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Leadership Boundaries and the “No” Word

I wonder if this relates to you? Are boundaries an issue? Do you dislike saying NO? I used to be freakin awful at boundaries. A people pleaser and approval seeking – big time! Over the years I learnt that leadership isn’t a popularity contest and NO is such a great and powerful word. Today boundaries […]

What Courage Looks Like in 2024: Leadership’s New Frontier

As the old saying goes, ‘Fortune favours the brave.’ This idea is really important today, especially when we talk about being a leader in 2024. This year, we’re seeing how leadership is changing a lot. One key thing that’s changing, but people don’t talk about enough, is courage. This article looks closely at how important […]

Change the Game and Your Habits in 2024

I know without a doubt in 2024 I want different! Why? Your character is built from your habits and habits are more powerful than we think. Even in our leadership work and my keynotes we share the power of leadership and habits. I know the difference and power of empowering habits and mindset. This year […]

Stop Being a Pushover

The voice that often proves hardest to raise is your own. Standing up for yourself in a professional context where you might worry about job security is easier said than done. It’s not just about making noise – it’s about echoing with confidence, clarity, and assertiveness. Stop Being a Pushover Read on for six effective […]

Women Aren’t Investing In Their Development And It Is Hurting Them

As an executive coach, keynote speaker, and leadership crusader, I deliver scores of leadership workshops, keynotes, and coaching each year, helping women in particular build more success and growth in their careers, leadership and lives. In the sixteen years I have been crusading this space and where I have offered these types of programs, I’ve been genuinely shocked […]

Improving Health & Happiness Through Connected Relationships

Improving Health & Happiness Through Connected Relationships If you are like many people who get “busy” with life, do you wonder whether you are intentionally connecting enough with others? Whether it is connecting with your family, friends, associates at work or even connecting with who is making your morning coffee. Did you know your Social Life can […]

1-2-3: Courage, how to courage and inspire courage

Here are 1 question, 2 quotes and 3 insights from me. 1 Question For You What would my life look like if I was more courageous even if it is one act of courage? (share this on twitter) Here are some ideas – Courage is stepping up and standing out – often by yourself – […]

51 Life Lessons from a 51 Year Old Woman

This year I turned 51 (ARGH!) and I remember being 21 like yesterday (note to self invest in great eye cream). What have been my greatest life lessons? Who do I want to be? What do I want to stand for with this limited time left in my life (I am still young!)? How can […]

The 10 Habits of Courageous Women – Sonia McDonald

What does it mean to be courageous? For many people, the first thing that comes to mind is someone who has overcome a great tragedy or challenge. While this is undoubtedly one aspect of courage, there are other habits that courageous women exhibit on a daily basis. Courage can mean many different things. It can […]