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August 22, 2019
How to Present like a Pro

How to Present like a Pro

How to Present like a Pro Effective presentations are engaging, well-structured, interesting, concise and most importantly persuasive. Effective presenters are poised, professional and have a presence. That’s the theory, the daily reality is that the thought of doing a presentation makes many people sick with nerves. It’s often quoted how […]
August 19, 2019
How to keep going in challenging times!

How to keep going in challenging times

How to keep going in challenging times “How are you?” It’s a question we ask and are asked frequently. Depending on who’s asking, I have different responses, from a surface level ‘fine,’ to something that sinks deep into vulnerability. Recently, when catching up with a friend, I heard myself recount […]
August 15, 2019
How to deal with a difficult co-worker

How to deal with a difficult co-worker

How to deal with a difficult co-worker ‘I’m working with someone who is negative/cynical/rude/lazy……what should I do?’ This is the most common question I’m asked at workshops. Of course, there is no quick fix (nor smart soundbite response) because every circumstance is different. However, there are handrails we can use […]
August 6, 2019
What's holding you back?

The stuff that’s holding you back

What’s holding you back? In my 15 plus years of coaching, I’ve discovered that we are all more similar than we might think. We seek the same things, happiness and fulfilment as we reach for our potential and the fullest truest expression of ourselves. We also tend to have the […]
July 29, 2019
Time or Money – what do you value the most?

Time or Money – what do you value the most?

Time or Money – what do you value the most? When it comes to the trade-off between time and money we make choices all the time. Paying for a take-out meal instead of spending time cooking one. Flying to a destination instead of taking the train or a boat. Paying […]
July 15, 2019
A reality check

A Reality Check

Do you need a reality check? Modern leadership is about balancing realism with optimism. But when the daily urgencies muscle in and especially when facing a challenge, it can be difficult to lean into positivity. As a business owner, I’ve found these 7 reality checks useful. They remind me of […]
July 12, 2019
Struggling with decision.

Struggling with a decision? This will help

Are you struggling with a decision? We make decisions all the time. The majority are inconsequential, what clothes to wear, or what to have for lunch. These decisions are habitual and involve little conscious thought. Then there are the big decisions, those relating to relationships, career and finances. These consequential […]
June 27, 2019
How much is your time worth?

How much is your time worth?

How much is your time worth? I’m always on the lookout for new insights or practical tips that can make all the difference when it comes to personal and professional effectiveness. Here are five distinctions that I’ve added to my effectiveness toolkit. Distinction 1 – Know the impact of your […]
June 27, 2019
Mid-Year Review

Mid-Year Review

Here we are at mid-year wondering where the last six months have gone whilst keeping our fingers crossed for some good summer weather. Doing a Mid-year review is a good idea to allow you to press pause, do a little reflection and perhaps dust down some of the goals or […]
June 26, 2019
Escaping the Rat Race

Escaping the Rat Race

Escaping the Rat Race is a term that conjures up images of an unfortunate rodent scurrying on a wheel. It strives but never arrives. We can all feel like that rat some times, trapped in a seemingly endless and pointless pursuit that is devoid of any real meaning. So what’s […]
May 10, 2019
Get findable

Get Findable

From a marketing perspective, building a business used to be about visibility, but in today’s busy and noisy world, it’s really about being findable. A website has long since been a threshold competency when it comes to credibility and in recent times a social media following and by extension, a […]
May 7, 2019
How do you define success?

How do you define success?

How do you define success? Traditionally, the word ‘success’ has been associated with the trappings of financial wealth – expensive cars, designer clothes, corner offices and lavish holidays. It’s a definition of success epitomised by the phrase accredited to Malcolm Forbes ‘he who has the most toys wins.’ In recent […]