A strategic engagement plan is essential for every business. Author, hairdresser, business consultant, butcher, baker or candlestick maker; when you are in business you need to gain and keep customers' and potential customers' interest. Why? Because it translates to brand awareness. When you build brand awareness, you are generating: LeadsSalesCustomer loyalty; andReferrals So how do … Continue reading Strategic Engagement
I suspect that each of us can fondly remember our best coaches and mentors. Why? Because they have shaped our lives and influenced the development of our personality. We may not have recognized that at the time, but it is easy to look back and recollect them with hindsight. But are coaches and mentors the … Continue reading A coach or a mentor?
A/N My interviewee this week is recognised as one of the Top 25 European Office 365 Influencers. Only two women made this list. She is also one of the 4 women recognised in the Global Top 25 Office 365 Influencers. As if that's not enough, she's also been awarded the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional … Continue reading An Interview with a Top Influencer
A/N My interviewee this week is someone who used to be in the study next to me at Rishworth School. I know you'll enjoy this interview with an amazing woman who's forged her own path and has some great tips to share! Tell us a little about your career and how you ended up where … Continue reading An Interview with a Lead Consultant for a multinational software solutions company
A/N our interviewee this week has transitioned from a successful 22 year career in the Royal Airforce to private enterprise....read on to discover how. Tell us a little about your career and how you ended up where you are today. I left school at 18 and joined the Royal Air Force a year later, having … Continue reading Interview with a HR Manager
Over the course of my career, I have met a great many people and listened to a zillion public speakers ranging from royalty and heads of state to PTA Chairs and multibillionaires. Tonight, I heard the best speaker ever! This evening I was very privileged to meet Li Cunxin. Many of you reading this post … Continue reading The best speaker I have EVER heard!
A/N This weeks interviewee is a guy whose carved out a different kind of career for himself. Read on to learn how he's managed to make his boyhood dream a reality, and the lessons learnt along the way. Tell us a little about your career and how you ended up where you are today. I actually … Continue reading Interview with a Keyboard Player/Musician
A/N This week my interview subject is a fellow Old Rishworthian alumni. I hope you'll enjoy reading her journey and the advice shared. Tell us a little about your career and how you ended up where you are today. From setting up shop with my cash register as a little girl I knew I wanted … Continue reading Interview with a Head of International Development – Retail
The Being True to Yourself Series, is a result of personal observations and experiences. Authentic means being true to who you are. Genuine. It means not allowing a spin doctor, campaign manager, copywriter or another well-meaning advisor to change your way of speaking or behaving. Certainly there is a need to gain poise and polish, … Continue reading Being True to Yourself – Part 1 – Authenticity
In Australia, July 1st marks the start of a new financial year. For most businesses, regardless of size, the precursor to this is a period of frenzied activity. Wrapping up the old financial year and preparing for the new: creating new strategies, setting and taking new directions, evaluating the past year’s performance success factors and … Continue reading My next steps