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How empathic are you?

As a coach I work with powerful, successful high achievers. I also work with people who are all of those and are also inspiring. Inspiring for me to work with but more importantly, inspiring for their teams to be with and follow.  While 'what makes an inspiring leader?' is an important and useful question to...
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Just another day? Take another look and change it…

There is a lot of talk about  learning to understand self, your intuition and what makes you happy.  You might have been doing some reflecting, journaling, or mindfulness exercises. Perhaps you are starting to see some patterns or trends - maybe the odd epiphany! As a leader be it in your own life or that, plus...
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Free Values clarifying tool

So you have achieved the goal that you have worked so long and hard for. Exhilarating isn't it?  But then, a month or two down the track,  have you then ever experienced that so what feeling? That little voice that says 'yeah, great, but what is next'? And off you go in pursuit of that...

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What happens when you mix science with the fun of self help?

This is the second in a series of interviews with experts. The  people I will be interviewing are experts in fields such as Positive Psychology, NLP, Neuro Science and other disciplines that I draw from in my coaching and training work. About Tal Ben-Shahar Tal Ben-Shahar is an author and lecturer, teaching at the Interdisciplinary Center,...
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NLP exposed – the Truth!

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. Richard Bolstad. I have asked  Richard the questions I most commonly get asked about...
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Free self coaching tool – 3 steps to change

Here we are racing through the year and racing towards the successful completion and achievement of those New Years resolutions - yes?  You know, those ones you set on 1 January? Sadly, weeks ago, many people by now would have  given up. Not because they didn't want to make those changes, rather, it just felt too...
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Another New Year and how to build better habits

Google "new years resolutions" and you come up with about 267,000,000 results in 0.24 in seconds. Some say make resolutions and stick to them , others say they don't work and some say, like me, they do, and they don't. A resolution to change is nothing but that, even if it is written down. It is...
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Does it really matter if your coach is an MCC?

I get asked this question, by both other coaches and by clients.      
  • What is a Master Certified coach?
  • Does it really make a difference to the client?
  • Why bother?
It is true that the road to MCC is a long one, needing to log at least 2,500 hours of coaching, pass assessments many times along the way, have mentoring,...
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You don’t have to become a monk to smile and relax

The word mindfulness seems to have become a bit of a buzz phrase lately. It is often linked with discussions about leadership, neuro-science, focus,  high performance and clarity.  I don't know about you but I have almost become a bit de-sensitized to that kind of language. After all, we all KNOW about that stuff don't...
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Two words that could change your life

This video is 6 minutes long, you will need speakers, and a pad and pencil to take  notes. I promise it will bring a smile to your dial, well, I can't promise that I suppose. What I can promise is that through the laughter there is a seriously powerful message and strategy that you can employ...
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How not to act insanely!

You no doubt have heard the saying that expecting a different outcome from doing the same thing is a bit insane, and yet, in my work with people I hear this kind of thinking time and again. For example, a company (read ‘human being making decisions within a company) sticks with a particular action that...
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