When Swingers Come In Handy

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I came away from a wonderful, second Rise with Confidence breakfast event this week. Well done to all the amazing women who managed to get out of bed and make it there so early. It was a morning well spent, hearing Fiona Hathorn of Women on Boards inspire us. All in service of supporting as many women as possible to … Read More

Be Tuff To Be Kind

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Here I am, fresh out of the last installment of this part of the Tuff Leadership training program. It was packed full of learning, at times confronting, and definitely moved me (us all) out of our comfort zone. Looking through my notes this morning and I spotted a quote I had highlighted saying, ‘Be Tuff to be Kind’. If I … Read More

Mental Toughness

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I’ve had the honour of finally being invited to a former client’s internal women’s networking event, and I spent half a day learning about what it takes to be mentally tough. Who better to present than Martine Wright MBE, who lost both her legs above the knees while on the Circle Line in the ghastly 7/7 bombing in London. It … Read More

Leadership Resilience

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Developing resilience as a leader is top of the list of needed qualities needed, especially in today’s fast paced, fast changing world. And particularly for women leaders. Women face a slight disadvantage over and above the regular challenges in the work culture. It is often (not always) upon women to organise child care, or make career choices based on child … Read More

Tough love with a Likability Factor

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I’ve been a busy bee this past week and attended a wonderful training on Tuff Leadership, or as we say it in English.. Tough Leadership. Tuff Leadership is about working with leaders so the can be less parent-like in their relationships with employees, with more emphasis on partnering. Recognising that each member of the organisation is a contributing member, leaders … Read More

Make Yourself More Visible

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Are you working really hard and still not getting that promotion? Doing what you do and doing it well will get you so far. To be promoted one of the key strategies is to increase your visibility. Research by LeanIn.Org and McKinsey & Co. (and many others) found that women are 15% less likely to get promoted as compared to … Read More


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I recently received Danielle LaPorte’s ‘truthbomb’ email in my inbox. It sounded great and was on my mind all day. She says, ‘Intention is Consciousness with a Vision’. The whole idea of intention I understand. In preparation for my coaching sessions or workshops I set an intention for how I would like it to go. Sometimes I set an intention … Read More

The Dark Side…(Part II)

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I had been trying to write a blog about the Dark Side, as promised . About how I always found it surprising when the successful leaders I have coached around this bar none, let’s just say were derailed by their derailers. I sat and contemplated what to write and just could not find the inspiration. That was until I was derailed myself. Not least … Read More