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How A Fixed Mindset Could Be Holding You Back In Business

There was a man called Bob who had been a very bright child. His parents and teachers had complimented him on how smart he was and how good he was at everything. As you might expect, he went on to get a good job and was running a large company at a young age. However, […]

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Why I Felt I Owed It To My Clients To Get My PCC

It all started several years back on a rainy Monday morning taxi ride to the station. “Don’t you wish you could win the lottery so you don’t have to do this?” the driver remarked. I had just completed my Associate Certified Coach qualification (ACC) and had been coaching clients for a while and, if the […]

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“Why You?” The Foolproof Guide to Interview Success

“Opportunity is a haughty goddess who wastes no time with those who are unprepared.” — George S. Clason There was a time when an inflated CV was enough to get you a job before you even entered the room. That time has passed. Today’s company leaders know better than to ignore personality, drive, personal branding, […]

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Five Business Lessons I Learned Walking A Sacred Trail

(And how you can apply it to everyday working life) Photo by Emma Thomson Those who know me well, know that I have a soft spot for luxury resort holidays in the Caribbean. Oh, to feel the white sand under my feet, the call of the massage bed, and to sleep with the waves lapping […]

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Can you sell as well as a street performer?

Have you noticed how almost every aspect of life revolves around selling something? Sometimes it’s plain obvious – “Buy this face cream and look 10 years younger!” – While other times it creeps up on us without us even realizing that we are being sold to. That’s the kind of selling I’m going to dig […]

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Could Impostor Syndrome be hurting your career?

IMPOSTOR: noun A person who practices deception under an assumed character, identity, or name. Have you ever felt like a fraud at work? Like you didn’t really take the necessary steps to get where you are and that you aren’t as qualified as people think you are? Do you write off your success so far […]

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What’s Your Legacy?

“Today I shall behave, as if this is the day I will be remembered.” – Dr Seuss It’s been a sad couple of weeks saying goodbye to so many of the legends that marked our generation. Between my personal hero, David Bowie, and Alan Rickman and Glenn Frey, the heavens must be an entertaining place […]

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How To Use Coaching Techniques

If you want to bring out the best in your team and secure better business results, coaching techniques may help you to do this. In the autumn edition of APPOINT HR and Management magazine I share what I find to be some essential tips… Coaching is a powerful tool. It can develop creative thinking; build […]

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How your employees’ well-being affects your bottom line…

‘ll let you in on a little secret…In my quest for ever increasing productivity (for myself and my clients), I have been introduced to the simplest yet most sensible theory: Enhanced emotional and physical wellbeing equals enhanced success. We have created a culture over the last few decades that celebrates the desk slave; the one […]

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Are you as Diverse as you think you are?

Have you noticed how diversity has become the new buzzword in business? How so many companies throw it out there, talking about how diverse their Board/executive team/employee base is or should be? Be it gender, race, culture or socio-economic background, achieving diversity is the goal of an increasing number of companies, and this is a […]

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How to be the Brad Pitt of Business – and improve personal impact through form

“Acting is all about honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.” — George Burns Confidence. Some people exude it and seem to have been born with an orator’s gifts while others stumble across a single sentence when having to present a pie chart. Many a man, or woman, has placed self-imposed restrictions […]

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How an Olympic Snowboarder helped me coach top executives

My brother-in-law is a professional athlete. A snowboarder, to be exact. He has spent the last 17 years of his life jumping off 60 foot cliffs, competing in the Olympics, and accumulating a lot of heavy metal on podium stands. In fact, he has one of the most revered and long-lived careers within an industry […]