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Change – an opportunity to create a new norm?

Have you experienced a radical change in your life recently?

Well I have.

Is it scary and disorienting?

Hell yes! My internal GPS temporarily stopped functioning. I felt completely lost. It tested everything I thought I knew to the limit. There were times when I questioned whether after eighteen years of coaching, I knew anything.

There are many reasons for this.

Radical change can completely destroy our sense of safety. … Read on...

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16 Tips to mentally prepare for a major transition

It seems everywhere I look these days people are being called on to make major changes in their lives.

It can feel like crossing a crocodile infested river. What you want more than anything is on the other side. You know the only viable solution is to take a gigantic leap of faith, but your instincts are screaming “just look at the size of those teeth!”

Sometimes change is fast … Read on...

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17 famous quotes to help you leverage the leader within

Have you fallen prey to the mistaken belief that leadership is a natural, unteachable trait that some people have – but not you?

Well, I’m here to tell you that isn’t true!

Co-authoring the Huffington Post’s Africa’s Female Entrepreneurs series, and writing for the SheInspiresHer website, has confirmed what I already knew – that most of us have leadership potential. But not everyone believes it, develops it, and leverages it. … Read on...

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6 questions to help you access the magic of mentoring

Hi, my name is Pamina and I’m a recovering “I-can-do-it” addict.

I’d been tackling the tough stuff of life single handed for so long, it didn’t occur to me that help was available, and all I had to do was ask. Yes, I know that this “not asking for directions” addiction is (apparently) more common in men, and if that’s true, I can empathize. Those three magic little sentences mentioned … Read on...

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15 reasons emotional intelligence is a massive asset!

Why is emotional intelligence such a hot topic?

We know it enables you to understand and recognize your own emotional reactions, and therefore others. Clearly that is a plus in social situations, but how exactly does this benefit your life?

Well to get some perspective, let’s look at how life can be without emotional intelligence.

Imagine living, working or doing business with people like this:

• Drama addicts who create … Read on...

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13 ways stressful experiences can fast-forward the birth of a hero

Life can be blissful, euphoric, fascinating and infinitely rewarding—or messy, unpredictable, confusing, and sometimes downright painful and terrifying. Your worst nightmares can erupt in the blink of an eye, making you feel as though you’ve been flattened by a ten ton truck.

Sometimes it’s a gradual accumulation of stressful, confusing experiences, or the dawning realization that you’ve become disillusioned with expectations you’ve built your life around. Maybe doors to opportunities … Read on...

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Do you have these 9 Leadership qualities?

Three weeks into my latest Stress Management course and the feeling of wonder never diminishes. What a privilege to be a partner in the transformational process—all those “storm-battered boats” reclaiming their lives and becoming lighthouses of leadership—for themselves, their families, employees, colleagues, co-workers and communities.

Are you allowing stress to kidnap your neo-cortex?

Do you know why chaos, accidents or ill health follow you like dog shit on your shoe? … Read on...

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The ONLY New Year’s Resolution you need!

I woke up this morning bubbling over with positive anticipation about a new year dawning. Like a kid with a new Christmas present how can I play with the opportunities I have during the next twelve months, I wondered? How can I turn them into a happy, healthy and rewarding future?

So I thought I’d take a look at the news headlines to see what the rest of the world … Read on...

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5 invaluable tips to help you surf the waves of change

Yesterday, I had a mechanic check my car. When he’d finished he gave me a list of all the problems that he found – engine mountings, bearings, shocks, and by the time he got to bushes my heart rate was doing double time and my mind was screaming holy cow, this car’s ready for the scrap heap, and how am I going to replace it, and what if I have … Read on...

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50 foolproof ways to create confidence fast

What’s the state of your confidence account?

The reason I ask, is that confidence seems to be the key to the good life. Even when your bank account is taking strain, high confidence levels can change that. For instance, have you noticed how many people with healthy confidence accounts land up in leadership roles, while those who lack it often lag behind?

What exactly is this much sought after quality … Read on...

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