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A Valentines Week Challenge – Share the love

A Valentines Week Challenge – Share the love

This week its Valentines day, the shops are full of things to overspend on, newspapers full of offers for "the one you love" and the price of flowers will go up! Sorry to be a cynic but is that really what Love is all about? I was going to write a blog about loving...

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Finding confidence to speak in public

Finding confidence to speak in public

When it comes to finding confidence, speaking in public seems to be an area that people ask me about a lot! As a trainer you would think this is something I am comfortable doing. But working with groups of participants in a training room and speaking to large...

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How are you?

How are you?

How are you ? How are you today? How are you this moment - right now? When we have a busy day, rushing around, balancing priorities, we rarely take the time to stop and think how we are. We get home at the end of the day and when we are asked "how was your day?" we...

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Wobbly Confidence and what you can do about it

Wobbly Confidence and what you can do about it

If you are a certain age you will remember the advert “Weebles wobble but they don’t fall down”. Weebles are still around today, the egg shaped toys with the wide bases which means that no matter how much they were pushed they may move around but they will always...

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The Confidence to Help Others

The Confidence to Help Others

At a women’s networking event a few months ago we were having a round table discussion about what prevents women from getting to the highest levels within organisations? A young woman spoke up and said that she felt the other women in her department saw her as...

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Is it ok to put myself first?

Is it ok to put myself first?

Today I am going to put myself first! The moment I say that it sounds selfish in my head. What about everyone else who "needs" me, how can I ignore them? What normally happens is that whilst I may start my day with the intention of doing what matters to me, but within...

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Who am I ? Finding your Authentic Self

Who am I ? Finding your Authentic Self

Someone once gave me a mirror which said - who are you going to be today? I loved it because of who gave it to me, but at the same time I was confused. I am Alison surely? What does this mean?? On reflection (no pun intended!) I realized even that wasn't true. I was...

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New work term? Time for goal setting!

New work term? Time for goal setting!

I still remember the anticipation that a new school year created, and the goal setting I went through each September planning what my year would look like. As times have changed so has the point when I do my goal setting but there is still a feeling in the workplace...

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Finding Your Purpose

Finding Your Purpose

Finding your purpose is key to building resilience. Your purpose gives you the reason to pick yourself up and start all over again, no matter what knocks you down. So have you ever considered the following? What matters most in your life? What do you want people to...

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