How STRONG are you?

Happy New Financial Year to those who celebrate! And even if you don’t, and you’re halfway through your own year, now is the time for some reflection if you haven’t already… An opportunity to look back at what you’ve tried over the past 6 months, assess how it went, and use these learnings to adjust […]

Are you ready?

Even though we don’t always like to admit it, we’re facing tough times right now. What people have been telling me recently is that the market is challenging, client expectations have increased, and resources are down, making it much harder to hit our KPIs. Particularly those in sales – which technically is everyone! So the […]

Can you tailor your job?

Imagine stepping into a high-end boutique to pick up your first tailor-made suit. Up until now, your wardrobe has been filled with off-the-rack options – convenient but never quite perfect… The tailor greets you warmly and leads you to the fitting room. As you slip into the suit, you immediately feel the difference. The fabric […]

Finding Flow – The Antidote to Blah

Think back to a time when you were completely immersed in an activity, so absorbed in what you were doing that everything around you disappeared. Time seemed to slip away effortlessly, and you found yourself fully focused, using your strengths to tackle the challenge at hand. That my friends, is the elusive state of flow. Flow […]

Unlocking Your Energy

Ever feel like there just aren’t enough hours in the day? With endless tasks demanding our attention and deadlines looming, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the relentless march of time. But what if I told you that there’s a way to make the most of the time we have, without adding any extra hours? […]

Playing to Strengths

We’ve all heard the saying ‘play to your strengths’ before. As someone who focused my Masters on this very topic, I can assure you that it’s more than just a catchy phrase; it’s a game-changing strategy that paves the way for us to thrive. However, it’s much easier said than done. As humans, we’re wired […]

What Do You Need?

In recent conversations with leaders, I’ve suggested a simple yet powerful solution to some of their challenges – asking ‘What do you need?’ of those around them. Surprisingly, in both instances, these leaders hadn’t posed this question. Why? Because they assumed they already knew the answer… As humans, we often fancy ourselves as expert mind-readers, […]

The Good Life: Exploring the Intersection of Purpose and Eudaimonia

One of the fundamental principles of thriving lies in finding and embracing our purpose. In my recent posts, I’ve delved into this topic in more detail, covering why purpose is important (especially in our work), as well as the strategies to uncover our individual purpose and striking the right balance of passion. Yet, there’s another […]

Navigating Passion: Balancing Harmony and Obsession

In my last post, I spoke about the importance of understanding your ‘Why’ or purpose in life. It’s crucial for wellbeing and life satisfaction, and one of the key elements needed to thrive. What can help fuel your purpose is passion, which is a powerful driving force that can move you closer towards your goals. […]

What’s your Why?

In recent workshops, teams have identified Goals & Purpose from the STRONG model as one of the key areas they need to focus on to move closer towards thriving. So, when beginning to explore this model in more depth, it seems logical to start here. Simon Sinek, who encourages us to ‘start with why’, would […]