Sunflower with sunrise

Getting it right on social media

Being authentic – Getting it right on social media We are vulnerable when authentic, disingenuous when we are fake.  We feel like an imposter if we are complimented and feel vilified if being challenged. Aside from avoiding it – is there any safe and conscience -free way to navigate the on-line space? We live in…

Old car role play

Group Learning

Time for a: “role play”, “group assignment”, “project group”, “interactive networking”, “pitching practice”, “public speaking”, “the chance to share your fears out loud”? Have I made you uncomfortable yet? Good. You’ve heard it a thousand times “the more connected we are the less connected we are” and yes you’ve probably read it in a meme on the…

Caper Berry Bush Flowers

Change and 2019

Are you making any New Years Resolutions?  Chances are you are one of the many people who are going to make 2019 the year to be… more healthy, wealthy and wise. As a change management consultant New Year Resolutions fascinate me. Funnily enough New Years Resolutions are not the result of the modern era nor the…

Purple Christmas Bauble

Rituals

It’s the time of year when many of us celebrate Christmas. While historians reveal a very checkered past to what we now know as Christmas as a ‘story-catcher’, I am always intrigued to find out about people’s rituals and traditions. On my mother’s side, our heritage is German / Polish.  So for us Christmas Eve…

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Market Research

Market Research There are two schools of thought when it comes to the value of market research for business: “Running a company on market research is like driving while looking in the rear view mirror” “Running a company without market research is like driving with your eyes closed” I think the truth lies somewhere in…

pricing

How to Raise Your Prices

How do you raise your prices without upsetting your loyal customers? Pricing is one of the hardest tasks to undertake as a business owner. How do I set prices that attract the right clients and give me the return I deserve? Generally when small business owners start out they undervalue themselves and consequently undercharge their…