Let’s talk about self abuse

Let’s talk about self abuse

So many of the women I coach know deep inside that they could be playing a bigger game. The same truth also applies to many of you who read this blog. You know that you could be leading the team. Or presenting in public. Or speaking up in meetings more often. Yet...
Self improvement – the work is never done

Self improvement – the work is never done

I had an interesting conversation with a highly credentialed colleague recently. She suggested that if female staff within our organisation did a specific course, they’d eliminate their ‘mean girl’ voice forever. I can’t tell you how surprised she was when...
Girl, Stop Apologizing – A Book Review

Girl, Stop Apologizing – A Book Review

If you’re a woman with any interest in personal development, it’s almost guaranteed that you’ve heard of Rachel Hollis. The New York Times best-selling author, media mogul and mother of four is working hard to deliver motivational tools and inspiration to women...
What is coaching?

What is coaching?

Recently, I was part of a conversation about coaching. More specifically, it was a discussion about the fact that certain types of coaching are still very misunderstood. Think career coaching. Confidence coaching. Health coaching. Even certain types of life coaching....
Style Strategies For Bad Days (Or Weeks)

Style Strategies For Bad Days (Or Weeks)

As much as I hate to admit it, I’ve not had a great week. Thankfully, these sort of weeks don’t come up for me too often.  I might have an off day here or there. But I rarely string together a bad week. However, things have refused to flow for me during the past seven...
12 tips to help you speak in public

12 tips to help you speak in public

Not that long ago, I spoke at a conference.  There were all the things you’d expect at this particular gathering: Darkened room. Master of ceremonies. Stage. A professional AV team.  The fact that I was presenting is not newsworthy. I’m regularly involved in events...
Making and breaking the rules

Making and breaking the rules

I met a woman recently who was very quick to tell me what kind of person she was. It had been a long time since I’d heard someone start her sentences with words like ‘I’m the sort of person that…’ and ‘My husband and I are people who…’ This warm and open...

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