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Finding Your Focus

So often we lose focus of what it is that we really really want.  Life happens and we get taken on a detour or go off on a tangent yet we sit with the uncomfortable feeling of not being on track, at least not on the track that we want. A new year is the

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And That Was 2018

It is the end of the year and I find myself reflecting on 2018.  The words that immediately come to mind are hard and heavy.  2018 has not been an easy year for many people.  For me it has been a year of being called to fight, frustration and resistance, a huge lesson in patience,

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Even Coaches Have Coaches

I often tell my clients that even coaches have coaches.  As a coach I don’t presume to have it all figured out.  There are areas of my life that I am working on and will continue to work on because they are important to me.  I believe in coaching as well as my continued personal

Demonstration of Perspective

This video has fascinated me most of this week.  I have not stopped talking about it and shared it on both LinkedIn and Facebook.  So no good reason not to share it on my blog. It is an incredible demonstration of perspective.  Holding preconceived ideas and beliefs risks skewing our judgment of other human beings. 

Music Makes a Difference

Music Makes a Difference

I am having a particularly meh or mergh day.  One of those days that nothing seems to go right and there is frustration all round and it’s not only mine.  We all know those.  When you feel like the day should just have been cancelled and you feel like going to hide or running off

Mentor vs. Coach

Mentor vs. Coach

Many are confused about the difference between mentoring and coaching. Coaching involves partnering with clients in a thought-provoking and co-creative process that inspires you to maximise your personal and professional potential while mentoring is about receiving trusted advice, at a skills and knowledge level, from someone who has the experience and wisdom in the field

8 Reasons to Take a Mental Health Day

8 Reasons to Take a Mental Health Day

Are you hoarding your sick days?  Afraid to take one in case you need one in future?  Feel you’re not sick enough to see a doctor so can’t justify a sick day to your boss? Sick days are for more than just the flu.  Sometimes it’s just as important to take a mental health day, a

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The Invitation

I was recently reminded of this beautiful piece of writing by Oriah Mountain Dreamer.  Life is hard.  And life is wonderful.  “The Invitation” is about finding what we need – the inspiration, the intimacy, the courage and the commitment to live fully, every day.  Each time you read this peom you will take with you

Soft Skills Invesment

Soft Skills Invesment

I attended a women’s networking function this morning and one of the speakers shared the following with us.  He is  Andre du Toit, find him on Facebook, he is the Big Positive Guy.  So I am not taking credit for the insights as they are not solely mine.  Five key soft skills that one needs

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Managing Defeat

We’re conditioned to plan for and celebrate success.  Nobody teaches us how to manage defeat and disappointment effectively.  Failure happens.  Things don’t always turn out as we had hoped or planned.  This can leave us feeling worthless and empty. So let’s start by keeping things in perspective. What is good about the situation or circumstances