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What I’ve learned from 10 years in the workplace

How long have you been in the workforce? I’ve recently hit that landmark that gets recruiters excited: 10(+) years of experience. I thought now might be a good time to reflect on the various jobs I’ve had (across different industries in NZ and the UK) and try to nail down my top 10 tips for …

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when time is running out

How to make the most of your limited time

Climate change, ageing, deadlines and opportunities. Time has a big impact and brings many challenges. While watching David Attenborough’s Our Planet on Netflix, my son was quite upset to learn that in-shore coral reefs could all die within the next three decades. He found the thought quite confounding. I felt sad too. Sad that life …

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What is Mindfulness

What is mindfulness?

I’m sure you have found yourself in either of these situations before: 1) having just left the house after rushing around in order to leave for work or your appointment on time, you suddenly panic and wonder, ‘Did I remember to switch of the sandwich press/the straightening irons/the oven before I left the house?’ Or …

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ageing workforce

Is your business ready for our ageing workforce?

I recently watched The Intern movie (on a plane with limited options) where a 70-year-old (Robert De Niro) returns to work after retirement to become a senior intern at an online fashion site under Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway). The movie highlights one of the biggest reasons that people over 65 return to work – to continue …

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micro learning

Why micro-learning can boost your organisation’s growth

Balancing time out for training alongside getting the job done is difficult for every organisation. Since working in the learning and development industry I have noticed the trend towards short, bite-sized chunks of learning has increased in popularity. The benefits are: Flexible timeframes – choose the exact time that suits best: perhaps a breakfast session, …

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The big issues facing businesses now

The big issues facing businesses now

Global issues A report from the World Economic Forum Extreme weather events and natural disasters have topped the list of perceived risks to New Zealand in the World Economic Forum’s Global Risks report for 2018.  This replaces the economic concerns that once dominated businesses after the 2008 financial crisis. The research is taken from 1000 senior business …

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learning options

Navigating the options in today’s learning climate

Learning options A decade ago, many people looked to enrol in a training workshop, attend a Polytechnic course or register in a night class when they wished to learn new skills. Today, however, the nature of learning and the way we gain new skills has changed radically. Advances in online learning, social media learning, machine …

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good employers attract the talent

Good employers attract the talent

It’s a constant challenge for any employer – to attract and retain great employees. While the low unemployment level in New Zealand (currently 4.4% – the lowest in a decade) is great for the economy, it is making finding and retaining great staff a challenge across all industries. Nelson, Tasman, Marlborough and West Coast has …

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energy management

The one thing you need more of

If I was to ask you what you would like more of, what would be your response? Time? Money? Peace and quiet? How about more energy? Having enough energy for life is more than just fueling for physical activity. It is about having the energy for a strong and healthy mentality, emotional capacity and spiritual practices. …

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personalised coaching

The secret to achieving your career goals, fast

When I was at school, I played netball each season for around 10 years. I experienced working together to achieve a result, winning and losing graciously, good sportsmanship, respect, self-leadership and discipline. I am sure many of you have experienced being in a team sport and the influence of a team coach in this way. “Coaching is releasing …

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