it's how we use it 80 billion nerve cells in our brain create an estimated 6,000 thoughts per day by sparking off micro electrical circuits which connect them to our brain cells before being carried to our conscious mind. Conscious Attention is key to turning these...

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PRESENTATIONS: CONTENT EXPERT / CHANNEL EXPERT

PRESENTATIONS: CONTENT EXPERT / CHANNEL EXPERT

The distributor of a high performance car company contacted me about giving two of his staff some help with their Presentations.  Every month, the distributor held an event for his customers where they got inside tips about how to get the best out of their car...

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PRESENTATIONS: SAY HELLO & ASK A QUESTION

PRESENTATIONS: SAY HELLO & ASK A QUESTION

I had the privilege a while ago, to coach someone for a Presentation on a topic they were expert in. The topic also happened to be something that I was personally interested in. I admired the presenters and was looking forward to the occasion. So you can imagine my...

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WFH 4: STAY CONNECTED

WFH 4: STAY CONNECTED

The latest results from my informal ‘Who’s Working From Home’ survey show an increase from 38% of respondents working from home at the start of the year to a current 52% which is back to the levels we saw early last year at the...

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FEELINGS – CALL THEM OUT

FEELINGS – CALL THEM OUT

Feelings can bring us pleasure, comfort, happiness even! They provide a compass for how things are and how we’re handling them. Enough of that, let’s get negative! I want to ask you…do you ever get a feeling that’s something like a violin string stretched tight from...

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SORRY WHAT?   MEETINGS & ACTIVE LISTENING

SORRY WHAT? MEETINGS & ACTIVE LISTENING

I’m coming at this in the business context where someone speaking can expect to be listened to and receive a response from the person she’s addressing. In a social situation, we can just speak louder and in reality, it’s the person who can create a social feel in a...

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GOOD THINGS ABOUT WFH : NO.3 BETTER WORK/LIFE BALANCE?

GOOD THINGS ABOUT WFH : NO.3 BETTER WORK/LIFE BALANCE?

Is it my imagination or has there been a shift in attitude towards WFH since the early days of Covid?In an article I posted here in March last year, I referred to a snap poll taken by an office manager who found that less than 50% of her colleagues were enthusiastic...

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You…Now…Life

You…Now…Life

On any given day, how much time would you say you spend thinking about the past?When I paid attention to this question for a couple of days the answer I got seemed like a reasonable snapshot of where my mind was going on an average day.It was going backwards.In any...

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Why Coaching Now?

Why Coaching Now?

We are in an ‘Out-of-the-Box’ time. Covid has disrupted so many things which we took for granted that the same ‘normal’ no longer seems to apply. Reality is still happening but it isn’t recognisable. Disastrous mortality rates, mass restrictions of movement,...

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Soft Skills for Tough Times

Soft Skills for Tough Times

Of all the Soft Skills, I’ve always felt that Negotiation is the least soft. Partly, it’s because of the meticulous planning and almost forensic preparation which negotiations receive from teams locked away in war rooms, pouring over plans and scheming how to position...

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