Brain hacks: How to learn new things

Brain hacks: How to learn new things

What kind of coffee do I want? Where are the canned tomatoes? How do I cross the street? Life is full of “big” questions that can send our brain into overdrive. Here’s how to take care of your brain when you’re dealing with new stuff. Newness is exhilarating. It’s an adventure. And it’s exhausting. Do […]

Ten Top Tips for More Confidence

Ten Top Tips for More Confidence

Yesterday, I wrote about my recent experience at a networking event, that women were holding themselves back and that we need to talk about confidence. In this follow up blog I’m going to share 10 ways that can develop your confidence (whether you’re a woman or a man). This means that the next time you’re given […]

Why we Need to Talk About Confidence

Why we Need to Talk About Confidence

  Are you woman? Read this. Men, do you know any women? Show them this article. It could change their career. I was recently at a breakfast networking event on the topic of listening. You know, that part of communication that we understand makes all the difference but that can be maddeningly challenging. It was […]

Learning and Development lessons from Spiderman: Lesson 2, Balance

Learning and Development lessons from Spiderman: Lesson 2, Balance

Spiderman learned that with great power comes great responsibility and that he had to achieve a balance between these two competing issues. This blog looks at ways we can achieve more balance in adult education. I recently attended the conference Brave New Learning at OBA in Amsterdam. This is the second blog on my learning and reflections […]

The Magic of Mentoring – Part 2

The Magic of Mentoring – Part 2

Miranda is 7 ¾ and Stephanie is 84 ¾. This mentoring conversation might seem as likely as Depeche Mode singing about building a set of Ikea book shelves but these two females both learn from each other. In my last post I spoke about the benefits of mentoring. Here, I look at the advantages of […]

The Magic of Mentoring – Part 1

The Magic of Mentoring – Part 1

How mentoring helps you get on professionally and personally. I remember looking at Asia on the map, really wanting to travel on my own but the longer I stared the bigger it seemed to get. I remember my first days as a trainee teacher when I thought I had to have everything I would say […]

Growth Mindset – Be Like Beyoncé. Or Humpty Dumpty.

Growth Mindset – Be Like Beyoncé. Or Humpty Dumpty.

I’ve written here before about having effective coaching conversations with your team, how to shine at public speaking and the neuroscience that shows us how to work with our busy brains. This time I thought I’d try something different and write about what I’m doing to develop myself – and the growth mindset lessons I’ve […]

Managing your Brain on Busy

Managing your Brain on Busy

8 year old brain or Harvard MBA brain: the choice is yours (yes, there’s a difference).What today’s busyness is really doing to your brain and how to take back control. The distractions of every day life Our brains are busy places. There’s a lot going on around us that can pull us in different directions […]

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

Take a Walk on the Wild Side

How to feel better, look better and get better when life throws you a curve ball and you need to learn fast. I was alone in my hotel room and stood at the window looking at the narrow streets, colorful shop fronts and ebony haired locals. I tried to quieten my racing thoughts. What on […]