Three Strategies to Share Your Successes Without ‘Bragging’

Few people want to come off as a ‘braggart.’ It can alienate people around you, make you appear insecure, and prompt a lack of trust if the claims seem outrageous. There are, however, times when we need to present ourselves as confident, accomplished and competent – whether we’re applying for a new role, want to gain a promotion or win new business. Many of my coaching clients ask how to share their successes without coming across as arrogant or Continue Reading

The One Simple Practice to Increase Your Happiness

"Three Good Things" The Practice: Write down three good things from your day. Every day. For three weeks. Really? That's it?  Yes. It sounds easy. It might sound superficial. You're probably thinking, 'My day was fine. Why should I bother writing things down?'  Don't be fooled. Martin Seligman, who's known as the father of 'positive psychology,' came up with this practice. It's been scientifically shown to act as a Continue Reading

5 Ways to Boost Your Confidence

What’s your confidence level? Is it high? Does it need a boost? Or does it just depend on the day? This has come up in a couple of recent conversations I’ve had with people – and they’ve been struggling with confidence and a belief in their abilities and themselves. First – let’s define confidence: it’s that feeling of self-assurance arising from an appreciation of your own abilities and qualities. Think of a time when you felt Continue Reading

The 3 most important networking questions to ask!

There are many reasons to begin networking with others – when you’re looking for a new job either inside or outside of your company, to grow your connections and expand your sphere of influence, or to help other people by being a resource for them.  Some people love nothing more than to attend large networking events where there’s a smorgasbord of new people to meet. Others are more comfortable networking  in a 'face to face' meeting with only Continue Reading

4 Ways to ‘Hold Space’ and Why It Matters

To 'hold space' is one of the most important things I do for my coaching clients -- especially my senior level and C-suite clients who often have very few people around them to openly discuss things. You might be wondering what 'holding space' means. I believe it's creating a safe place for dialogue, to allow the other person to just 'be' --- without any judgement, and to allow them to explore their thoughts and emotions in a deeper way that Continue Reading