About Kevin Light

Kevin helps people work. He is an organisational effectiveness consultant who specialises in leadership development, change and diversity management and inspirational speaking. His proudest moment is finishing the Tuffer-Puffer duct taped together.

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Training In Difficult Places

“Not to be confused with Mauritius,” is the first line of the Wiki definition of Mauritania. Although both are former French colonies, you certainly would be in for something of a surprise if you’d intended to go on holiday to the island home of the Dodo bird, and ended up in this Islamic Republic on the Western coast of North Africa. The Muezzin has woken me at 4am, an hour before I would usually rise. […]

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Why Multisporters Are Parisians

Paris is certainly one of the world’s most romantic cities. The charming avenues, iconic Eiffel Tower, street cafés and galleries combine with its subversive streak to create a culture of freedom and possibility that sparks the imagination and quickens the heart. This romantic power comes from a passionate commitment to the ordinary. Essential simplicity is cross-bred with the meaning of life. Authentic, basic and real is done with excellence, while the extraordinary is handled with […]

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The Challenges of Exercise In Central Africa

The small fixed-wing aircraft quivers at the end of the dirt runway. The athletic, blonde, French pilot, with an ornate ‘R’ tattooed on her neck, just behind her left ear, opens the throttle and we’re speeding off into the early morning sunrise. The bush of central Africa opens up just a few hundred metres below us. It is beautiful beyond the telling of it. I sit back and breathe deeply into my growing gut. I’m […]

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Why Do People Caravan?

I have a bone to pick with those who caravan Without doubt, the most irritating, pointless and ignorant question ever faced by those of us who know the true treat of multisport in all its shapes and forms, is “Why do you want to do that to yourself?” It’s got to the point where I’m thinking of lying when asked about my personal interests. “I watch TV – Cake Boss is my favourite because my […]

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Choose Healthy. Things we learn from kids’ parties

Parties are interesting. Stuff happens. Four-year-old parties are more interesting. More stuff happens. Fascinating stuff. Recently I got to watch, at terrifyingly close range, how one stout chap used a tissue in multiple ways. It was during the cake cutting and gift opening part of the party.

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