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The link between mindfulness and resilience

For me, mindfulness has been shrouded in mystery in the past, and as much as I believed that it contributed to decreased anxiety and stress, I didn’t exactly know how…
Be …

The Science of Balance

I’ve been posting quite a bit this March about #BetterforBalance, the theme of International Women’s Day on 8 March.
But I wanted to hone my blogs this month around something I’ve …

Leading with emotional courage

In my first newsletter of 2019 I’m going to profile Bregman’s latest book entitled “Leading with Emotional Courage” , but in today’s post I’m going to look at the four …

Two typical coaching mistakes and how to avoid them…

Ever had a high performing employee (or boss?) whom others fear? I’m not talking about a bully here, but one who is approachable and attracts followers, but who also inspires …

How to Actually Start the Task You’ve Been Avoiding

So I confess to flagrantly plagiarising that title, from one of my virtual mentors, Peter Bregman. What Bregman gets right is, without fail, to send me a free podcast every …

Building a Coaching Culture for Change Management

This recently released study, by the ICF and HCI reveals that,
coaching, whether one-on-one coaching, team coaching or work group coaching with a professional coach, are rated as the most helpful …

Highlights from DDI and EY’s Global Leadership Forecast 2018

So this study is a really extensive one and I was attracted to it firstly because one of the partners was DDI, whose research I have always held in high …

Taming our worrier

So last blog, we put anxiety under the spotlight, and as Tudin so aptly described “It switches on when it thinks you’re in danger, so really it’s like your own …

Anxiety 2.0

On many occasions just trying to blog makes me anxious.
I am anxious that I won’t get the blog out in time, that it won’t be of sufficient interest and that …

#Lifestyle Anxiety

A valued friend and I started a Parent Support Group at our local primary school some 4 years back, with the purpose of raising awareness around learning disorders and helping …

So is the client really king?

At the end of my last blog, we were stranded at the Ethiopian Airlines check-in, with the flight having closed and our long saved-for holiday vanishing before my eyes.
What follows …

Identity Crisis

I have talked quite a lot about the subject of ‘identity’ to my clients over the years, mainly based on the wisdom of, Margaret Wheatley. And I think that fundamental …

Tanzanian Turtle Time

A little over a month ago I set my computer to say the following,
“Sometimes when you work for yourself it’s really tough to take a break, let alone be totally …

What needs to change in the world of work? Part 3

This month my husband and I celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. It’s a milestone in our life together and as a family, and a relatively rare feat in the world …

3 Things that need to change in the world of work – self belief and advocacy

Introduce the word ‘strategy into a sentence and everyone in my training room tries to look ultra-intelligent.
“I’m strategic!” their eager faces say… and it’s always someone else who is not!
Truth …

What has to change in the world of work? Transparency and trust…

Ken Robinson, education guru, speaks often about how our mainstream education system is designed for an industrial world, and how counter-productive it is to produce ‘widgets’ rather than critically thinking …