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Dealing with and overcoming rejection

Dealing with and overcoming rejection

If you’re a leader, business owner, service provider, in sales, human even, you will likely face rejection. Some of us with more regularity than others, and some people have a thick skin for it. Not me! But I work with it, and I coach clients around dealing with...

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Let them speak, for goodness sake!

Let them speak, for goodness sake!

Interviewing and coaching have some overlapping skills. I love my podcast interviews but recently I have found myself getting frustrated on my daily walks, podcast in ear, with the interviewers.I can’t believe it when experienced hosts, some of them quite famous,...

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Life lessons from life’s lemons

Life lessons from life’s lemons

Is the beginning of December too early to review defining moments from 2021? Hopefully not. One evening in September, I was involved in a hit and run car crash. The driver of the other car was caught trying to flee the scene, and was arrested and charged. Basically,...

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Growth from adversity

Growth from adversity

I’ve been having some special end of year conversations with my leadership coaching clients recently. As well as celebrating some phenomenal achievements, there seems to be a sense of changing perspectives around what our priorities are, and what is most important to...

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The great resignation and what leaders can do about it

The great resignation and what leaders can do about it

If Australia is to follow in the footsteps of the U.S., we have the potential to get caught in the great resignation or the great realignment. At times, this will be a welcome change, but for many leaders and business owners, it will more likely be a headache.   A...

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Tips and tools for more mindfulness moments

Tips and tools for more mindfulness moments

With mindfulness in focus this week, here are 3 challenges I often find with applying mindfulness and some tips that can support with overcoming these challenges.   1. Your mind will wander. Matt Killingsworth Ph.D. has done some interesting research with his Track...

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Stop and smell the roses

Stop and smell the roses

I have always been someone who stopped and smelled the roses. My sense of smell is normally acute, which is why I found it distressing to lose it when I contracted COVID-19 in January. One study I saw concluded the loss of smell from the virus increased...

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