LET’S HAVE “THE TALK” (A PRACTICAL EXERCISE)

Reading time: 4 minutes   Exactly 3 years ago I wrote a blog post about how the teens and young adults I’m working with through BigFish4.kids are – although developing their own personality – often behaving purely based on the input they get from the outside. How they are still able to simply be happy,… Continue reading LET’S HAVE “THE TALK” (A PRACTICAL EXERCISE)

NEW BEGINNINGS

Reading time: 6 minutes   September 1st. Back to school. Summer break behind us for most of us. New projects on the table. Work and life. Challenges ahead that might excite and scare at the same time. Big plans for what’s left of the year. September 1st. Perfect day for some new beginnings. Finally hitting… Continue reading NEW BEGINNINGS

DEAR BELGIAN, IT’S TIME TO UNPLUG THE MODESTY

Reading time: 4 minutes   I’m not much of a soccer fanatic but European Championships have something special. I've learned to enjoy them after spending an afternoon in Antwerp with some of my former Belgian and Dutch Adecco colleagues. Supporting the Dutch team on a big screen. Us all being dressed up completely in orange.… Continue reading DEAR BELGIAN, IT’S TIME TO UNPLUG THE MODESTY

ARE YOU FOLLOWING YOUR TRUE PASSION?

Reading time: 5 minutes   Today I had a meeting with an “old” client of mine from back in my Adecco days. We had met a few years ago when I just started my own business and now we met again for a coffee and a talk - three years later. At one point in… Continue reading ARE YOU FOLLOWING YOUR TRUE PASSION?

PERCEPTION IS REALITY

3 tips to make a visible change in your Leadership behavior Reading time: 2 minutes   As an executive Coach, I work with (already successful) Leaders that want to become (even) more successful. By changing their Leadership behavior. By skipping some of the Leadership don’ts. By adding some of the Leadership do’s. All leading to… Continue reading PERCEPTION IS REALITY

STABBED IN THE BACK.

Reading time : 4 minutes   I guess most of us have been stabbed in the back at work at least once. Not literally. Have you? The problem is that you don’t see it coming. Logically. You don’t expect it to happen. Not from this person. So it hurts. A week ago, I got the… Continue reading STABBED IN THE BACK.

WOULD I BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IF I WERE SKINNY?

Reading time: 1 minute Last week at an international seminar, one of my colleagues asked me if I named my company BigFish4.me because I am a Big Beautiful Woman (BBW). I have to tell you I was surprised at the least. Never in a million years thought of it. But to be honest, I kept… Continue reading WOULD I BE MORE SUCCESSFUL IF I WERE SKINNY?

HOW TO LEAD CONFIDENT WITHOUT BEING LABELLED ARROGANT (WITH CHECKLIST FOR SELF-ASSESSMENT)

Reading time: 4 minutes We all know that charismatic person entering the room. It’s definitely not purely appearance. Standing tall, making eye contact, with the right tone of voice, and just enough energy and passion. So how about yòur personal branding? Is it important to you? Research has shown that being perceived as confident, decisive… Continue reading HOW TO LEAD CONFIDENT WITHOUT BEING LABELLED ARROGANT (WITH CHECKLIST FOR SELF-ASSESSMENT)