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?
Change = New Opportunities when you embrace them and choose to adopt a positive mindset. Changes are part and parcel of all our lives. From the day we arrive in this world, change is inevitable. We are constantly changing as we grow. Learning. Evolving. Being in business it’s exactly the same. Periods of growth and … Continue reading CHANGE = NEW OPPORTUNITIES
When you hear the word success what do you immediately think of? Wealth, status or fame? I suppose the most common is the trappings of wealth or recognition from peers but this is purely external. Success, at least the monetary kind, and happiness do not always go hand in hand. For numerous reasons. Often individuals … Continue reading Success – what does it mean?
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 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
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
Although women are fantastically capable, we tend not to be self-promoters. We share our heartache, our grief and our moments of triumph with girlfriends. It’s in our nature to genuinely share the credit for a job well done with our team, colleagues and special friends. So, although we are so good at talking in groups, … Continue reading Sisters are doing it for themselves or are they?
Looking after yourself. Taking care of number one. It doesn't always come easily. However, it's also absolutely essential we learn to practice this on a regular basis. In today's electronic age it's too easy to always be 'on', to feel the need to check emails and answer mobile phones with little regard to the day … Continue reading Self care – an essential
The rights of the individual, the topic of our informal conversation class last night, provided for a stimulating conversation. We always begin our informal sessions with one of the students, introducing the area they’d like to talk about, and as this is a vast topic the scope is enormous, with the choice being very much … Continue reading Education – a key to change
Have you secretly (or maybe not so secretly) thought you would like to change your life in some way, shape or form? I know lots of people have but feel they can’t do anything for one reason or another. Family, kids, parents, finances, pets and a myriad of other thing are usually cited as the … Continue reading Changing our lives