• Low confidence holding you back?

    The work environment is increasingly competitive and challenging.  For competitive types this can create healthy tension and spur them to work faster, harder, longer.  For others, a competitive and stressful environment may trigger feelings of self-doubt and low confidence. What is low confidence? Low confidence could be described as having negative thoughts about yourself and Continue reading »

  • 8 Steps To Living With More Ease

    Living With More Ease. Recently I’ve been exploring living with more ease, mulling it over, trying to work out what ‘ease’ means for me and why I’ve felt so motivated to move towards it in recent years. My dictionary defines ‘ease’ as the absence of difficulty, effort or trouble. Or to make something less serious or Continue reading »

  • 4 Reasons to Future Proof Your Life

    The world of work is rapidly changing. Many of us will need to work longer, with less job security and adapt to new ways of working? The 4 Reasons to Future Proof Your Life 1)  Working Longer We’re living longer and retiring later than previous generations. If your current lifestyle is detrimental to a healthy life, Continue reading »

  • “Spring is the time of plans and projects”

    “SPRING IS THE TIME OF PLANS AND PROJECTS”  (Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina) SPRING HAS ARRIVED In the northern hemisphere, our meteorological spring began on March 1st and the spring equinox falls on March 20th. Spring is the season of new growth, renewal and new beginnings and the signs of change are all around us. In spring we Continue reading »

  • High Expectations and the Pygmalion Effect

    Working with a client this week caused me to reflect on the importance of communicating high expectations to individuals and teams and sincerely getting behind them, believing they will meet your expectations and deliver organisational goals. Many factors contribute to a person’s or team’s success including their skills and capabilities, resources and their personal motivation. Continue reading »

  • Contemplating Career Change?

    Are you thinking about career change? A recent consumer poll from The Open University (OU) reveals two thirds of us will be searching for a new job this January and looking to give our careers an overhaul this year. The OU poll reports that there are a number of perceived barriers to taking that next step: Continue reading »

  • Forget Blue Monday – It’s not real

    What’s behind the media hype about Blue Monday which this year falls on 16th January?  According to some press it’s the most miserable day of the year. It occurs just as many of us are recovering physically and financially from the excesses of the festive season, struggling through short, dark, cold winter days, battling to stay dry Continue reading »

  • How to thrive in 2017 : Manage your energy, not your time.

    Stamina could be described as great physical or mental strength that allows you to continue doing something for a long time. This quality combined with resilience, the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity are essential in these times of ambiguity and uncertainty. About 10 years Continue reading »

  • Ready to thrive in 2017?

    2016 was a very turbulent year full of both political and economic uncertainty.  It seems as though this uncertainty, change and ambiguity will continue in 2017 and may create additional pressures and stress in our professional and personal lives. This is the time to do all we can to take care of ourselves and ensure our teams, work colleagues Continue reading »

  • Life is not a treadmill

    Embrace change in your life. When I look back at my life I see that I never subscribed to a traditional path. It’s been a series of inner and external changes and adventures including moving companies and continents, ongoing study, personal development, exploration and reinvention. Along the way I’ve learned how to embrace change. Admittedly, often in Continue reading »