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How people get better at what they do

Have you ever heard or thought to yourself, why would a successful person  or an expert 'need' a coach? Good question. The answer often refers our thinking to how top sports people have coaches and then , well, that's OK because it's sport. Right?  Maybe not... Somewhere along the way, you stop improving. Everyone who wants...
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Where are you?

Having the privilege to work with great and inspiring leaders allows me to work with them in this really rich space of  exploration and curiosity. The question is- Where are you? - or rather "Where am I?" Are you above the line which is collaborative and playful? or are you below the line which is overwhelming and...
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How to bring the best out in yourself

Meet my colleague and friend Erik van den Top. Erik is this months 'interview with the experts' guest. Erik is a certified and seasoned Leadership & Positive Psychology Coach, Facilitator and Guest Speaker. In an organisational context, he coaches experienced and emerging leaders who want to enhance their leadership effectiveness and sense of fulfilment. He also coaches...
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Why can’t my people be more strategic?

This is part of a series of interviews with experts. The  people interviewed are experts in fields such as Positive Psychology, NLP, Neuro Science and other disciplines that I draw from in my coaching and training work.

This interview is with Dr. Norman Chorn. I have asked  Norman the questions I...

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Buddy’s Brother – a must read.

I've had the pleasure and privilege of working with poet, writer, artist, business owner, Pete Carter. As usual, the coaching work was in part around changes and choices. So many choices, so many things that could be created, developed, bought, sold, experienced.

Pete is an extraordinarily talented, smart and creative person. He...

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How to make hard choices

The people I work with are generally high achievers, dynamic, and live in a fast paced world. Their days are filled with making decisions and sometimes- Hard Choices. The hardest choices, the big ones, are often filtered through the traditional ways of thinking about choices. For example: the pros and the cons, the facts of the...
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Coaching – a necessity or indulgence?

This is a very useful question to explore. Every person experiences coaching in their own unique way and their achievements are equally diverse and rewarding. Here is a story from Jessica Podzebenko - her own unique reflections that answer the question. Coaching - a necessity or indulgence?

Normally a fairly self-reliant sort of person, last...

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What Got You Here Won’t Get You There

Marshall Goldsmith brings great insight and wisdom to his sessions with his coaching clients. He understands that leaders ( in fact human beings in any role) who follow their passions and focus on the important things also inspire their teams and others around them to achieve at a higher level. The thing is, how to...
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How do companies really use mindfulness?

There is much talk about Mindful Leadership and using Mindfulness in the workplace. But how do companies really use mindfulness as a tool and how does it really benefit the company and its employees? I was listening to the interview with David Gelles, a business reporter for the New York Times about mindfulness and meditation in corporate life. He referred...
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How to set a solid foundation for success.

A long time ago as I sat in my corner office with views of Sydney Harbour bridge  and the Opera House, I realised I had achieved another long term goal.  It was very satisfying. It had been quite a journey. You know the scene. A very rewarding and healthy 6 figure income, company cars, trips,...
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Why you can’t build trust

One of the biggest challenges in the workplace is building trust amongst teams. Even more of a challenge when there is trust, but then for some reason it is broken.  Well, actually, lets expand this. It is not just in the workplace. It is about trust in any relationship between human beings. When I work with...
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How do values impact on employee commitment?

“To be mature you have to realize what you value most. It is extraordinary to discover that comparatively few people reach this level of maturity. They seem never to have paused to consider what has value for them. They spend great effort and sometimes make great sacrifices for values that, fundamentally, meet...

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