Continuous improvement in any business strategy is effective and it streamlines work whilst reducing waste, provides clues to more efficient processes, increases safety and allows you to provide a better customer experience. It is a model I have used as a manager and when coaching others. For me it is an essential way to run a business.
Most female business owners want a business that works for them and their lifestyle! And that means being energised about their business, making a difference in others’ lives and having flexibility with their time for family, friends and themselves! We can all agree that having a work life balance is so important for our well-being. Running a successful […]
The short answer is YES! Now let me explain to you why they do. Regardless of the mistaken belief that continues to endure, introverts make great business owners and great leaders. They may not be as outspoken as their extroverted counterparts, they might not seek the stage or lots of attention all the times, yet […]
Transformative business coaching for introverts. Let me be your secret weapon behind the scenes as I help you to build systems with confidence, get your time back, connect with your team, get the clarity that might be missing, and help you get rid of all of those mindset blocks that crop up as you grow your business.
Leadership skills today look so different to what it did when I studied at university some 30 years ago. Back then it was all about being in charge, managing people, delivering value on the product or service you are in charge of, and getting things done. Much like a leader you would think about in […]
As the events of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) unfold it is becoming clearer to me that industry was about to shift in a significant way. Let me say, I’ve been trying to convince businesses to go online for years – but now things will happen super-fast.
You will benefit from the strength of the group. Each person comes with their own life and business experience, and whilst you might think they can’t help you, the reality is totally different. Help and support come in spades if you take the time to ask for it.
When you are self-employed Business Health and taking care of your own health is pivotal to the success of your business. People say one of the hardest things you can do is run your own business. Well, from my experience it is also one of the most rewarding experiences I have ever done. Yes, I […]
Looking at the Adapt Trust model in your business Your business and personal relationships benefit from high levels of trust. Trust is usually the last thing to be given in a relationship and the first thing to be taken away – sound true? Trust is a bit like a bucket of water being filled drip […]
Profiling tools have been around a long time. In today’s complex business environment, organisations need to make profound shifts in order to stay competitive. As a business owner knowing how and where people work best can be powerful information for you as a business owner or leader.
So often we think we’ve communicated our message well, yet is it really a missed communication? In life and in business miscommunication and missed communication are two great sources of exasperation. On the weekend I had a situation occur that stopped me in my tracks. Rather than going into the details, the outcome was a […]
Effective communication is one of the keys to success, and when you’re good at it, people notice. Being an effective listener is critical in your role as a leader. Communication is so much more than just speaking to someone. It involves listening and also your tone and body language. I remember when I was a […]
As a leader in business it is important we accept that mistakes happen. To build a strong culture within your team you need to know how to apologise effectively and with sincerity. We all make mistakes, and sometimes hurt people through our intentional or by accident behaviour – words or actions. When we are aware of this we need to make amends, and an apology is one of the best ways. Good people sometimes behave badly.
Mindfulness will help us all in life, in business and with our self. Leading with mindfulness allows us to create a well-being safe place.
Leaders who practise mindfulness can become better at observing their own thoughts and feelings, allowing them to distance themselves from them so that you can make decisions based on facts rather than impulse or preconceptions.
Many of us are surprised to find later in life that we are introverts. This is particularly confusing for those who are outgoing and socially skilled.
How did we miss this all our lives? Aren’t introverts the shy, socially awkward people who dislike going out or being among other people?
When we seek authentic purposeful voices in our leadership we gain so much as a result. We build trust, we harmonise with others, we feel like we belong, and share a purpose. You also increase your ability to be engaged in life when you align your personal values with a more authentic version of who […]
Top 3 Work Stress Relief Strategies Learning to overcome stressful situations is a key to your sanity, and wellbeing, as well as personal success. Sometimes a stressful situation just lasts a moment, other times it hangs around, and gets so comfortable it lingers for weeks, or even months. Even if we’re not always thinking about […]
Having a resilient business means you are prepared. Prepared for whatever situations you are faced with in the future. When we look back at the impact Covid-19 had on businesses, it certainly brings it to the fore. The pandemic, has made this term important, yet it has been around for a while. We need business to […]
Building trust in your team is an important aspect of your leadership journey. I reflect upon a conversation I was having the other day with an employee. He was expressing information on building trust within his workplace, his leader and the other teams. This man, let’s call him John, and his team mates work on […]
Starting a new business sometimes means you have started a new team. Even if you have started out as a solo operator, it is likely you’ll be employing leadership skills with stakeholders now, and maybe a team sometime in the future. Without even realising it, you’re a leader. Which you probably have been for some […]
As leaders and entrepreneurs we decide how we move forward in our business. A Leader Needs to be open to look at the possibilities. Use tools to gather data and support your next move. We need to step up and take the opportunities. There is so much noise happening, that it can get people […]
Are you wanting to find your passion? Over the years I’ve worked with many people in helping them to answer this. Last year, I watched a video by Bill Gates (recorded in 2015) where he said a highly infectious virus would create mayhem in the world. He went on to explain that we invest in […]
As a business owner, are you being stopped in your tracks? Do you find you work so hard, and then it just stops? Could it be the universe reaching out and giving you a guiding hand? As an introvert Business and mindset Coach I often pause, but not stop. I took this video recording of […]
Setting goals – creating that dream Setting your goals that align with your values for business and life goals creates growth. Manage tasks daily. This video helps you to do just that. Goals are ways of looking at the future that you really want. They are a target to help guide your life. So often […]
Communication is key in any business, especially when you have a team and stakeholders. Relationships fail, whether in business or personally, because the two sides are not seeing the same information, or have differing priorities. So it helps to use a tool that can help you pull apart how each sees the situation. I like […]
As the leader of your business, you are the front face, the key to the actual business and how it is profitable. Investing to enlarge yourself is one of the most powerful things you can do if you want to lure more money into your business and ultimately your life.
Knowing when to apologise can be tricky in life, and business. How often have you heard “don’t apologise, it makes you look weak!” or something similar. It could be this that makes it so hard for people to apologise. Apologies are something we love to receive and yet so often, hate to give. As humans, […]
No matter how strong you are as a business owner, at some point you will feel the business overwhelm. Unless you take measures to reduce the risk of it happening, it becomes part of the job. As a business owner your stress of workload can be activated by other external (to you) aspects. If you […]
When we think of leaders, we might be tempted to think of courageous and heroic figures. Ones who led from the front, who were couragious, and risk takers. Today, leading with courage and curiosity is something different to what we know from our childhood.
As humans we have basic needs – everyone does, and finding ways to increase your business is to trust that this is the case. Connection and Compasion One area of those basic needs is to love and be loved. Or to connect and have compassion. Connection and compassion 2 areas that can be so powerful […]
As an introvert, are you being your true self? Are you looking through the lense of being an authentic leader when you lead your team, your business forward? being an introvert has huge advantages for your team…
I don’t mean your front street is blocked, or maybe it is… I’m referring to the roadblock of your life. The ones that are stopping you from stepping into your dream life. If you’ve never felt stuck because of a mental block, you’re in a lucky minority. Whether feeling stuck in your business, or career, […]
As a small business owner myself, I understand that sometimes you wish to remain small. Just the right size to service your clients, and to allow sharing of your own expertise. If this is the case, then that means you need tools to support your business. And because we are one, we built this guide […]
Technology and business is essential for your success. It is nearly 2020 and I’ve been reflecting on the past 11 years in my business. For some reason a blog that I wrote back in 2013 appeared, and it really gave me a sense of where I’ve come from, and technology! The post started…A reflection of […]
So often we look at a situation only from one perspective. That perspective, whilst coming from your own experience, is not always the only way to view the situation. What if you could look at it another way?
What if you did a 360 degree turn around and looked it from there?
Are you still with me?
Helping other people to learn is a common leadership challenge. Whether that is through coaching and helping people to learn or training them. Yet not many of us are taught to do it in a way that relates to the person you are teaching. Pooja Agarwal the co-author of a book called Powerful Teaching says […]
Setting goals allow you to create your dream. Work can be stressful and overwhelming and when you add in life and personal pressures, then challenges can sometimes feel much bigger than it really is. Goals are ways of looking at the future that you really want. They are a target to help guide your life. […]
The head brain, heart brain and gut brain you say. What does that have to do with my life?As a business leader do you find yourself making decisions regular, and some of them not quite being right?Do you wish there was tool to help you make decisions?Or one that would help you in times of […]
Knowing more about yourself allows you to see how you actually view the world, and how others view you. It is a vital part of your leadership and business journey.
A business leader is an important part of any organisation; whether it be small or large. leadership is an all consuming job, it is 24 x 7. Not just a once off activity. Do you consider yourself a leader or a boss? This question doesn’t just apply to the workplace, it can also refer to […]
For me it’s about sitting down and planning, then bringing on the tools that will support me along the way.January is usually the time of year where I sit down and stop, and listen. Then I write words in my journal and from this I make sense of what I want to achieve in the […]
As the pandemic moves on, and people have had time to consider their future, their career or business and leadership, I’m seeing a shift in the patterns. Showing up authentically in the Workplace has not been very visible. In the past people tended to segment themselves into different categories. The work YOU, the family YOU, the MUM, […]
Trends in the marketplace can assist you to review what others are doing, or what the consumer is wanting right now. This will help you identify areas where your company can improve and maximize its opportunities, while identifying negative factors that may affect your chances of success.