Interview with the Experts

How to make the world a better place, through business- Part One

Recently, together with students, alumni and guests at Nyenrode Business University, the oldest private university in the Netherlands, I was challenged to think about, and given hope, in how we can make the world a better place through business. We heard from Bob Chapman, Chairman and CEO of Barry-Wehmiller, a global manufacturing, engineering and consulting [...]

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Create Space for Thinking and Make Better Decisions

Recently I was interviewed by Miisa Mink who is the founder and chief doer at DrivenWoman. Miisa is an entrepreneur, author and blogger. Prior to her entrepreneurial career, Miisa was known as a highly accomplished branding professional. Miisa lives in South East London with her husband and two sons. She believes we can live fully [...]

By | October 2nd, 2017|courage mindset, Interview with the Experts, Leadership coaching, Leadership effectiveness, Professional development|Comments Off on Create Space for Thinking and Make Better Decisions

The secret in how to dress for success

What assumptions do others make about you in relation to what you are wearing?  Does it matter? Have you ever had that awkward feeling when you have either over dressed or under dressed for an occasion? I remember going to a friend's party where the dress code was black tie and we dressed for the occasion.  However, when [...]

3 Top tips in adapting to change

Honing your personal leadership skills will require you to become adaptive to change.  We are continually confronted with change whether in our personal lives or professional lives. Some of this change is within our control and some of it is not. You may already embrace change and positively seek it or you may feel uncomfortable [...]

Nancy Kline shares MORE about the Thinking Environment

I recently had the privilege of interviewing Nancy Kline, pioneer of the Thinking Environment(TM), once more on her return from a recent trip to South Africa.  In this short interview, Nancy shares more about her reflections on the Thinking Partnership and its application. I ask Nancy to explain further her metaphor of the two [...]

Communicate with Confidence

This week I caught up with Eilidh Milnes, the speaker for confidence, during her travels in North Queensland, Australia.  In this months short 'confidence talk' we discuss just that - how to develop confidence in your communication. In this 14 minute interview you will discover the importance of: Knowing your subject matter Preparation Looking for opportunities [...]

Three Top Tips to Develop your Resilience

Recently, I had the pleasure of interviewing my good friend Hilda Barrett, an experienced HR Director within the Hi Tech industry. Hilda is passionate about how individuals and teams thrive. Hilda has completed an MSc in Positive Psychology – one of the first participants and has discovered the impact positive psychology has on developing our [...]

Punchy Presentations – Top Tips from a BBC Presenter

Whether you are presenting during a meeting or standing up presenting to a large audience, it can be a daunting experience. You may feel this way too. Or you may find yourself being distracted and lose your focus in getting your message across during your presentations with clients or colleagues. In this short interview with a [...]

5 Tips for Effective Decision-making and more . . .

Being able to make decisions effectively is essential as we develop our personal leadership.   Making decisions is part of our everyday life – sometimes we hesitate and think twice, other times, we spontaneously make the decision. So what is it that makes a difference in our effectiveness when we make decisions? Since I have studied [...]

Part 2: An exclusive interview with Nancy Kline – benefits and qualities of a Thinking Environment

Nancy Kline has pioneered the Thinking Environment since 1985, and is best known for her books and work on Time to Think - Listening to Ignite the Human Mind and More Time to Think – the Power of Independent Thinking and more recently Living with Time to Think – the Goddaughter Letters. In this second [...]