HOW TO SWOT YOURSELF

Reading time: 6 minutes   Yesterday a friend of mine said to me "I wish I could SWOT myself" to know how to advance my career. My answer: Why not?! SWOT. Strengths. Weaknesses. Opportunities. Threats. Most of us have probably used this methodology more than once before, kicking off many (yearly) business plans with the… Continue reading HOW TO SWOT YOURSELF

FOR A BETTER FUTURE. AND A BETTER TODAY

Reading time: 3 minutes   We all know the drill. We're busy. Working hard. Playing hard. Because we have this dream. The dream of a meaningful life filled with joy and happiness. We've learned along the way that the things that really matter usually can't be bought. Think about love. And health. We said goodbye… Continue reading FOR A BETTER FUTURE. AND A BETTER TODAY

SOUL SEARCHING FOR EXECUTIVES

Reading time: 3 minutes   Whilst the ultimate goal of working 24/7 to retire early and rich is being more and more replaced by living each day of our life to the fullest, many executives are still struggling with this whole idea of authentic leadership and a balanced work and life. I’m not just talking… Continue reading SOUL SEARCHING FOR EXECUTIVES

LOST (AND FOUND AGAIN)

Reading time: 4 minutes   I saw this visual the other day, saying nowadays people take better care of their smartphone than their selves. It made me thinking. To be honest, aren't we – consciously or unconsciously – almost constantly monitoring the status of our phones’ battery? Staying connected. Charging timely. Making sure that people… Continue reading LOST (AND FOUND AGAIN)

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

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?

THE BEST WAY TO CLEAR MUDDY WATER

Reading time: 3 minutes   I am a swimmer. Swam when I was 2,5. People used to say I was one of those children that could breathe under water. Later I became a lifeguard and played water polo at University. Up until today the pool is one of my most favorite places to be. By… Continue reading THE BEST WAY TO CLEAR MUDDY WATER

FREE YOURSELF FROM BACKWARD THINKING

Reading time: 6 minutes   When starting a new Coaching assignment I am eager to learn what is hidden in the proverbial backpack of my Coaching client. Which past experiences have led or at least contributed to their perception of the world? You could say it is looking back – to understand why we behave… Continue reading FREE YOURSELF FROM BACKWARD THINKING

WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO SAY YES TO YOURSELF?

Reading time: 3 minutes Saying YES to another is easy. So easy most of us need to learn how to say NO. We say YES to others even knowing it will be extremely difficult (if not impossible) to meet the expectations. Think about an emergency at work. Nothing serious. How easy is it to skip… Continue reading WHY IS IT SO DIFFICULT TO SAY YES TO YOURSELF?