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Don’t let adversity, setbacks and disappointment hold you back

Date: 09 Sep 2014 /
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Last week, I was preparing for a presentation that I was delivering on September 4th. As part of my preparation, I did some research on what had happened on that day in history. I discovered that in 1882 Thomas Edison’s Pearl Street electric power station began operations in New York City. It was the first […]


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Practice gratitude and increase your happiness and well being

Date: 02 Sep 2014 /
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It’s easy for us to fall into the trap of focusing our mind on what we lack, what’s not working and what’s wrong with life. Falling into this habit does not help our energy levels, mood or help us to maintain a positive outlook. In today’s fast paced world with countless demands and distractions, we […]


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Focus on the things that you can control and influence

Date: 26 Aug 2014 /
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Modern living is busy and demanding. We all have limited time, energy and mental capacity therefore it’s essential that we dedicate these valuable resources to first dealing with things inside our control. Secondly getting clear on what we can influence and then doing so and finally letting go of things that we can’t do anything […]


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The Ten Rules for Being Human

Date: 19 Aug 2014 /
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Last week I was talking with a client that is extremely talented, produces excellent results and is creative and intelligent. They can be viewed as a real high achiever, although their humility and modest nature does not always recognise this. They confided in me that they are extremely hard on themself when they make a […]


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Don’t Wait For All The Right Tools and Circumstances to Follow Your Dream

Date: 12 Aug 2014 /
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I was very fortunate to see “Seve the Movie” at the cinema recently. It tells the story of Seve Ballesteros who is one of my sporting heroes of all time. I found the film both inspiring and incredibly moving. Inspiring, because it proves that if you have a big enough desire and commit yourself to […]


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Lessons for Effective Teamwork From the Red Arrows

Date: 05 Aug 2014 /
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I watched a fascinating documentary at the weekend about life behind the scenes of the Red Arrows aerobatics team. It provided a unique insight into the work of the strong team of 120 pilots, support and ground crew as they prepared to celebrate their 50th display season this year, which will be their busiest flying […]


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Developing Greater Patience

Date: 29 Jul 2014 /
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A client who was settling into a new to a leadership position, asked me to help her develop her leadership effectiveness and influencing skills. During one of the sessions, she said that she wanted to cultivate greater patience as she was concerned that her current approach to life was not sustainable or particularly enjoyable. She […]


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Every Day is a Gift – Learn to Live in the Present Moment

Date: 22 Jul 2014 /
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Like many people across the world I was shocked and deeply saddened to hear about the shooting down of flight MH17. It is a truly horrific and senseless tragedy and I have struggled to understand and comprehend how it could have happened and why. The families of the passengers aboard the flight have been in […]


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What Untapped Potential Are You Yet To Discover?

Date: 15 Jul 2014 /
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Something that gives me great satisfaction and enjoyment in life is when I help people to find hidden strengths and talents and to use more of their potential. I am extremely grateful that I have the opportunity to do work that I love and to support people to “be the best they can be”. It […]


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Asking Powerful Questions

Date: 09 Jul 2014 /
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One of the things that I really enjoy doing is helping people to develop their coaching skills. A key skill that I teach participants on my “Coaching for First Class Results” programme is asking powerful questions. There are many benefits that people derive from being more confident and accomplished in this area and combine it […]


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