Then Everything Changes

You’re never upset for the reason you think you are. The power having an awareness of this distinction is in being responsible for unpacking what’s actually going on and having the conversation that matters in that moment.

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Just Stop It!

How do you know when you’re operating from a Context of Fear? Most of us walk around completely unaware that a Context of Fear even exists, let alone recognise when we’re operating from it.
We confuse it with a feeling of being scared but that's not it that either.

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Contrary to popular belief...

For many of us, our beliefs are less productive and play havoc with our plans. They are the beliefs we chose long ago, the unconscious, ‘making sense of the world’ thoughts that belong to our younger self.

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Watch Your Mouth

Notice your hard-wired habit of using the words Right and Wrong to dissect, decipher and decide what you want to create. Watch the ego-driven side that needs to defend, justify and polarise and see how unhelpful it is when we want to discover, connect and create or to evolve, progress and transform.

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What’s love got to do with it?

Being responsible for how you show up and lead a successful team, and conscious in the way you respond, comes from a Context of Love. It’s a way of thinking and being that might sound odd at first and will take practice to truly understand.

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Culture Shock: Why culture is an inside job.

As business owners, we create teams and expect our people to make them work.  When newbies join, we take them through the onboarding process, introduce them to the rest of the team and away we go. Of course, should issues arise, we have HR to help, we might invest in a little team building activity every now and then, but very rarely are we going to the heart of the problem.

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The True Cost of Fear.

I’m talking about a subtle but pervasive fear. The kind that whips through your mind as you say yes to working with a client when you’d like to say no. The kind that talks you out of speaking up in the boardroom.  It’s the same kind of fear that prevents you putting your hand up for a promotion and keeps you safe in a job you have outgrown, or hate.

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Are your perceptions mismatched with your reality?

International Womens Day is nearly upon us so of course my inbox has been inundated with invitations to celebrate. This year I’m feeling less inclined to join the bandwagon of celebration or commiseration and instead I opt for just one event, the launch of Womens Agenda, inaugural report on Womens Ambition. 

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How do you know it's time to let go?

November 14, 2016, will be etched in my memory forever as it is the day I sat across from three She Business mentors and announced my intention to step down. After five years at the helm, I knew it was time for me to chase new adventures and allow someone else the privilege of leadership.

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