I studied languages and spent the first few years of my working life as a translator. Working in responsible investment is like translating – enabling people who speak different languages to talk to each other. Coaching can be like enabling the different parts of a single person to talk to each other. Here are some fascinating facts about languages.


I love words – that’s why I find this comedian so funny (admittedly it’s a bit British).


I’m not the slightest bit interested in sport.


I live in Cambridge (UK, not the other one) – which is very beautiful.


Favourite books:

The Oxford English Dictionary
Lots of novels
The Tao of Physics, by Fritjof Capra

Why Should Anyone Be Led By You - What It Takes To Be an Authentic Leader, by Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones


Favourite music:

Jan Garbarek – and again
Steve Reich


Favourite artists:

Richard Serra
Janet Cardiff
And two members of my family
Rory McCartney and Ella McCartney


Favourite meditation and Buddhism teachers:

Jack Kornfield

Steve Hagen - author of Buddhism, It's Not What You Think

Stephen Batchelor


I love growing vegetables.