How to pick an expert

Extracted and updated from – from Raising Talent


People using the Raising Talent system are challenged to find a variety of experts in various fields and create a virtual or actual “A-Team” of expertise to stretch their thinking and further their progression towards their dream.  The challenge is that it’s hard to pick an expert in a field you don’t have much knowledge of – here  is a strategy on how to do that.

Circle of experts

Core principles

Holders of expert

Graeme College 1st XV 2013


2013 was an exciting time for Graeme College rugby. Their 1st XV had gone from strength to strength, and it was a real privilege for me to continue to work with their coach Pierre Jacobs and assistant coach Graham Carlson. I have become an admirer and fan of this particular team, and over the course of the year it was incredible to hear the feedback from their coaches about the rich learning’s the individuals and team was extracting from giving …

Irish heartache … and Revival!

Irish Team and selected Management OQT 2012 Dublin




In honour of the Irish hockey team and community that has rallied so brilliantly behind the Irish men’s team these last few days.

7 months previously I wrote the piece below about how close the Irish men’s team came to triumphing against all odds and qualifying for the 2012 Olympics.  Since then they have continued to defy the odds and develop, grow and improve. In April the Irish men …