Outlining eight new rules to boost your confidence as a female leader and how to reckon with fear and gender bias.Read More
The more we ruminate, worry and listen to our Inner Critic, the more these thoughts become automatic. Choices and behaviours become influenced and limited by these thoughts.
Soon our brains become wired only to play negative automatic thoughts (NATs). And this is especially true when faced with something beyond our comfort zone.
Neuroscience research is finding that to change your capacity to act, learn and grow, you only have to change your thoughts; you can rewire your brain for confidence.Read More
So, today I’m coming clean.
I’ve been brewing up something deliciously exciting with someone new in my life and I’ve been keeping it under wraps. Not even my husband knows about it…Read More
When you are ‘in the vortex’ of fear (fight, flight or freeze mode) you are incapable of accessing rational and creative thinking.
Vortex is an apt description for that chaotic space of being under constant stress from daily routines (parenting, commuting, bombardment of media messages, deadlines, other people, worry, shame). Physically, being 'in the vortex' may mean you are experiencing a quicker heart rate, shallow breathing and/or muscle tension.
So, what do you do when you are 'in the vortex' of fear and not thinking straight?Read More
A list of my favourite books, podcasts, websites, apps and articles on mindfulness practice. These are resources I reference and use regularly with my clients and for myself.
It was when I stumbled upon the research describing the neurological changes that occur following an eight-week daily practice of mindfulness that tipped the scale for me. Mindfulness actually increases the size of the prefrontal cortex and shrinks the amygdala! Mindfulness actually changes the structure of the brain – for the better! Double-wow!
I am so in love with this powerful tool called mindfulness and the positive impacts it has in all areas of our lives and professional performance that I've put together my list of the research, books, training guides, podcasts, guided practice and apps on mindfulness. Enjoy!Read More
Are you taking on a new leadership role? Do you want to meet your new challenges with a clear sense of vision and confidence? In this article I share 27 coaching questions designed to foster leadership confidence drawing from the recent neuroscience research on what actually enhances confidence.Read More