Being retrenched is hard. It is a major shock, comparable to getting divorced or losing a life partner. It happened to me, and the team I was managing, at the end of 2018. In the process, during my journey of acceptance, I have learnt some hard lessons. #1 - It was not our fault #2 … Continue reading Five things I have learnt from being retrenched
If there is one thing any experienced camper will tell you, it is to expect the unexpected, especially where the weather is concerned. In the last 10 years, we have faced 40-degree temperatures at the end of August, and 12-degree temperatures at the end of December. When all is between you and the elements is … Continue reading Five things I have learned from camping : #4 – Expect the unexpected!
One of the things that camping teaches you, is that you have to plan ahead. If you are only going for a weekend, it is easy enough to run through your menu and make sure you take the tinfoil to wrap your potatoes in, or a grater for the cheese. Yet sometimes you still manage … Continue reading Five things I have learnt from camping : #3 – Plan – or go without!
When we go camping, it is more often than not in some of South Africa's game reserves. In these reserves, the gates open at a specific time and close at a specific time, according to the seasons and the time of sunrise and sunset. This is where my husband's Scottish ancestry comes out - he … Continue reading Five things I have learned from camping – #2 : Be practical
"I will be a warrior, so my son can be a merchant, so his son can be a poet" - John Quincy Adams John Quincy Adams was an American president (1825 - 1829), ambassador and senator. He was the eldest son of John Adams, 2nd president of the USA. Outspoken in his opposition to slavery … Continue reading Five quotes to live your life by #5
Three years ago, I was put in charge of a large team of strong personalities with strong views. At the same time, the company I worked for changed their performance management model, with weekly check-ins between manager and team member, as well as a strong focus on pursuing your own goals inside the context of … Continue reading Why did I become a life coach?
If it is worth doing, it is worth doing well Attributed toPhilip Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield, during the 18th century. This quote has guided my life for as long as I can remember. If you can get into a habit of considering your options, knowing that you will give your ultimate decision your absolute … Continue reading Five quotes to live your life by….#4
“History determines not who was right, but who is left.” – various I love the wordplay in this quote, the way it makes you do a double take in your head, to re-examine what you just read. The origin of the quote is really not clear, but is most probably American and from the late … Continue reading Five quotes to live your life by – #3
Join us for "EQ for leadership" – a workshop for one and a half days to help you understand why people behave the way they do, and how to craft your own reaction – great for ALL relationships but especially good for upping your emotional intelligence in any formal environment. Presenter - Walter Lippert, MBA, … Continue reading EQ for leadership
Join us for "Creating your vision" – a workshop over two weekend mornings to help you understand where you are, where you want to be in life and create an individual vision board for you. Dates – 17/18 May or 8/9 June 2019 Cost R750 for both days inclusive Contact Monica on 082-550-1503 for more … Continue reading Your vision