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Persistence Pays Off

Persistence Pays Off

In a meeting recently I was referred to as an “extremely persistent lady”. A polite way of saying I was a pain in the backside. Now you may think I would get upset at this, but I am not. What they were referring to was an outcome I had achieved that people had been...

Who looks after you?

Who looks after you?

You may not be a professional carer, it doesn’t mean you don’t look after people. Good managers look after their team, just like parents look after their family. So, who looks after you? Often the answer is you – you need to look after you, especially if you are...

One Giant Leap for Mankind – One Digital Detox for me

One Giant Leap for Mankind – One Digital Detox for me

Yes, as the world is celebrating 50 years since man first walked on the moon, I am celebrating 50 years on this planet. A lot has happened since then. Half a century is a long time to reflect upon, so I decided to focus on what is important to me – to take a leaf out...

Finding your inspiration

Finding your inspiration

So, I faced my biggest fear, had the shoulder operation and finally after 5 months, lots of patience, frustration and hard work with the physio was finally able to cautiously get back in the pool. That day I was given the all clear by the physio, I had been struggling...

Niche and Honesty for Business Success

Niche and Honesty for Business Success

During my coach training I was told many times the importance of 'finding a niche’. I followed this advice, by drawing on my work as a Development worker in Africa, as well as 20 years managing businesses and developing teams, together with successful running of my...

Facing my biggest fear

Facing my biggest fear

We all have fears and, in my experience, the best way to overcome fear is to take action. All too often it is the fear of what could happen that results in nothing happening. I know this. It didn’t make it any easier. My biggest fear is an operation. It is not so much...

5 Top Tips for staying on track in 2018

5 Top Tips for staying on track in 2018

Change your environment Make a Commitment to getting out of your usual surrounding. If you work in an office or at home, make a conscious effort to make a change. Preferably get outside. Go for a walk, go for a run, cycle or swim at lunch time – before or after work....

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