What you FOCUS on GROWS

I don’t know what your challenges and possibilities are right now, but I do know you can change your life radically by changing your focus. I have seen this happening over and over – in business, in personal lives, and in teams; in coaching as well as in strategic meetings. The reality is: What you FOCUS on GROWS. Focus is concentrated attention, and it can make all the difference. Continue reading What you FOCUS on GROWS


The magic of taking a step back

Imagine how much easier your life will be if you can change the atmosphere of some of your most challenging relationships? What will happen if tension, criticism and mistrust can change to collaboration, gratitude, trust, respect and creativity? I am sure you can feel the difference between a heavy and light atmosphere and the effect it has on you. Continue reading The magic of taking a step back


Make Stress your Friend

Why don’t we turn stress around and make it work for us, in stead of against us? The fact is, if you don’t manage stress, it manages you … and steals your joy.

“Stress is my fiend. It used to be my enemy, getting the better of me. But now it’s my helpful friend”. These were the triumphant words of a young man, who grew up in the rural Eastern Cape, but who now as a “General Foremen in training” on road building sites had to deal with a huge amount of responsibilities and complexities, far beyond his previous levels of coping abilities. It was one of those breakthrough moments I cannot forget. Continue reading Make Stress your Friend


Time for Business?

How is business?

Sitting at a coffee shop with a friend I was asked some business advice. He has recently left his previous company and considers “doing his own thing” in the people services sector. In my interpretation this means he would like to offer a service (value proposition) and get paid for it (profit). In the process he will need to identify and understand the needs “out there” in the target market, develop the service in order to address the need effectively, and put the processes in place to sell and deliver. Continue reading Time for Business?


Navigating Uncertainty

I recently sat in a planning session with a couple of leaders. We started by connecting and sharing about the mind space we are in. Instead of predominant excitement as you would normally expect at the beginning of a new year, we heard stories of real tragedies and challenges – hospitalisations of loved ones, death, and economical setbacks. There were also some hope-giving and inspiring testimonies, but they were few and far between. Our lives have changed radically, and so has our way of life. Continue reading Navigating Uncertainty