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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.

What Many Approaches to Strengths Get Wrong

I love the huge variety of strengths-based approaches that are out there, but many of them get one key thing wrong. They focus on the extremes of super-strengths and worst weaknesses, and make only passing mention (or worse, completely ignore) what sits in the middle of the spectrum. It’s as though they don’t realise that the tip of iceberg is …

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Never Mistake Stability for Certainty

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One of the most common thinking traps that we humans fall into is mistaking stability for certainty. I'll bet you're used to things being a particular way. The amount of traffic on your commute. What you do on the weekends. The type of tasks you do at work. How your morning coffee tastes. What's it like when something changes? You …

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Is Your Team Made Up of Rockstars or Superstars?

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I love the distinction that Kim Scott makes in her book 'Radical Candor' between rockstars and superstars. And I think it has huge implications for how we lead, manage, and shape teams in our workplaces. Rockstars vs Superstars - the definitions 🌟 Rockstar: a solid, stable performer on a gradual growth trajectory, or perhaps content exactly where they are. They …

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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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