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Personal Branding

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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 [...]

Why it’s OK to Relapse on your Goals

This is a story about Doug*, a high-achieving, charismatic and energized individual. Doug is a [...]

An Executive Coaches story about Personal Transformation

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

How to Stand Out without Shouting Out

Personal Branding is a real buzzword at the moment.  It’s a well accepted concept in [...]

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 [...]

Can your best friend be your coach?

  The word “coaching” literally means to transport someone from one place to another.  People [...]

The Fine Line between Arrogance and Confidence

At large component of my work includes working with senior executives to develop stronger Personal Branding.  Executive presence is a vital ingredient in a leaders ability to influence internal and external stakeholders.  In exploring the personal branding elements, we invariably have a number of key conversations about behavioral values.  Questions that often emerge are how we display  “Asserting” vs “Aggression” and the fine line between “Arrogance” and “Confidence”.  I’m intrigued by these subtle distinctions.  […]

Brand Blisters? Take a brand break!

What are brand blisters?  Here is a personal experience to clarify this very real symptom of continuous hard work throughout the year.  This week I sent the same proposal to a client three times.  After receiving the first proposal he returned it to me asking me to correct the date, which I then duly did.  He returned the second copy and again the date was wrong!  And, if you can believe it, the third also needed a date correction.  I apologised profusely, but he was very kind about it, saying, ‘Hey, that’s just end-of-year blisters’.  […]

Give your Brand Personality!

When it comes to someone’s work ethic, most of us are familiar with the phrase “all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy” but this can also be applied to personal branding. Personal branding needs to be just that; personal. If all we ever do when we network, meet people or share status updates, is speak about business, we render ourselves flat. It could be said that “all work and no play makes Jack a dull brand” too. […]

13 Tips to Starting your own Business

Sometimes I need a good kick in the behind to get a blog post up.  This one is thanks to People Magazine who have asked me to contribute to the January 2012 edition with some tips on starting your own business.  I’m not convinced that people Magazine readers are my ideal target market (never be too hasty, I hear you say),  and the tips, as I see them, apply to all aspirant entrepreneurs. They asked for 12 and I couldn’t help including 13 (for luck!).  So here they are, ala Michelle; 13 Tips to Starting your own business in 2012; […]

Personal Branding – Own It!

We all have an idea of ourselves that we’d like the rest of the world to see, whether it is perfectly authentic or not. The problem is that for a large number of people, this idea that we hold in our minds, is often where it stays. Getting this version of yourself out to the rest of the world is where the problem begins to manifest, and take on a life of its own.  The person we believe we are presenting to co-workers and potential business partners turns out to be someone else entirely, someone you didn’t think you were at all. You find yourself asking: “How did my employees get the idea that I had no hobbies or social interests?” or “Why would potential business associates go with my competitors when I clearly charge a lower fee and deliver on promises?” The answer is this: the person you know you are, is not the person that others see you as. In other words, your internal brand and your external brand are not congruent. This means just one thing: your personal branding needs some attention.  […]