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How to be more TED and less Tigger – How to Be the Best Speaker You Can Be

TED talks have become the gold standard for public speaking - powerful, touching and authentic. You’ve probably got a favourite talk - Brene Brown on The Power of Vulnerability or maybe…
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Are you a “Rescuer”? When helping doesn’t help

Jane is a typical coaching client of mine - early 40s, middle management role and looking to progress to a senior role in the next couple of years. She has…
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Are you suffering from “Tiara Syndrome”?

Professional women negotiate every day and when negotiating for others - whether clients or team members -  research shows that women do just as well as men.  But when it…
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And what does your father do…?

Walking through the vast, opulent lobby of a global law firm in the City I was stopped in my tracks by a huge noticeboard entitled “Allen & Out”, encouraging staff…
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From avoiding the limelight to being a guest on Desert Island Discs

My high profile interviewee this month is the inspirational change-maker Pinky Lilani CBE DL, who was a recent guest on BBC’s iconic interview programme Desert Island Discs.  Pinky is an…
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What fear do you want to overcome?

I love writing and it gives me huge pleasure when one of my newsletter readers tells me “I don’t read many newsletters but I always read yours”.  Sometimes they go…
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High heels and hard hats

In recent months I’ve interviewed the CEO of Aston Martin and the Director of Sony Computer Games to find out what they are doing to champion women in their male-dominated…
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Are you your own harshest critic?

I remember when I was learning to be a mediator my mentor, Richard, gave me this advice: “You need to be your own harshest critic and your own best friend”. My immediate…
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How singing in a choir can make you a better leader

I’ll never forget my choir's first flash mob. I was sitting in an Italian restaurant on Valentine’s Day, surrounded by romantic couples, with a friend I had tricked into thinking…
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