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November 18, 2020

Recently, I spoke to two women who’ve worked with the UN and have had similar experiences to mine. They’ve both had to take big career leaps including leaps into the UN and out of it.

I wondered why some people were OK taking these leaps. Was there something different a...

November 11, 2020

So we finally got some good news this year with the US election results. It’s a hopeful message that bullies can be displaced from their perch…

One of my very intuitive career transition clients wrote to me last week saying she found it strange that I would work for a s...

November 4, 2020

It was mid-afternoon that I sat in the big professor’s office trying to look confident. I wanted to convey my enthusiasm for the role I had been short-listed for. The pre-interview conversation was meant to be informational. But I left with a big dent in my confidence...

November 4, 2020

This pandemic is really digging its claws in and ripping the fabric of our lives apart. For better or for worse we’ll all be changed by it.
 
And it can be tough to stay centred and grounded and be your best.
 
The environment is piling on the pressure:

  • We’re more i...

October 14, 2020

This Wednesday, enjoy a quiet moment.

Take a deep breath and allow whatever is to be.

Just this awareness. It's enough.

From here, whatever you need to do will flow naturally.

Have a peaceful week,

Amina

October 7, 2020

Have you noticed how there’s a sort of turbulence in the air? Return from holidays, new school year, extended pandemic, US elections, etc. So many sources of stress and uncertainty…
 
Part of my self-care response to the pandemic was to become part of a mastermind for...

September 30, 2020

We live in interesting times – the VUCA world of Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.
 
Some thrive on uncertainty, others require stability and predictability. Most of us are in between: we like stability but we also get bored if things are too stable. W...

September 23, 2020

Have you ever wondered why Facebook's founder is one of the richest men in the world while Facebook remains free?

Perhaps you're spending too much time on social media and wonder whether it's best to leave.
 

While it's true that the influence of social media is con...

August 19, 2020

A client asked me recently about what she could do to feel healthier and fitter. Working together a few months she feels much more clarity and direction in her career, has stepped up in her leadership and now wants to turn her attention to her health and wellbeing.

As s...

August 5, 2020

Someone asked me this the other day. I was taken aback because I didn’t feel like I’m doing that much.

I wondered whether this was a version of imposter syndrome and thought I’d sit down and take stock. The main things I’m doing at the moment:

  1. 1. Running a business

  2. ...
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