How To Reclaim Your Personal Brand

How to Reclaim your Personal Brand Some times when life events happen (like becoming a parent, changing jobs, or changing your relationship status), you start to wonder where your personal brand, or your "essence" - what you stand for and…
Activator Change Strengths

The Activator Negotation: Need to Change Tactics?

ENERGY ALERT: ACTIVATORS BRING LOADS!! So you walk into a negotiation, and the buyer is full of energy.  They are ready to go, and looking for you to deliver.  Awesome! The conversation is quick - there is no time for details.  You…
Change for Achievers
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How to change for overcommitting Achievers.

The Achiever Reliever: Avoiding the overcommitment to burnout. This year, I am focusing on #TEAM2016, helping individuals and teams to play a bigger game by using their innate talents.  Part of that will be joining my Gallup counterparts in…
Dealing with negative people
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How to Deal with Lackholes

Have you encountered a lackhole? Let's start with defining a lackhole (and I'm making this up) Lackhole (adj.) a phenomena by which a person develops a focus on what is lacking in others, or their environments.  Likes to verbalise the shortcomings…
change team culture using strengths
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Change Your Team: How to Create Super Heroes

Why Superheroes operate from Systems Theory For all the things I have studied on change, Systems Theory would be my favourite.  It plays right into my connectedness talents - when activated I can turn into some awesome super-powered nerd,…
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Christmas. Unwrap your choice process

Is making the right choice slowing you down? Aaah. Christmas.  All good images are conjured up....Family. Friends. Santa. Presents. Shopping. Risks. What - risks? No... what could risk have to do with Christmas and shopping?  There's no risk…
embrace your square peg - why it is good for your personal brand, soul and how to find your fit

Embrace the square peg: Find your fit, find your free

  When you become a square peg in a round hole.. there can sometimes be huge pressure to fit the mould - be it your personal style, or  a career  move you thought would embrace you, you find yourself changing a few things about yourself…
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Communication Magic - The Five Year Old Plan

Communication Magic A recent trip to the supermarket with my 5 year old monkey princess and 2 year old b-bear provided a great demonstration of Covey's first to Understand, then to be Understood Habit focused on how to influence others.  At…