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Are you speaking up for yourself - your ideas, your rights, your wishes? confidence courage fear self leadership self-care self-worth Mar 19, 2024

I just came back from spending a few days with my elderly mother and a topic we talked about A LOT was how to speak up for yourself. 
 
The reason was that we had a topic to discuss within the family where different interests and opinions had led to disagreements - not on the surface, but...

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Yesterday I said NO to a potential client - and here's why (plus a special offer!) courage femaleleaders internationalwomensday personal development personal leadership special offer womeninbusiness Mar 08, 2023

FIRST OF ALL - Happy International Women's Day to all the women in my life - to those who might still come there - and to all the women out there doing their best and never give up in a highly complex, complicated and sometimes extremely exhausting world! (scroll to the end for a GREAT offer...

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Many women are far too polite (in business) and so was I courage emotions personal leadership Feb 15, 2023

Many women are too polite in business. 

In fact - often in other areas of their life too. 

And if you're happen to be a man and felt this little pang when you read the headline this might be something for you too...and I invite you to read on. 

Politeness is great - unless it...

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Monday thought #10: "The Cost of Fear"
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Monday thought #10: "The Cost of Fear" awareness courage emotions fear intuition monday thoughts Nov 01, 2021

Fear is the worst advisor in our life. And often people pay attention to it or their decisions are influenced by it without even realizing that it's fear they're listening to.

Been there, done that - and sometimes still do (when my awareness is lacking!). 

Fear is a common and...

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The 29 Most Crucial Lessons I've Learned About Communication In The Last 3 Decades clarity communication connection conversations courage Dec 30, 2020

The end of the year is always a good possibility to reflect & review. I went a bit further back - not just one year, which in all fairness also has to do with the fact that I put together a course about this immensely important topic.

Communication is complex and I keep learning,...

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The 7 most significant mistakes I made as a parent acceptance courage influence leadership trust Dec 09, 2019

I’ve been a mum now for the last 27 years. And I can’t even begin to count all the mistakes I made. “Ah, we all do”, you might say. And yes, that is true. Particularly in this area, as for me, this is the toughest job in the world.

It’s not just a phrase, I know it....

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3 Strategies To Free Up Time (AND Reduce Stress) courage perfectionism personal leadership productivity stress management Sep 16, 2019

Too much to do (or so it seems) and too little time. A common disease which attacks me as well from time to time. Suddenly things seem to pile up and before we can blink, the day is over.

And the pressure increases.

And voila: we feel stressed, thoughts start racing in our head, we're urgently...

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Are you a personal leader? Find out with these questions. communication courage energy growth heartset leadership mindset personal leadership productivity relationship resilience vision May 13, 2019

Quite honestly: 5 years ago I did not have a clue what Personal Leadership was. As I simply did not give it a thought. The definition that is.

Instinctively though I realized that there is something wrong with the way of how we learn to lead.

When I had just passed my mid-twenties and I worked...

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Why disagreements and arguments are (one of) the best things that happen in my life - and it can do the same for you communication courage fear grateful growth personal leadership vulnerability May 05, 2019

No, I’m not suddenly mad. And no, I don’t enjoy suffering either. I simply realized that the adversities in my life were the most useful, even if not enjoyable moments. And often those difficult situations happen between people: Disagreements and arguments.

My reaction to them tells...

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How to own your career career confidence courage future work personal leadership vision Apr 14, 2019

Last week I attended a panel discussion with high ranking people from politics, academia and economy in Geneva. Including an ambassador for the UN who’s also an Executive Director in the Secretariat of the High-Level Panel on Digital Cooperation (I had no idea such a position existed) and...

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Do you care (too much) about other people’s opinions? Then read this. authenticity being yourself confidence courage personal leadership vulnerability Mar 17, 2019

A couple of years ago, I started pondering about changing my career. Because I simply realized that I was far more interested in people than IT, which had been “my” business for a good 30 years.

I hatched a plan rather quickly. It would still take me more than a year to finally come...

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The Scary Side of Uncomfortable Change - And How To Deal With It change courage personal leadership Feb 24, 2019

Tell me something my friend – are you happy in this world – or do you need more, is there something you’re searching for? Something you're longing to change?

This is (almost) the line from a song I fell in love with while listening to it the other day (Shallow from the movie "A...

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