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This Is A Custom Widget

This Sliding Bar can be switched on or off in theme options, and can take any widget you throw at it or even fill it with your custom HTML Code. Its perfect for grabbing the attention of your viewers. Choose between 1, 2, 3 or 4 columns, set the background color, widget divider color, activate transparency, a top border or fully disable it on desktop and mobile.

Personal Branding

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Dear HR Manager, please don’t be scared of Skype coaching!

Dear Human Resources Manager Let me begin by telling you how much I value you. [...]

How to discuss Personal Branding with your Coach – a coaching transcript

Coach: So John, I understand that you want to talk about Personal Branding in our [...]

How [slow] travel makes me be a better coach

At my 21st birthday my mother gifted me my first trip beyond Southern Africa. Not [...]

5 reasons why being interesting is as important as being successful

I once worked for a narcissist (haven’t we all?). When I resigned from the firm, [...]

An Executive Coaches story about Personal Transformation

I began a personal transformation journey 16 months ago.  Originally my intention was a 3-month [...]

5 Unexpected ideas to boost your leadership Brand and Presence

In 2013 Forbes headlined an article titled Personal Branding is a Leadership Requirement, not a [...]

Executive Coaching goes Mobile: 4 Reasons to switch to technology-based coaching

I have been blessed by a solid stream of coaching clients since I started my [...]

The Fake it ‘Til you Make It principal (and it’s application to leadership)

As I type this I'm admiring the treetops from an apartment in Santiago, Chile. My [...]

See you in Santiago

This article is a replica of a recent interview published in the COMENSA (Coaches and [...]

Seeking Sattwa: equilibrium and harmony

There are those us who have (not yet?) chosen to escape to caves or island retreats for a life of meditation and yoga.  Those of us who still throw ourselves into the daily chaos of creativity, business and economics.  In our chaotic contribution, we still look for the same peace of mind, the same sense of equilibrium amongst the hustle and energy of our world.  We too seek Sattwa. The ancient yogis have known what modern science has recently affirmed  – everything (all matter, our bodies, the empty spaces between us), when broken down to its smallest component, amounts to nothing more than energy.  The world as we know it is essentially a massive collection of energy particles.  Energy only ever finds itself in three different states.  […]

Learn The Language

Coaching brings with it dynamic thinking constructs together with its own unique language, buzz words and vocabulary. Learning the language is a great way to get acquainted with coaching, whether you’re about to coach or whether you’re preparing for your first chemistry meeting with your preferred coach.  […]

Shifting Perspective

If you own a cat, and even if you don’t, I’ll bet you’re familiar with feline tactics for attention.  Walking, prancing and rolling on a keyboard is a  favored manoeuvre.   This morning, my cat was doing just that when she accomplished an extraordinary shift; I’m not sure which  keys she stood on, and in what sequence, but *viola!* the entire visual on my display screen turned 90 degrees. The whole screen.  I didn’t even know my notebook had such a  trick in it! I had to turn in on it’s side to view my screen.  It’s taken me quite some time to figure how to right the image.  The experience reminded me about a coaching dialogue technique — about how taking a 90-degree angle shift on something can shift our perspective. Whitworth et al, in their book Co-Active Coaching, set out this elegant example.  I hope it adds value to your thinking.  […]