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Head or Gut?

We swim in an ocean of feedback – I love this quote from Thanks for the Feedback. Our watches are even telling us if we have not moved enough, drunk enough water or slept long enough! Feedback and advice are inescapable and often conflicting. How do we manage it? Tara Mohr’s advice, from her 10…

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“Don’t wait for your Oscar”

We are looking at Rule 7 of Tara Mohr’s 10 rules for Brilliant Women. Don’t wait for your Oscar. Long story short – back in March I made a major pivot (along with the rest of the globe!) to accommodate training and coaching in the virtual space. I worked really hard, climbed many actual and…

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Be an Arrogant Idiot – What!?

There are many different energy levels when we speak. Imagine a sliding scale with quiet and mumbling at one end and loud and brash at the other. In the UK we tend towards the lower end of the scale, other cultures have their specific space they inhabit too. We are looking Tara Mohr’s 10 rules…

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Are you a Good Girl or Boy?

Are you still playing but the rules? The ones that were created during your education…the ones that say there are right and wrong answers, that you should work hard and prepare, even over-prepare, that you should be pretty sure you are right before you answer. Education is a system that rewards good behaviour – as…

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How Is Your Mind Like An Attic?

Definition of Alignment: 1. arrangement in a straight line or in correct relative positions. 2. a position of agreement or alliance. Most business will have spent some time at the end of last year – or are about to start yearly and quarterly planning.  They will be thinking about how to align their personal and…

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Handling Questions

Here are three tips to managing questions well. Educate your audience. Let your audience, virtual or real, know how you would like questions; interspersed through the talk, seminar or pitch.  Or, save them to the end of the session for a specific Q&A.  But, be prepared that they don’t listen to that too! Prepare for…