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 someone who mistreated me. She’s right, I haven’t so far. She was referring to the story of the professor who floored me during an informational interview that I shouldn’t be too disappointed if I didn’t get the
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 instead.
As the prof sat down, I thanked him for the meeting and said “I’m excited to have been shortlisted”… He retorted: “Don’t be disappointed if you don’t get the job.”
I was floored.
How could he s
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 isolated We’re more sedentary We’re more tech-reliant We’re living less active lives. But social media, news and entertainment make us feel like we’re still involved in stuff…It’s designed to hook us in and exerci
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
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 women running successful businesses ethically and holistically. We help each other operate from loving flow and tame the fearful wolf.
And we’re all sensing that something’s in the air. The uncertainty and t
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. We like a challenge…
Legend in the making: Paul hired me to help him uncover his zone of genius and share it with the world. We discovered he has an ability to see the map of “how” to accomplish a goal in a l
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 concerning, leaving is not necessarily the solution. Social media bring obvious benefits in terms of information sharing, mobilisation, value exchange, social connection, etc. So what can you do? Here are a few insights
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 someone with a PhD exploring obesity, it’s tempting for me to respond with obvious health advice, particularly when it comes to weight. I can say with some certainty that the magic formula for a healthy weight i
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. Running a business 2. Sharing a message by writing regularly 3. Coaching one-to-one and groups 4. Teaching an online course 5. Publishing a book 6. Spending time with family and friends 7. Exercising twice a day 8. Meditating, self-r
Many of my clients are going through a big career transformation and it’s a struggle to let go of the titles, the perks, the job security, etc.
There’s a sense of stepping into a void and losing everything you know. It feels like your identity is yanked from you and you fear nothing will be left if you uproot that identity.
That’s a lie.
What you’re truly capable of is on the other side of that fear. Facing that fear when I took a big leap in 2016 helped me understan