate
over years.
Worries withdraw their footprints,
as efforts
soar ever higher.
Nothing comes from nothing.
No words can explain it better.
We align ourselves to endeavours
and strive with all our heart.
Yes, it’s true,
there might be times
when worries tip the balance.
But, overall,
when the talking stops,
there is much to be said
for finding freedom
in our daily activities.

 

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches an International graduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related leadership and performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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Seeing America. The NEW book

September 26, 2018

Seeing America ebook cover

Being kindly invited to collaborate with the new publishing venture Indies United Publishing House, I wanted to offer something novel to potential readers in the States and beyond.

As an Englishman living in Italy, it is common to hear many stereotypes about North America. National bias and a continental attitude towards our ‘Atlantic cousins’ cloud many a conversation.

Yet these things are only a tiny piece of the picture. The poems set out in Seeing America represent America as described, or at least experienced, by American friends, clients and social media contacts.

Each piece has been inspired with a specific person in mind, not that it is necessary to know who he or she is.

Ideally this collection of twenty-six poems, written in British English, provides food for thought as well as some pleasure along the way.

Seeing ourselves is never an easy exercise. Seeing ourselves as others see us is even harder.

This collection is, of course, a set of personal viewpoints. Reading these poems gives you an occasion to see America from afar, through the eyes of its inhabitants, filtered through my mind and heart.

The insights may mean something or nothing. Quite rightly the eventual interpretation is the personal responsibility of you, much appreciated reader.

In any case, I hope Seeing America becomes a catalyst for further reflection and input for you not only today but also tomorrow.

With that said, enjoy!

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian taught a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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Heart Poems On Work. The NEW book

July 10, 2018

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Heart Poems On Work

“How we manage the flow of work in line with the time available is an indicator of our priorities.” Brian Groves.

Whether looking for it, doing it or reminiscing about it, work takes up a large part of the day for many people. Accordingly, it seems fitting to add to the Heart Poems series with this collection dedicated to working in a general sense.

This book is aimed at setting out ideas, perspectives, observations and even a few insights, all for the sake of providing entertainment, enjoyment and possibly even assistance as you go about being who you are, doing what you do and letting your potential shine, also whilst working.

With titles ranging from ‘What is work?’ to ‘Noting it down’, the concept of work and aspects of it are explored here. Ideally, the words set out will connect with you in some way, leading to a knowing smile or one of those ‘Oh yes’ moments.

In any event, with this book, you will get the opportunity to:

a) Read heartfelt words related to work;

and

b) Engage with work from a variety of perspectives.

I hope this book becomes a catalyst for further reflection on the question of work.

Though I am experienced in the field of professional and personal development, you are the expert on your life and work. Implementation of any changes will, of course, need to be undertaken by you, I cannot do it for you.

So, happy reading!

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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Heart Poems On Time. The NEW book

June 12, 2018

Sands of time

Heart Poems On Time

“That time passes is a given. That we use it well is a choice.” Brian Groves.

With the Heart Poems series now well established and appreciating the extent to which time impacts on how we live each day, a collection of poems around this crucial theme is surely not out of place.

In a similar way to enthusiasm and energy, time available today may not be there for us tomorrow. It cannot be ‘stored up’ for another moment. We either make use of it now or lose it forever.

Nevertheless, it is easy to believe we have all the time in the world to reach our goals.

Accordingly, this book is aimed at helping you remember this is the moment for you to be you, live your potential and embrace life as it is, right here and right now.

With attention focused on the now, we are able to manage items previously having the power to distract us from our priorities. Moreover, fears about tomorrow and concerns hanging around from yesterday have little impact on us as we go about embracing today.

With this book, you will get the opportunity to:
a) Explore your perspective of today;
b) Ponder the extent you are living the moment;
c) Apply any new thinking in your life.

I hope this book becomes a catalyst for further reflection and input for you to manage not only today but also tomorrow.

Though I am experienced in the field of professional and personal development, you are the expert on your life. Implementation of any changes will, of course, need to be undertaken by you, I cannot do it for you.

With that said, enjoy!

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to live their potential, in education, work or life in general.

You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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Heart Poems On The Sea. The NEW book

January 14, 2018

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Heart poems on the sea, riding the current of life.”

Following the publication of Heart Poems On Waves, it felt only right to continue along similar lines with this new offering.

The reflections brought together here represent an eclectic gathering of ideas, loosely linked to the sense freedom we may find whilst by the sea.

I hope this collection of heart poems on the sea gives you something to ponder and, ideally, enjoy. It was a pleasure for me to write these inspirational poems and it would be pleasing to think you find value in the words.

With each book I write, another piece of me is set out in words. Heart Poems On The Sea reflects my love of the sea and the influence it has on my view of life.

With this book, you will get the opportunity to:

a) Read twenty-six poems from the heart;
b) Explore ideas wrapped in words;
c) Apply any new thinking in your life.

Possibly this book becomes a catalyst for further reflection on what is dear to you.

Though I am experienced in the field of professional and personal development, you are the expert on your life. Implementation of any new thinking will, of course, need to be undertaken by you, I cannot do it for you.

With that said, let me thank you for your presence here and wish you Happy Reading!

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

As an Adjunct Professor at the Catholic University of Milan, Italy, Brian teaches a postgraduate course, using four characters taken from dramatic texts as coaching clients, to examine various work-related performance matters.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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Even More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams

September 24, 2017

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“Unless we are fully committed to our dreams, we will never bring them into being.”

This latest volume of ‘heart poems captured from dreams’ is another step along the poetry path, initiated by Heart Poems Captured From Dreams and consolidated with More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams plus Heart Poems On Waves.

Ideas have the ability to reach us by many means. Capturing poems from dreams, whether whole lines or mere fragments, is one such avenue available to them.

Rather than attempting to preen and pamper the heart poems here, this book sets them out as they arrived as an eclectic mix of ideas and themes, some but not all loosely related to living our potential.

Bringing dreams into being, be they connected to our daily routine or heartfelt goals, is a personal endeavour. Nevertheless, at times we all need to step back, or at least stand still, from moving forward.

Accordingly, Even More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams is aimed at offering a form of nourishment in those moments of pauses, before you begin anew creating the life of your dreams. With this book, you will get the opportunity to:

a) Read a set of original thoughts;
b) Explore meanings found in the heart;
c) Apply ideas as appropriate to you;
d) Draw meaning in the mind with the words offered.

I hope this book spurs further reflection and perhaps even renewed enthusiasm about embracing dreams. Though I am experienced in the field of professional and personal development, you are the expert on your life. Implementation of action leading to the realisation of your dreams will, of course, need to be undertaken by you, I cannot do it for you.

So, with nothing more needing to be said, it just leaves me to thank you for your presence and wish you Happy Reading!

Brian.

About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, Coach, Trainer, Adjunct Professor and Author, supplies professional and personal development to a portfolio of corporate and individual clients.

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.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

You can contact Brian via e-mail (brian@bgdtcoaching.com), by clicking on the icons or leaving a comment below.

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Heart Poems On Waves

May 18, 2017

Ebook cover Heart Poems On Waves

Along the way the journey flows. Starting back then, continuing in waves.”

Based on my love of the sea, this book offers twenty-six inspirational poems, from A to Z, as a celebration of life.

The potential to live fully exists in us all. But being human, we forget this from time to time. Accordingly, this book could be read as encouragement, to us all, to be our best on a daily basis.

I hope this collection of Heart Poems On Waves gives you something to ponder and, dare I say, enjoy. It was a pleasure for me to write and it would be pleasing to think you find value among the words.

In line with Heart Poems Captured From Dreams and More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams, the book sets out another piece of me in words. As mentioned, this latest offering reflects my love of the sea and the influence it has on my view of life. To borrow some lines from More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams: “Waves shape the sea, as our presence shapes today.”

Rather than producing a traditional self-help book along the lines of How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work, the format used here, as indeed in Heart Poems Captured From Dreams and More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams, lends itself to a more open and abstract creation.

Nevertheless, as a support throughout the challenges and opportunities life presents, poems are valid. With this book, you will get the opportunity to:

a) Read lines offered from the heart;
b) Explore ideas wrapped in twenty-six poems;
c) Apply any new thinking in your life.

Possibly this book becomes a catalyst for further reflection on what is dear to you. Though I am experienced in the field of professional and personal development, you are the expert on your life. Implementation of any new thinking will, of course, need to be undertaken by you, I cannot do it for you.

With that said, let me thank you for your presence here and wish you Happy Reading!

Brian.

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About Brian

Brian Groves DipM MCIM Chartered Marketer, CTI-trained Co-Active Coach, and Freelance Trainer, 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.

Brian’s goal is to support through coaching, training and writing all who wish to reach their full potential, in education, work or life in general.

Publications

Heart Poems On Waves (2017)

More Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

Heart Poems Captured From Dreams (2017)

How to deliver your potential successfully on the stage of work (2016)

The stage of work (2016)

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)

Training through drama for work (2009)


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