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How I survived two days of HELL

  There are two things that completely unhinge me. A threat (either physical or psychological) to my family and someone wrongfully accusing me of a hurtful act. When both of these happened to me last week it took me to

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Lunch with the $6 billion Project Manager

On Sunday I had lunch with the CEO of a major infrastructure project. They had just closed one of Australia’s largest ever project finance transactions. Given that I’m currently putting together some soft skills training on negotiation I couldn’t help

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3 statements that cause most of life’s dramas

I went to a BBQ on the weekend and caught up with an old friend who I hadn’t seen in 15 years. The last time we met was in our 30s. He had married since and taken a corporate role.

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Why “I” can never be happy

This is my first post on happiness, I’m not obsessed with having to be happy; you’ll see why by reading on. Happiness is a popular subject. It seems everyone wants more of it; there is even a conference about happiness

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How to be hopeful

I think hope is a big deal. If I feel low on hope then I make it a priority to find a way to get some. This post shows you how to always have some hope by changing your perspective

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Why I accepted a $137,218 pay cut last year

Having just completed my tax return for the last 12 months I can share with you that I took a little bit of a pay cut last year to explore my passion for coaching. It felt like the right thing

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5 management mistakes that make you look like you don’t care

The perception of caring I coach quite a few healthcare professionals including administrators. I have noticed that some more than others have values closely linked to the idea of caring or patient outcomes. Others operate more from a “getting things

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Warning signs: something is just not right!

In this post I’m going to tell you a story about Ralph (pictured left). Ralph is a character I made up using a number of current coaching clients and their challenges and situations. Ralph’s story is interesting as I believe

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Why I cried at work last week..?

Recently I was sitting with a coaching client listening to how his work literally was saving lives when I suddenly appreciated that in helping this person I was (indirectly) saving people from death and that if we could improve this

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Hopelessness is useful

A lot of what I do in my coaching is creating hope, that a client’s circumstance can and will improve through a combination of intent and action. If things are hope-less we can become very low BUT it is in

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