“The only thing standing between you and your goal is the story you keep telling yourself as to why you can't achieve it.” - Jordan Belfort Your brain is always telling you a story.
We log onto Zoom and start a coaching session ... Jenny immediately starts talking about how she doesn’t have enough time to go and deal with everything on her plate.... and there are dozens of emails that she hasn’t responded to sitting in her inbox... and ... And how are you, Jenny? “I’m so busy”
In the world of leadership and personal growth, the ability to ask for what you want is an invaluable skill. Too often, I meet with people who are struggling
I was thinking recently about how Following Your Heart is one of the foundational pillars for Healthy Leadership. I’ve found in my own life, and in my work with leaders, that while we talk about overcoming inner personal barriers to “success” ... what we’re looking for
Do you remember when you learned to ride a bike? In the ever-changing landscape of our professions, the concept of continuous learning is like learning how to ride a bike.
The Elastic Nature of Time: A Mindset Perspective "The length of a minute depends on which side of the bathroom door you are on."
In the world of leadership and personal growth, many of us face an unspoken challenge that holds us back – our inner conflicts. It’s like…
Self-awareness is a foundational aspect of effective, healthy leadership. In my work with leaders in optimising their mindset, I love watching the transformative power of…
Imagine this: You’ve just had a productive meeting with your team, discussing critical matters. You’re feeling confident and accomplished, but what if, unbeknownst to you,…
As a Leadership mindset coach working closely with many Leaders, one common thread I've observed is the tug-of-war between the pursuit of perfection, the desire for growth and just doing ‘it’!
You think too much!! Wow, the number of times I’ve been told that – and even told myself that! How about you? Have you ever been trapped in your head
Recently I asked one of my clients – a senior executive leader in a healthcare organisation - why didn’t they quit when they really wanted to? They had been struggling with feeling overwhelmingly busy, a constricting economic situation, still feeling the tiredness and ‘trauma’ of getting through COVID, AND trying their best to be positive
Over the years of working as a doctor, a leader in the healthcare sector, a mentor and coach, I've come to recognise a fundamental truth: Confidence is a foundation stone of leadership excellence.
I believe that prioritising Relationships before Results is pivotal for effective leadership. As a coach working with leaders around the world, I've seen firsthand the transformative power of strong connections
In the fast-paced world, where demands are high and the landscape is ever-evolving, it's essential for us as leaders to recognize the power of hitting the reset button – both in our professional and personal spheres.
Recently I’ve been discussing the impact of rejection that some of my clients have experienced. Rejection could be seen as an illusion in our minds, albeit it often triggers powerful emotions and self-doubt.
"Let us remind ourselves that the most advanced artificial intelligence machines in the world are unable to feel joy or happiness."
Excited to share the insights from a fun and engaging workshop on Closing the Communication Gap! Yesterday, I had the pleasure of facilitating a mini workshop on a topic that's crucial for success in today's fast-paced business environment: Closing the Communication Gap - Getting Your Message Across The First Time. 💬
Create Your Future Aligned with Your Values and Purpose! I’m passionate about supporting individuals on their journey toward a fulfilling and purpose-driven life.
In the fast-paced and ever-evolving world of business, one thing remains constant: the importance of effective leadership. As an experienced leadership mindset coach
Most of you would be aware that coaching is growing and most successful leaders have at least one coach. There is also increasing evidence supporting its efficacy
I’ve always believed in the incredible potential of continuous learning. Throughout our lives, we’re presented with countless opportunities to expand our knowledge, to grow both personally and professionally.
As a coach working with leaders around the world, I’ve come to believe that confidence is a key factor in achieving what's really possible ... some would say, success. Confidence is not just a feeling, it's a mindset
I just want to feel peaceful and calm...Have you ever thought that? As a leadership mindset coach, I often hear from my clients that they feel like they're constantly fighting an uphill battle
Asking the right questions can be a powerful tool for leaders looking to influence and inspire those around them. While many of us may associate questioning with collecting data and facts, the true value lies in how questions help individuals engage their brain, understand their own wants and needs, and foster growth
As a leadership mindset coach, I often remind my clients that while they may not be able to control their circumstances, they can control is how they choose to respond to them. As a leader, this is particularly important when it comes to managing stressful situations
I think you would agree that motivation is a key ingredient in achieving success! Whether it's reaching personal goals or leading a team to greatness, motivation is what drives us forward.
As a leadership coach, one of my key areas of focus is helping my clients tap into their inner wisdom and live and lead in alignment with what's most important to them. I've found that when we're clearly aware of our top values, we have the motivation, drive, and feeling of fulfillment to achieve all that we desire.
As a leadership coach, I firmly believe that one of the most important qualities a leader can possess is a strong sense of self-belief. It's one key that sets successful leaders apart from those who struggle to make an impact – and it applies to all areas of our life! After all, if you don't believe in yourself, how can you expect others to follow your lead?
Why is executive presence important for professionals in leadership? As a leadership mindset coach, I've worked with many individuals who possess the skills and knowledge to excel in their leadership roles. However, I've noticed that many of them struggle with projecting the confidence and authority required to lead
As a leadership mindset coach, I believe in unlocking the full potential of every individual. Thomas Edison's quote, "if we did all the things we are capable of, we would literally astound ourselves," speaks to the incredible possibilities
Change can be challenging, whether it's a personal or professional transition. Our experience of change can also be stimulating and exciting - especially if we are the instigators of change - as in my recent experience of moving home across Australia! As a leadership mindset coach,
You know how some people have that ability to see in their mind the potential for an old run-down house after a makeover? My partner is like that. He can look at a building, a house, even a block of land and envision what he could build, how he could add value, what he could create!
How do great leaders inspire everyone to take action? Recently I've been talking with a number of clients who are searching for their "purpose" or their "why"
What do you do when you come up with an obstacle blocking your path? This morning I was walking along a path, on my way to where I wanted to go - and came up to a tree that had fallen down, completely blocking it. Now this obstacle was about 3 times bigger than me - quite an obstacl
As many of you know, the term Growth Mindset was coined by over 30 years ago by Dr Carol Dweck and her colleagues, through their research on students' attitudes about failure. She created the terms fixed mindset and growth mindset to describe the underlying beliefs people have about learning and intelligence. When we believe we can get smarter or learn something new, we understand
Have you ever heard people say: "I don't need to ask them, I know what they're thinking" Really? Are you sure? The problem is we think we understand the minds of others even better than we actually do. Mind Reading can be defined as when you assume you know
Have you noticed that communication takes place across a variety of channels today? What do you think is the most effective form of communication to get your message across? What are the core ways you communicate?
Previously I outlined different Leadership Action Logics described in HBR article 7 Transformations of Leadership. The research showed there are a number of ways you can evolve your leadership mindset. Often this starts with inner self-awareness eg questioning the system, feeling bored, irritable, burnout, depression, even anger.
The Individualist, Strategist and Alchemist are the terms given to the most effective and productive Leadership Action Logics in the HBR article on 7 Transformations of Leadership. In previous posts, I outlined the other categories:
This post will unpack the categories of Expert and Achiever. Remember, like all styles, all levels have their strengths and weaknesses. The largest category of leader is that of Experts, who
Knowing your own action logic can be the first step toward developing a more effective leadership style. In the HBR article on 7 Transformations of Leadership, the authors described their research on the dominant way leaders think in terms of their internal 'Action Logic'—
In an HBR Article titled Seven Transformations of Leadership, originally published in April 2005, the authors Rooke & Torbert described their research on the dominant way leaders think. Interestingly, they claim that what differentiates leaders is not so much their leadership philosophy, their personality, or their
"It often takes a crisis to break through our usual model of the world. A crisis is a gift, an opportunity, and perhaps a manifestation that life loves us... by beckoning us to go beyond the dance we presently perform"