About Ray Martin

Ray Martin is a nomadic coach, mentor, writer, traveller, fundraiser, marathon runner and an award winning business leader. He explores both his external and internal world on a daily basis in pursuit of greater insight and wisdom about life, for himself and others.

Mind The Gap

To a greater or lesser degree, most of us live in 'the gap'. In simple terms, this can be defined as the difference between the life you really want and the life you actually have at any given moment. We live in a society where material wealth is coveted and are encouraged to dream of having luxurious lifestyles, depicted for us in endless stories, movies and TV shows. We have been subtly influenced to associate consumption with happiness. We crave [...]

By | 2017-05-19T10:24:20+00:00 June 26th, 2015|True Self, Change, Kindness, Mindfulness|4 Comments

Give Yourself A Big Hand

As 2015 draws to a close, there is no shortage of bad news regarding the problems and challenges facing us as individuals, in our communities and in society as a whole. It is therefore with great pleasure and a deep sense of joy that I am able to give you some great news about my 2015 Calling All Angels "Hope is in Your Hands" fundraising campaign. Some of you will already know that in April, I dedicated my run in [...]

By | 2017-05-19T10:24:20+00:00 December 8th, 2015|Inspiration, Kindness|6 Comments

Small Words, Big Impact

A recent blog post by Michael Grothaus at Fast Company got me thinking. How often do we use words and phrases that actually make it more difficult for us to get what we want? And do we really understand what impact our choice of specific words has on other people? Constantly working with people to become more mindful, my search for more conscious and effective communication is an ongoing passion. The article by Grothaus was referring to the latest book [...]

By | 2017-05-19T10:24:20+00:00 March 20th, 2016|Mindfulness, Communication|2 Comments

Sixteen Minutes That Changed The World

Sixteen minutes may not seem like a huge amount of time to you. But for me, the last six years of my life have been dominated by an obsession to make a specific sixteen minute period vanish from my memory. Or at the very least, re-write that part of my personal history. If this sounds strange to you, rest assured I will explain myself fully. But before I do, let me give you a bit of a back-story to put [...]

By | 2017-05-19T10:24:20+00:00 June 15th, 2015|Inspiration, True Self, Purpose|3 Comments

Hope is in Your Hands

Many of us dream about what we would do if we had more time and more money. Fifteen years ago, when I lived in the UK and ran my own company, my imagined future contained a vision. One day, when my business was financially stable and could operate without me being there all the time, I dreamed that I would travel for a few months of the year and dedicate myself to voluntary work or fundraising in parts of the world where help like that was most needed. That [...]

By | 2017-05-19T10:24:20+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Inspiration, Kindness|7 Comments