We’d all like to avoid them if we could. But sometimes you just have to have one of those difficult conversations with your boss, a member of staff, a friend, parent or partner. So what steps can you take to make the conversation easier – and even more importantly to ensure that you achieve the […]
In praise of praise: Why being generous with your compliments is such a good strategy. We all like to be complimented for our efforts. But how do you rate when it comes to giving recognition and handing out praise to others? Are you someone who gives a lot of compliments to your partner and to […]
It can sometimes feel nerve wracking to join a group of people, most of whom you don’t know, at a social or networking event. Telling yourself: “I’m no good at small talk. I won’t know what to say” will almost certainly make things worse. However there are many things we can do to help ourselves […]Continue Reading...
The owners and directors of most businesses understand that it is important to have a strong company identity that their customers will recognise and respond to. But all too often the first person that companies turn to help them create that identity is a graphic designer or branding consultant – often spending a lot of […]
When clients first come to see me they rarely express an interest in learning about their core values. But many people first contact me because they feel that something is missing in their lives. They might have a decent job, a lovely home and good friends and family but still they do not feel completely […]
Even when our lives are going reasonably well, sometimes we can get so caught up in our day-to-day struggles that we find ourselves feeling a little blue. When this happens we can even start to lose sight of all the good things that we have and just focus on the one or two things […]
When Jane first came to see me she was quite down. Not depressed but certainly out of sorts. “There’s nothing seriously wrong” she said, “and certainly nothing to see a doctor or a therapist about. But I’m just not very happy at the moment. I feel blue too often, and I don’t know why.” Jane […]Continue Reading...
Are you a leader? You might think that this question is all about whether you are a boss or in charge of a local club or organisation. But actually, we all have the potential for leadership at different times in our lives, whether or not we have a fancy title. And – as I’m sure you […]