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November 14, 2019
How to deal with Negative Thoughts

How to deal with Negative Thoughts

I know I’m not alone in having negative thoughts and a negative voice in my head. That harsh critic who screeches put-downs such as – ‘you’re not good enough,’ ‘who do you think you are,’ and ‘you’ll be found out.’ Over the years I’ve come to realise that my unkind and incessantly negative internal voice is part of my self-protection mechanism;  » Read more about: How to deal with Negative Thoughts  »
November 7, 2019
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SOAR 2020 – Annual Evening Workshop

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October 16, 2019
My favourite podcasts

My favourite podcasts

My favourite podcasts when it comes to Personal Development, Leadership, Well-Being and even Spiritual Development are the following resources that I return to again and again.   On Being with Krista Tippett This award-winning podcast poses big questions – what does it mean to be human? How do we want to live?  » Read more about: My favourite podcasts  »
September 26, 2019
Moving beyond your comfort zones

Moving Beyond Your Comfort Zones

Moving Beyond Your Comfort Zones As humans, we love our comfort zones, those situations or activities where we feel secure and in control. But equally, we are hot-wired to grow and evolve which means expanding beyond the confines of our comfort zones. In our comfort zones, we feel psychologically safe, but sometimes comfort zones will calcify and we become ‘stuck in a rut.’ Outside our comfort zones,  » Read more about: Moving Beyond Your Comfort Zones  »
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 more people fear to speak in public than they do death.  » Read more about: How to Present like a Pro  »
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 challenges I’ve faced over the last 18 months.  » Read more about: How to keep going in challenging times  »
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 to navigate the challenge.  » Read more about: How to deal with a difficult co-worker  »
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 same blocks,  » Read more about: The stuff that’s holding you back  »
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 for a dry cleaning and ironing service as opposed to doing the laundry ourselves.  » Read more about: Time or Money – what do you value the most?  »
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 what is within my control.  » Read more about: A Reality Check  »
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 decisions,  » Read more about: Struggling with a decision? This will help  »
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 time and effort The Pareto Principle (80/20 rule) as applied to time management means 80% of your effectiveness will come from 20% of your activities.  » Read more about: How much is your time worth?  »