Building Your Social Capital

Social Capital: ‘Consciously and deliberately building networks that enable you to achieve your goals, fulfill your mission and make your contribution to the world.’

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Are You An Active Listener

Active Listening When was the last time you downed tools and fully engaged in listening? It is so easy to ‘fake’ listening; a nod here, a ‘yes’ there and you think you’re giving the speaker sufficient attention. I am as guilty of it as anyone else! We need to strive to be in the present, to…

Women At War

Many years ago I worked at a weight loss centre. The company had approximately 97% female staff and the environment was… well, hell! Never before had I seen so much cat-fighting, back scratching and bitching. I was appalled and shocked. Women getting promoted based on whether the woman above liked her and could manipulate her…

Are You Ready To Make A Difference?

  Your gift, your talent… If you knew beyond a doubt that there was something you could do that would make a difference to someone else’s life in a positive way, would you do it? And if there was the absolute knowledge that in changing someone else’s life you would cause a ripple effect that…

Are You Emotionally Intelligent?

  Let’s kick off with a few questions:  When was the last time you checked in with your emotions?  Are you aware of the people, situations or conversations that alter your emotional state? And just who is (or what is) in control of your emotions? Life is busy for everyone and so it is not…

Decision Making Changes Your Life

How many times have you wanted to do something and then spent hours talking yourself out of it or not getting to a final decision? If only you had felt certain that it was the right thing to do, right? Decision making can often feel overwhelming and instead of making the decision to take action, you…

Re-invent Yourself In Times of Crisis

Re-invent Yourself If you are one of today’s unemployed, you may still be wondering why it has taken this long for you to get another job. You may already be experiencing anxiety every time you check your email for responses from the companies you sent your resumes to. But have you ever paused to think that…

How Standing Out From The Crowd Can Boost Your Confidence

It doesn’t pay to sit in the stalls when there’s so much space on the stage. It’s time to lead… It can get really comfortable being in the stalls with the crowd. No one looks right at you, no one can pick holes in your opinion and no one can tell you you’re wrong. And…

How to become an Effective Leader

So you want to be a leader… and not just any leader; you want to become an effective leader. Leadership is the action of leading a group of people towards something and the ability to do so. Here are a few pointers to help you become an effective leader: 1. Know who you are. That…

Don’t Be Afraid To Lead…

Setting up your own business is challenging in its own right, setting one up that doesn’t follow the herd is another! But if you have business dreams that light you up and you truly want to bring them into reality then don’t be afraid to lead… I was listening to Tony Robbins today, one of…

Helping Others

There is something quite wonderful about helping others, a satisfaction and joy that makes being here feel really worthwhile. Today I received a beautiful email from someone I recently trained. Apart from the fact that is was complimentary to me, she went on to explain how the training had impacted her personal development as well…