About Patience

I work with YWAM Burgtigny as their Basic Leadership Program team leader, I'm pioneering the B2B school (Be the Leader God wants you 2 be) for YWAM Switzerland and I'm a budding author. I love God and enjoy seeing Him captivate and transform others into who He's created them to be. I grew up in Scotland but I've also lived in the USA, England, India & Romania too.

August’s book of the month – the me I want to be – by John Ortberg

I enjoy many of John Ortberg’s books. But this one - the me I want to be - is particularly dear to my heart as it focuses’ on us becoming more of who God has created us to be - especially as individuals. For us to become better leaders - we need to understand and be comfortable with who we are as unique individuals. Ortberg’s book takes us through many of the areas we need to examine as to

By |2020-08-06T08:04:25+00:00August 6th, 2020|Categories: Book of the month|Tags: , |0 Comments

#13 What stops me from becoming the leader I want to be? 12 things to consider:

We're seven months into 2020, and due to Covid we probably haven't been able to do all the things we've wanted to do this year yet. But Covid might not be the only thing that's stopping you from becoming the leader you want to be! See this blog as a kind of stocktake of other possible areas that are hindering your growth. There are also five more months left in this year - so let's make the most of

By |2020-07-23T15:32:16+00:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: , |0 Comments – website recommendation for July

July is the month about getting to know yourself better. Therefore my website recommendation for July is i.e. Spiritual Gifts Test The website is straightforward to look at - not many graphics or colour, but it delivers what it promises. Jeff Carver created the site after God put on his heart to help fellow believers be good stewards of the gifts He’d given them. If you’re new to thinking about having or using the Spiritual Gifts, then this website will

By |2020-07-16T08:09:44+00:00July 22nd, 2020|Categories: Website recommendation of the month|Tags: , |0 Comments

What to do when you think your leader is wrong

All leaders are people, therefore not perfect. Only God is perfect. Depending on where a leader is in their personal journey will affect how they deal with and respond to situations. But the question for today is what to do when YOU think your leader(s) are wrong. I'm sure many of us have had a similar experience at some point where a leader has come in, quickly shared what's going to happen next and then added at the end

By |2020-07-16T16:24:52+00:00July 16th, 2020|Categories: Featured Article|Tags: |0 Comments

#12 What is Mentoring – why it’s wise to have one?

Intro - what is mentoring? In it's purest form, mentoring is learning from someone who's been in your position before and can help you grow. It can cover simple things like learning to bake, leading a small group, getting used to working in a large office environment to leading a ministry or church. A mentor can be your official leader or a peer or a friend of a friend. They can even be a stranger at the beginning. You

By |2020-07-03T10:26:16+00:00July 9th, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: |0 Comments

The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman

"So what's your love language?" This may be a strange question to hear someone ask you if you're not familiar with Gary Chapman's books on The 5 Love Languages. If that's the case, then my book recommendation for July is especially relevant. We all need and want to be loved in ways that are meaningful for us. Not just in a sexual way but also by our family and friends. Gary's original book titled - The 5 Love Languages

By |2020-08-06T08:05:03+00:00July 2nd, 2020|Categories: Book Review|Tags: , |1 Comment

#11 Smart Goals – helping you create an action plan

In my last blog #10 - “Three steps to help you develop as a leader” I said I would write next on SMART Goals to help you create some action points to help you achieve your “DO” part. So if you’ve not read blog #10, please click above to read this first :) All of us want to be successful and achieve what we set out to do. What will aid us to be successful is to plan first.

By |2020-06-25T13:16:26+00:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: , |0 Comments

Goodreads – June’s website of the month

My website recommendation for June is I add links to Goodread's in books I've picked to recommend to you because it's a fantastic site to find out more about not just a particular book but many books which are hidden gems. Goodreads have done a great job in providing a variety of useful pages and tools to satisfy even the most avid reader. From being able to create and share with friends your 2020 reading challenge goals to

By |2020-07-23T15:32:44+00:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: Website Recommendation|Tags: |0 Comments

#10 Three steps to help you develop as a leader

How can I develop as a leader? It's a question we don't necessarily say out loud, but it's something we all think about - wishing there was a quick, easy three step guide to follow. In a way, there is. So here's my take on three steps to help you develop as a leader. Ask Ask God  The best place always to start is with God, to invite Him into all that we do. [Which I've posted about several times

By |2020-06-11T12:45:07+00:00June 11th, 2020|Categories: Blog post|Tags: |1 Comment

21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader by John Maxwell

My book recommendation for June is John Maxwell's 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader. I have used this book with several small groups I was giving leadership training/ mentoring to, which each group has loved. I've just started it with my new BLP (Basic Leadership Practicum) students, and they also are looking forward to the times we look at another chapter. What makes it so successful in doing with a small group is that the chapters are short. Each

By |2020-07-02T09:57:57+00:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Book Review|Tags: |0 Comments