The Kit McQueen Lowdown

The Lightning Lowdown


Scot born in Africa:

Cultivating a love of adventure, travel & meeting new people of ALL ages & stages.

Guiding principles:

  • health is wealth
  • challenge is imperative for fulfilment & development
  • service lends purpose, meaning, learning & fun-fuelling growth to life - provided you also make the time to nurture yourself
  • leadership is role modelling your vision consistently, challengingly, courageously, conscientiously & caringly; no matter your level, the obstacles, or who's watching.
  • one person's care & encouragement can transform the course of a life

Ways I find delight in life:

  • feeling the sun on my face
  • transforming the old, jaded, dump-worthy into eye-candy
  • entertaining - creating joy for others rocks!
  • jumping on the bed (don't tell!)
  • dancing like I 'feel' it
  • sporting hats galore
  • breathing deeply (I know, handy!)
  • friendship that encourages me to be me - WOW!
Consistent goal

The red thread mission...

To keep learning, growing & delighting while encouraging & inspiring others to unlock their extraordinary & introduce daily doses of life delight.


Wherever in the world I'm truly and deeply connected with heart: to myself, others, purpose & my environment.

Energy, eating, art & adventure
Litter, laziness, moaning & monotony

Surprising but true...

  • This 'Duracell Bunny' is still honing the art of sitting down
  • People have on occasion asked if no desire ever exists to wear normal clothes... Evoking a bemused: 'Pardon?'!
  • Lineage to Lightning McQueen remains to be confirmed (perhaps they've heard I've never watched Cars, 1, 3 or 67, and ain't got no TV) but never say never...

The Long Way Round

exotic ways

You're sure you want more?!
Well... I could tell you LOTS more, so many random stories to tell!
But it's probably easier if you connect with me on Instagram, so you can consume those at your leisure when they pop up from time to time.

So, what to tell?
Perhaps that I feel like I’m launching out again.

Like I’m back at the start, learning and growing and developing, and actually while this can be daunting on some days, it’s also how I love it. The thought of there being more to learn, about soooo much more, the opportunity to become better and better at whatever I put my mind to and my heart into is exciting!

In my time so far, I’ve gained & given oodles as a Leader, Learner, Educator & Entertainer; Designer & Developer; Coach, Consultant & Trainer; Manager & multilayered Communications Specialist – so I could focus on these and rabbit on about what I've enjoyed and learned from them each; in totally different ways and in totally different places; in the UK and on the continent; public and private sector; education and corporate world.

But actually that might be the quickest way to send you to sleep, don't you think?
'cos really, what I’ve come to realise is that I focused on what I did for far too long.
Now, don’t get me wrong, doing is VERY important.
For some people that’s what they need to learn.

Me? I was made to do: I’m a doer, an adrenaline junkie and an A-type Achiever. In the past it's how I was always recognised and rewarded. But sadly that can often leave us feeling unseen and never good enough, because we need to keep striving to keep our place, up the ante, gain the 'accolades'.

So, after many years of inner work and reflecting (my brain rarely switches off!) it’s not my socially accepted achievements I want to share (and yes there have been ‘failures’ too) but rather who I am - yes, the scary part. 

So? So, I've never fitted the mould, embraced the status quo, or been told I'm 'normal' and I don't intend to start now! You may know this feeling well too?​

In short, I’m all about the heart
- about connecting with those around me, 3 or 93 years old, and making their day and ultimately their life brighter.
- about helping adventurers, athletes and achievers like you unlock your own unique extraordinary thanks to a little bit of connection-concoction magic!

Connecting and concocting are where the delight lie for me.
Personally, I’m learning to connect with being and delighting, not just doing and striving.
Occasionally I fall off in style and have to pick myself back up and get going again but generally every day is an exciting ride - a chance to grow and learn.

And, given all I’ve learned so far personally, I’m excited to help you fast track forward, with real self awareness and a sense of grounded wellbeing, energy-fuelled purpose and life-sparking delight.​

If I can do it you most definitely can too.

What the 'bits of paper' say:

  • Career Coach (ICF accredited)
  • Wellbeing Coach (AC accredited)
  • NHS Personal Care Institute Accredited (Coach & Trainer)
  • PGDE (teaching/training)
  • MA (Communications)