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Tricky relationships and how to navigate through them

Tricky relationships and how to navigate through them

In our professional lives, navigating relationships with colleagues and clients can sometimes feel like a minefield. There often seems to be someone making every interaction a challenge. The good news is effective and skilled communication can help to forge stronger...

Personal Branding vs. Personal Values

Personal Branding vs. Personal Values

How do they work together? In the world of social media and digital footprints, Personal Branding carries significant weight.   But where does it sit with your values?   Can you be authentic if you’re worried about your personal brand?   Personal...

The Power of Creative Thinking

The Power of Creative Thinking

Creative thinking is the ability to see things differently, to find new solutions or to offer an alternative perspective.   Whilst it can be used for straightforward problem solving, it goes beyond that, opening doors to unique and groundbreaking...

Why 2024 is the year for coaching

Why 2024 is the year for coaching

We thought the start of 2024 might be a good moment to jot down some of our musings on the subject of coaching. Imagine turning up to play in the FIFA World Cup.  It's impossible to think you'd be there without years of coaching.  It's also true that whilst...

New Year Resolutions v Goal Setting

New Year Resolutions v Goal Setting

A resolution is a statement of what you want to change. A goal is a statement of what you want to achieve; the steps you need to take to achieve it; and when you want to achieve it by.  Start with a resolution and turn them into a goal - that goals are more specific...

How to ask for what you want

How to ask for what you want

8 tips for learning how to ask for what you want ‘You can’t just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream. You’ve got to get out there and make it happen for yourself’ Diana Ross Get the timing right – avoid asking for things in passing instead find...

How to listen – Ways to Improve Your Listening Skills

How to listen – Ways to Improve Your Listening Skills

"If you make listening and observation your occupation, you will gain much more than you can by talk." --Robert Baden-Powell 7 Reasons Why You Should Actively Listen It prevents you from missing important information It allows you to consciously hear and take in...

The Power of the Pause

The Power of the Pause

“The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.” Mark Twain What Does A Pause Do? It gives you time to think about what you want to say next. It gives your audience time to digest the information. It enables you to...

Gratitude Attitude

Gratitude Attitude

Most of us appreciate that gratitude is a powerful tool.  But does it have a place in the workplace?  Can it help your productivity? How do you start having it? But first…. What is it Gratitude is about being thankful or grateful for what we have – it’s...