"The obvious is that which is never seen until someone expresses it simply." Kahlil Gibran, Lebanese-American writer, poet and visual artist (1883-1931) Great teachers are masters of expressing complicated things in a simple way. As are great copywriters. Or mentors who hold a mirror to you. I'm wondering what other professions can you think of … Continue reading Simplicity

The Pursuit

A documentary with intrepid economist and social scientist Arthur Brooks who travels around the globe in search of an answer to the question: How can we live a good life and lift up the world together, starting with those at the margins of society?

My journey through the Himalayas – Ancient wisdom and customs in the modern world

“Every culture is a unique answer to a fundamental question: What does it mean to be human and alive?”Wade Davis On my first journey leaving Europe, I had the fortune to experience corners of the world, where people have not forgotten the old ways, where different religious faiths live in harmony, where death is celebrated … Continue reading My journey through the Himalayas – Ancient wisdom and customs in the modern world

A note on fluency

The Dalai Lama's English may be 'broken' and simplistic in the traditional sense of the word, yet he is able to talk about things like neuroscience, quantum physics and psychology, and capture the attention of his audience. Is he fluent in English?

Brexit and how I feel about it

On the day of the UK's component of the European Parliament Elections I was interviewed live for a Hungarian news channel called HirTV. It was a very interesting experience to see how a brilliant news reporter works live and what sort of linguistic and other challenges one has to overcome in split seconds, when in front of the camera. Here's what I said - and what I didn't have time to say ...


Now, at a time when technology is changing everything around us, Collisions is a salient message about how the past continues to reverberate across the generations.

Language coaching, teaching, training – re-defining what I do

I hosted, organised and attended a fantastic 2-day training event on language coaching with Gabriella Kovacs, internationally accredited language coach, business communication trainer, teacher trainer. My mind is still buzzing as it was a mind-blowing experience full of new and never anticipated insights into my own language teaching practice. It's time to re-define who I … Continue reading Language coaching, teaching, training – re-defining what I do