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Who am I? Discover your true purpose

Knowing who you REALLY are, and being able to answer that question in an informed and honest way is the key to fulfillment and inner peace.   We live in a society that is constantly clamoring to tell us who we ‘should be’ what we ‘should aspire to’, what stereotype or expectation ‘we should emulate’ that will build our self-esteem and enable us to ‘fit in’. There are so many issues, inward and outward that impact our perceptions of ourselves – it can be like a minefield. Many do not do the inner work required to reveal who they really are, but have been carried away on the tide of expectation, and the mask of ‘acceptance’. It is so easy to get sucked into this, believing you should fulfill trusted people and society’s expectations of yourself, to cement your belonging… More

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Career Tips: What steps should women take to accelerate their promotional prospects?

Women can get bogged down with ticking the boxes of the relevant qualifications and experience they ‘should’ have. But often overlook the benefit of their personal power and ability to get along with people. Being aware of their strengths, particularly their interpersonal strengths and learning how to exploit them can fast track their promotional prospects.   Women should never underestimate the power of networking, not just in the traditional sense but building relationships wherever they go. I wholeheartedly buy-into the theory of six degrees of separation – you never know where your next opportunity could come from. And even if you don’t ascribe to this, it’s useful to remember, people prefer to work with people they like. Beyond the obvious, I recommend six steps: Positive attitude (see possibilities in situations, not just obstacles) Set goals: you need to know where… More

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Awaken the Leader Within You

When you think of a successful leader, what images do you conjure up? Richard Branson, charismatic and exciting or Alan Sugar, straight-talking and bad-tempered? How about Hilary Clinton, ambitious and driven? What about closer to home, your current boss, your former teacher or even your parents or grandparents – what kind of leader were they? What impact did they have on you? Our view of leadership is normally shaped by our experience of either good or poor leaders – and this is not normally questioned, particularly if the majority of our experience has been with one type of leader. Unfortunately people in positions of leadership do not always set a good example, nor are they always equipped for the role. The common mistake most people make is equating leadership with seniority and big business, but this is an outdated and… More

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Be the Round Peg in the Round Hole, Find Clarity and Purpose in your Career

We spend a third of our waking hours at work, so it makes sense that we are doing something that makes us happy and fulfilled as well as being financially rewarding. But how many of us can say our jobs fit us like the finest couture dress or bespoke suit? Unfortunately many people go through their careers being sure of what they don’t want but unsure of what they do want. And those who dare to dream about their ideal job or career can find themselves stuck on the “someday I’ll…” treadmill unable to fit the missing pieces into the jigsaw of their lives, that will create the balance and fulfilment they crave. Have you dedicated years to study and qualify to fulfil an early career goal, only to find when you get there that you are the square peg… More

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