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The Long Distance Parent

By | February 16th, 2015|Articles|

By Sphumelele Cele [everyone calls her Pumi] Parenting is a lifelong, beautiful challenge. Having distance between parent and [...]

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How to have a difficult conversation about money

By | February 16th, 2015|Articles|

In many relationships, money is part of the relating between people, be it in terms of a salary [...]

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Case Study of a Coaching Programme

By | January 28th, 2015|Articles, case studies|

I met with CJ when she had just left the corporate world to start her own consulting firm. She had felt unempowered and not recognized in her corporate position, and the stress affected her, impacting her health negatively. CJ felt she needed to improve her self-belief and self confidence now that she was working on her own. And for her new business she knew she needed to do more networking and selling, yet this scared her so much because it was unfamiliar and she found it challenging to connect with people, foster relationships and make “small talk”. She was more task-focused, serious and reserved and hadn’t needed these skills till now. […]

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Case Study of overcoming fear of Public Speaking

By | January 28th, 2015|Articles, case studies|

When I met my client KW, a successful entrepreneur, businessman and father, he did presentations and public speaking as an important part of his new venture. He always felt very nervous, concerned about what he was going to say, if his message would come across okay, and if the audience would respond. He had a fear of public speaking. Through the coaching, we uncovered that the underlying feeling and frame of mind for KW was that he felt he had to prove himself. If the talk failed then he was a failure and not good enough. Thus he put huge pressure on himself and this was evident in the level of anxiety and nervousness he experienced before any event. […]

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Focus on what we want

By | January 16th, 2015|Articles|

To live the life of our dreams, a key strategy is to know and focus on what we [...]

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How to have a difficult conversation

By | January 14th, 2015|Articles|

Written by Telana Simpson If we change the type of conversations we have, could we thereby change our [...]

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How your word choice effects your motivation

By | December 18th, 2014|Articles|

Written by Telana Simpson “I can’t” or “I won’t”- It’s your choice, so you decide. Because your choice of language influences your experience of life. The actual words you use when you talk can create a state and a perception of reality that will result in you experiencing life in a certain way. If you don’t believe me, then try this little exercise: […]

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How to motivate yourself

By | December 18th, 2014|Articles|

Written by Telana Simpson How motivated are you to achieving your goals? In previous articles I spoke of frames of mind and how they relate to communication. Well, these frames of mind also influence how we communicate with ourselves, and thus motivate ourselves. One particular frame of mind is very much linked to our motivation, and the direction we tend to send our mind and focus our attention. […]

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How the way we compare data and information affects communication

By | November 17th, 2014|Articles|

Written by Telana Simpson Frames of Mind– Part 3 We’ve been exploring Frames of Mind that are common, especially in the work place, and how they effect communication. We looked at the preferred size of information people use when communicating and reasoning in Part 1, and the frames of mind about dealing with instructions in Part 2. The last frame of mind in this series that I’d like to share with you is about how we work with and compare data and information. […]

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Dealing with Failure

By | November 17th, 2014|Articles|

By Sphumelele Cele [everyone calls her Pumi] At some point in our lives, failure isn’t an option but a certainty. You WILL get booed off stage, those birds WILL do a number on your windscreen and sometimes you WILL be picked last. This, is as certain as death and taxes. My recent epic fail […]

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