Blog - Change

2.08.2017 - How to create a passion-driven career or business—Fourteen individuals tell you their stories of transformational change

                            “Wild horses wouldn’t drag me back to working for someone else.” Alan Sugar, Entrepreneur and host of The Apprentice, UK Fourteen Individuals tell you their stories… Their backgrounds and dreams are as unique as you are. What unites them is their …MORE »

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14.02.2017 - How to harness the power of love

How to harness the power of love

But as Nick Williams shares in the foreword to my book, Career Rescue: The Art and Science of Reinventing Your Career and Life  “No-one ever told me when I was growing up that something I loved could be a career.” Most of us can relate to that: doing something you loved and then getting paid …MORE »

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15.09.2016 - Be the hero of your own life story

I feel honoured to have interviewed MICHAEL HAUGE on the Cassandra Gaisford show. Michael is a top Hollywood story expert, author and lecturer who consults with writers, filmmakers, marketers, attorneys and public speakers throughout the world. He is also the best-selling author of Writing Screenplays That Sell and Selling Your Story in 60 Seconds: The Guaranteed …MORE »

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3.07.2016 - how do you define success?

Many people have asked me how to I define success? The important question is, ‘How do you define success?’ Below is a range of responses from my The Art of Success Questionnaire. Do you notice any key themes? Are any success triggers for you? Fulfilment from my own endeavours You can be “in the moment” …MORE »

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12.05.2016 - The key to success? Relationships

Success, a young man told me yesterday, is being happy. Happy and healthy. I love the simplicity of his definition. Roy quit a job he hated and took the risk of employing himself. What was hardest? “Fear of failure. I was so afraid of it not working out and having to go back to my …MORE »

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8.05.2016 - Why success is a lousy teacher

“Success is a lousy teacher,“ says Bill Gates, one of the worlds’ most successful businessmen. “It seduces smart people into thinking they can’t lose.” The greatest lessons in life, he argues, often come not from your successes but from your failures. Reading biographies of people like Bill Gates, and other people you admire can give …MORE »

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21.02.2016 - how to boost your courage and overcome fear

I love my job! Just had a fabulous session with a wonderful woman I am training to become a Worklife Solutions Certified Career and Life Coach. Her ‘homework’ task today was coaching me through one of the steps in our Free To Be Me life coaching programme – Courage: challenge your fears. Was an amazing …MORE »

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17.01.2016 - To fulfil your potential you have to step out of the comfort zone

Whilst it’s commonly stated that we should do what comes naturally, this may not be the best advice! To fulfil your potential you have to step out of the comfort zone of doing what you do well and embrace the uncertain world of trying something new. In doing this you’ll have the satisfaction of knowing …MORE »

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23.12.2015 - How to change careers – follow your passion not your pension

It’s my great privilege to share a sneak peek at Jilly Bennett’s incredible story of reinvention and her amazing photography. I first met Jilly in 2014 when I was chasing my many passions in Italy. We both signed up to follow another passionate woman, photographer Carla Couslon, with whom we travelled around Puglia learning more …MORE »

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18.12.2015 - How to quit your job and still pay the bills

Quitting is for winners… My daughter quit her job yesterday – she’s never been happier. But only two days ago she was in tears. Months of bullying, manipulation by managers and being promised magic that never eventuated took its toll on her self-confidence and self-esteem. But now she’s jumping for joy. She’s claimed her power back …MORE »

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