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Successful business women use this perspective shifting method to reduce anxiety

As a work coach, specialising in working with women in male-dominated fields like STEM, I was reminded recently to think about the ‘gifts’ that age bestows no matter how old you are. Successful business women use the ‘ageing yourself’ technique to shift their perspective and as a result reduce anxiety. It was timely, as for my recent birthday, I had to …

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How to go younger for a fresh perspective

Helping clients take the perspective of their older self is a key tool I use as a work coach, primarily for women in STEM – and it’s one you can use too. Changing your perspective to remember your younger self can also work miracles. This is something I’ve seen work like magic when, as a …

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How to coach confidence into teammates to improve your personal leadership

You likely want to reduce your workload and grow the talent around you. That’s part of any professional’s personal leadership journey. Who doesn’t want the time back that they spend advising people and giving orders. This is particularly important for people you know are perfectly competent, but perhaps lack confidence?  Make the switch to being a’coaching manager’ …

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Focus on self-improvement by asking ‘What’s important?’

Asking ‘what’s important’ is a great hack for releasing yourself from judgement and a great way towards self-improvement. In an increasingly anxious world, letting go of that can help you, your family but also your colleagues. Digging deeper into what’s important can unearth real value and help you shed unhelpful judgements.  My guilty secret? ‘Judgement’ …

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How to Work a Micro-Question

As part of my continuing theme on how to use coaching skills with your team members, I thought I’d share how to use ultra-powerful ‘micro’ questions. Have you ever had a difficult conversation where you’ve left thinking ‘I probably said too much… and not enough of what should have been said’? The truth is we all often say too much, not only when we are …

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