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Hi, reader!

Do you believe in the saying "no pain, no gain"? Do you think that personal growth has to be hard, unpleasant, and unenjoyable in order to be meaningful?

Where do these ideas come from?

What impact does this mindset have on your wellbeing?

And how does it affect your motivation to stick with the changes you want to make?
Personal development you'll actually enjoy

What if I told you personal growth could actually be fun?

Yes, of course you're going to be working on hard things - but what if you could feel supported, enouraged, and inspired, and have a lot of laughs along the way?

My clients will tell you that our work together is meaningful, transformative, and fun. They make great progress on their goals, and enjoy the process, even when they're working on tricky things.
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When you're my client, my commitment to you is that you will feel better at the end of your session than you did at the start.

We'll work on what is important to you - not only what you want to achieve, but also how you want to think, feel, and be.

If you're ready to grow, let's talk! I offer a free 30-minute discovery session to chat about what you're working towards and what support you need to get there. Reply to this email, or hit the button below to make your booking in under 60 seconds.

Auckland Executive Club - an invitation for women

If you're a woman based in Auckland and you're looking for a positive and supportive networking group, please consider this your personal invitation to visit the Auckland Executive Club.
Our next meeting is Tuesday 19th April, and our speaker will be Mary Holm, a personal finance expert, regular contributor to radio and newspapers, and best-selling author. She'll be sharing 'stories from a financial agony aunt', based on letters she has received for her Weekend Herald Q&A column.
Mary approaches the topic of personal finance with warmth, humour, and wisdom, and she welcomes your questions.
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You can book your ticket for the meeting here (sales close 13th April). I look forward to seeing you there!

Recent articles

I regularly write posts and articles to give you tools, tips, and strategies to make the "human stuff" a bit easier. They range from ways to increase your self-awareness and self-compassion through to ideas about how to make work "work" better for everyone.
Check out some of my latest articles below, or head over to my blog to look through the back-catalogue.

Podcast Appearance: How to Use Your Genius Strengths to Do More of What You Love

My friend Karl Craig-West hosted me on his podcast to talk about how to use your Genius strengths to do more of what you love. We talk about how you can figure out and use your Genius strengths, how to spot and collaborate with other people's strengths, and how to use your unique strengths to set you apart in the …

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Three Ways to Use Your Strengths to Power-Up Your Work

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Do you know how to use your strengths to power-up your work? When you know what you're great at, and that lights you up (as well as what doesn't), you can create simple strategies that will bring more energy, fun, and achievement to your life and work. The origin of this article This article started life as a conversation on …

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Opinion: Why We Need to Embrace Paradoxes

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The more that the world seems to be divided into extremes, the more I am drawn to the middle. Not mediocrity, fence-sitting, or refusing to have an opinion, but embracing the paradox, the place of tension (and therefore energy) that sits between the two polarities. Choosing between the extremes In business, we are so often told that we have to …

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Always take some of the play, fun, freedom, and wonder of the weekend into your week and your work

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