Creativity is a loaded word and the creative process is full of paradoxes. The most obvious paradox is the undulating frustration and euphoria we experience during the creative process. We can all relate to the agony of staring at a blank canvas feeling blank...
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to perceive, express, and regulate emotions. It includes skills like self-awareness, self-regulation (emotional management), self motivation, empathy and social skills.
It’s not about right or wrong but about finding the best path forward with what you know.
Sarah was mortified. Recently promoted, she had spent weeks thoroughly preparing for her first major presentation to the Executive Team and she botched it. Five days had passed and she still woke up in the middle of the night with such bad anxiety that she had trouble...
Years ago, pre-pandemic, I was conducting face-to-face coaching sessions with Creative Directors at an advertising agency in New York. One morning stands out to me now as I write about having presence because of the stark difference between the presence of two...
Steps you can take to break the cycle of doubt, indecision and fear that prevents you from gaining clarity and taking authentic action in your life.
We give our energy away all too easily and often without realising it until it’s too late.
There is such a thing as Positive Stress. It’s called Eustress and it’s key to helping us perform under pressure.
Key tips for working through confrontations, conflicts and difficult conversations and interactions with empathy, composure and confidence.
Stream of consciousness writing is a method that allows your thoughts to flow onto paper without any conscious structure.
Negative bias is a natural survival mechanism that in our modern world, can become harmful. But we can learn ways to stop it from producing anxiety.
Emotional intelligence empowers us to become better leaders and happier, more satisfied human beings.
Conversations around leadership can create a false division in our minds between the leaders and the followers.
Decisions, decisions, decisions. Every day we make hundreds of them.
Emotional manipulators can play dirty but that doesn’t mean you have to.
Languishing. It’s the fancy word for that blah feeling you’ve been feeling during the pandemic.
Ways to sustain yourself and create structure in an uncertain world.
Ten days ago I stepped onto my native soil of Australia after two weeks in mandatory quarantine.
Work has never been easy. Before the pandemic knocked us sideways, we were plenty busy managing stress, fear and frustration in the workplace.
The one thing you need to know about self-care during Coronavirus.
Building resilience can hurt along the way. In fact, it almost has to hurt for it to be effective. The question is, is the pain worth it?
Finding and expressing your form of leadership is what matters.
Practicing a mindset of Stoic Empathy allows you to endure hardship gracefully while maintaining healthy emotional connections with yourself and others.
How do we stay grounded in times of crisis? When everything is shifting beneath us, keeping ourselves calm and connected is one of the biggest challenges that we face in life.
Giving advice rarely helps people, instead it makes them defensive and self-doubting.
Stop dealing with stress through control and start reducing it through connecting to your authentic self.
It’s not about denying your innate exposure, it’s about leveraging it for success.
Rarely do we solve problems by staring at a screen.