Are you resting on your laurels?

This is an old-fashioned turn of phrase so I looked it up on google and found the following… “If someone rests on their laurels, they rely on their past achievements, rather than trying to achieve things now.” “Don’t think that because you’ve done well here you can just sit back and enjoy yourself in the future. You still have to … Read More

Is success dependant on liking oneself?

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Do you have self-compassion? Whether you do or not, does it make a difference to life success? I have pondered this question a lot and from my experience with career and corporate clients, the answer is definitely not dependant on status or hierarchy.

Using LinkedIn to Create your Personal Brand

How is your LinkedIn profile? Are you confident it is serving your personal brand well or is it something you keep meaning prioritise and update? Do you even have one? As coaches, we are often asked about “how to build a great LinkedIn presence or how to create a good LinkedIn profile” so here are some tips contributed by Swati … Read More

A Life Makeover? Is it merely a decision? Here are 5 useful tips.

Moving, moving, moving = stress, stress, stress was my cry last time I communicated with you a few months ago. How accurate is this statement? Well let me tell you there have been numerous changes to schedule all out of my control, not to mention my whole office being disrupted, packed and repacked. Thank goodness for our paperless society one … Read More

Personal Branding – Steps to get noticed and get the job

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You have heard of USP? Your “Unique Selling Proposition” and “The Brand Called You” but have you thought about how to market yourself in this way? This is your personal brand. How can you be proactive and manage your career development in such a challenging and ever changing employment environment? Here are some steps to take which will give you some … Read More

Productive meetings!! A Career Changer?

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Are meetings the bane of your life? Too many, no obvious benefits or outcomes, too long, boring content? Do you feel elated when a meeting is cancelled? Here are some simple tips to make a big difference. Have you realised that if you improve your meeting presence and effectiveness, it could improve your career. How so? You can gain respect … Read More

Interviewing Essentials

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The first point I usually make with career clients is that an interview is like a meeting! A meeting where there will be an agenda, questions asked, points made, discussion allowed and an outcome that can be influenced by you. It is always more effective to go to a meeting well prepared and so it is with an interview. However … Read More

Networking Nuances

Introvert or extrovert it doesn’t matter networking is highly recommended for job search, startup or growing your business. Scary for some but what if there is a process you can follow? Is it true that those who network have more chance and options of finding a new job opportunity, a new business, a better deal when buying a major item: … Read More

Can you re-engineer your career? A true story

Well the answer is definitely yes but how do you know what paths are ahead, how do you know if an opportunity is presenting itself? How do you find out if you are suited to another career? Here is Steve’s story. Steve was proactive all the way but even if your circumstances are different I was inspired by his journey … Read More

Times they are a changing!! Redundancy!

What a truism is that. The older you get the more you realise that life can be very unpredictable, change is a certainty. So how do people fare when faced with that tough situation of redundancy? Whatever you call it, restructure, downsizing or economic rationalising it doesn’t matter, it can still hurt and hit most very hard. Remember you are … Read More