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April 27, 2021
Building Self Confidence

Building Self Confidence

I was delighted to partner with the International Open Academy an expanding and well-respected provider of video-based ‘how to’ courses to produce a masterclass focusing on Self-Confidence. The ‘Building Self Confidence’ workshop is over two hours in duration and is broken down into several modules. As one kind reviewer put it,  » Read more about: Building Self Confidence  »
March 30, 2021
Questions great people managers ask

Questions great people managers ask

Great people managers know that they only achieve with and through their teams. As a result, they don’t see their staff as mere functionaries tasked with following orders. They view their teams as sets of diverse individuals, each with their own unique blend of motivations and skills. Therefore, they make the effort to get to know their colleagues as people.  » Read more about: Questions great people managers ask  »
March 23, 2021
Handling Questions as a Presenter

Handling Questions as a Presenter

You can prepare every aspect of your presentation, but the one area you can’t control is the questions you might be asked. Handling questions as a presenter is a source of the nervousness, even panic for some presenters. Whether your presentation is in-person or online, impactful presentations are engaging and well-structured.  » Read more about: Handling Questions as a Presenter  »
March 16, 2021
Exercising your creativity is how you make your unique contribution

Exercising your creativity

It’s easy to believe that exercising creativity is the reserve of artists, writers and musicians, something most of us put down with the toys of childhood, but we would be wrong. To be human is to be creative. As Brené Brown says ‘creativity is the way I share my soul with the world.’ If you are not feeling fulfilled in your career or life,  » Read more about: Exercising your creativity  »
February 25, 2021
Staying positive

Staying Positive in 2021

If the last year has taught me anything, it’s that we have to pay attention to all aspects of our well-being, mind, body and spirit. When dealing with change and challenge we have to focus on what is within our control. It’s easy to drift towards pessimism, negativity and cynicism as a way to shield ourselves from our underlining fears.  » Read more about: Staying Positive in 2021  »
February 24, 2021
Strategic Thinking

Become a Better Strategic Thinker

During these times of change and challenge many of us have been forced to step back and reassess our businesses, our career and indeed life in general. When we are pushed outside our comfort zone, we often have no choice but to instigate change. This brings us into the territory of strategic thinking,  » Read more about: Become a Better Strategic Thinker  »
February 18, 2021
Learn to say no

8 Ways to Say No

Saying no and not feeling guilty about it is a skill most of us would like to enhance. The ability to say no is one of the ways we demonstrate assertiveness. It’s how we balance our commitments to others with a commitment to ourselves, our priorities and well-being. Of course, saying no guilt-free is never about being rude or unhelpful,  » Read more about: 8 Ways to Say No  »
February 4, 2021
Should I stay or should I go?

Should I stay or should I go?

We’ve all have times when we feel ‘stuck in a rut.’ But we also know there’s a difference between a lack of motivation or feeling a little ‘blah,’ and knowing in your soul that you’ve spent too long in a job that’s no longer right for you. In weighing up the question ‘should I stay or should I go’ it’s useful to be aware of the range of motivations underpinning the desire for change.  » Read more about: Should I stay or should I go?  »
February 2, 2021
Saying No Guilt Free

Saying No Guilt Free – Part 1

Most of us struggle to ‘Say No.’ It’s not that we don’t want to turn down some invitations or extra demands on our time, it’s because deep down, we don’t feel we can. We have a cocktail of fears and limiting beliefs preventing the word ‘no’ escaping our lips. We seek to avoid conflict or damaging a relationship.  » Read more about: Saying No Guilt Free – Part 1  »
January 22, 2021
Know your worth.

Knowing your worth

Most of us have unconscious beliefs about money. They raise their head when we are quoting a fee for our services, or negotiating a salary at an interview or performance review. At the root of these concerns about knowing our worth is our perception of our worthiness. If you struggle to believe in the value of what you do,  » Read more about: Knowing your worth  »
January 8, 2021
Make working from home work for you

Make working from home work for you

Articles offering tips for working from home tend to cover the same points. Get dressed, have a dedicated workspace, a time to start work, set boundaries between work and personal life and have a clear ‘to do’ list for the day ahead. These all make sense. As someone who has worked from home for nearly 20 years,  » Read more about: Make working from home work for you  »
January 7, 2021
Resolve, not resolutions

Resolve, not resolutions

Usually, at the start of January, the focus is on a fresh start, a ‘new you’ for the New Year. But as we continue to endure the Covid 19 crisis and another lockdown, for me, it’s a time for resolve, not resolutions. Once again we have to look within and dig deep.  » Read more about: Resolve, not resolutions  »