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  • Should You Be Vulnerable In The World Of Business

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    Should You Be Vulnerable In The World Of Business – And are you Brave Enough? Sharing vulnerability in the realm of entrepreneurship and leadership is a multifaceted and intricate endeavour, entangled with both the spectre of shame and the shadow of fear, which ought not be ignored. The interplay between shame and fear in this […]

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  • Empathy & Compassion – What does it mean for you?

    Image of two people holding hands looking down on the earth. So what does empathy and compassion mean to you?

    Empathy & Compassion What does it mean for you? – And an acknowledgement of philosopher Martin Buber’s contribution In my last post I discussed the power of empathy and compassion in the coaching arena. So how do they play out in the world? Empathy and compassion are two interconnected yet distinct concepts that play pivotal […]

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  • Empathy in Business

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    Empathy in Business – A given or a strategy? Empathy is generally recognised as one of the cornerstones of effective interpersonal relations, and a caring business. It’s liberally sprinkled across business conversations as an omnipotent solution to various challenges. It absolutely holds undeniable value, but it’s worth asking why its overuse has turned it into […]

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  • Coaching Styles

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    Empathy, Accountability, Growth mindset, and Holistic Approaches On a sultry September morning back in 2002, I awoke from a troubled sleep with an uncomfortable feeling gnawing away at me. I’d just completed a Coaching Course and had been encouraged to choose from one of the four coaching styles we’d been studying. Not to be confused […]

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  • Why It’s Time to Be Real

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    Embracing Authenticity to Lead with Impact and Make a Difference! Why we have to tell our truth and drive positive change. I’m not simply talking about sharing vulnerability which is well documented by writers like Brenee Brown. I’m talking about sharing with our clients, what from our experience drives us and what resulting beliefs help […]

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