Category Archives: Values

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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What mindset do you have?

I am always inspired by the people I get to work with by their creativity, courage, energy and talents. I had the pleasure and privilege of working with Jessica Podzebenko last year and she has agreed to share one of her thought provoking posts here. Jessica is a writer, blogger, lawyer, stay at home mother and...
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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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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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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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What Great Leaders Understand About Themselves

I recently had the privilege of being interviewed by Patricia Hirsch on her 'Design Your Life' radio show. My topic was about the importance of leaders understanding what really makes them tick. In other words, what is that they really value? How do they 'live' those values each day? What happens when their personal values are...
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When will the rescue happen?

In my work as a coach, often with leaders in corporations or private companies, I see in their eyes a look of panic. A look of being trapped, or of waiting for the rescue vehicle to arrive and 'fix' their lives. The rescue that is going to get them out of their extremely busy, and...
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