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.’

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…

Do You Face Up To Your Challenges?

I’ve certainly learnt to face up to mine…  Challenges are a breath of fresh air, they liven up the mundane and expected; the ultimate curveball! They are the uncertainties that enable growth. This is not how most of us really feel when we are faced with a challenge. But wouldn’t it be great if we…

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…