Top Ten Tips to Tell a Story that Makes an Impact

All Great Communicators Are Great Storytellers. They Use Their Own Stories to Communicate With Power and Impact Top Ten Tips to Tell a Story that Makes an Impact … is part of a series of tips, techniques and stories to help you make an impact in all your communication needs, whether it’s conversations, educating, teaching, coaching, mentoring,Continue reading “Top Ten Tips to Tell a Story that Makes an Impact”

Red Velvet: A Story Both Triumphant and Tragic

Origin Stories That Matter. Stories: Some Forgotten or Never Told Before, Of People’s Amazing Achievements in Difficult Times and Difficult Situations. Red Velvet tells the true story of African-American actor Ira Aldridge (1807–67). The playwright (and actor) Lolita Chakrabarti brings this fascinating story to vivid life and her husband Adrian Lester plays the part of Aldridge.Continue reading “Red Velvet: A Story Both Triumphant and Tragic”

Identity and Work, The Subtlety of Persuasion and The Importance of Being Present

Making Sense of the World We Live In Through a Film Review and the Arts Two Days One Night (2014) is a film about Sandra (played by Marion Cotillard), a young Belgian mother, who discovers that her workmates have opted for a significant pay bonus, in exchange for her dismissal. She has only one weekend to convinceContinue reading “Identity and Work, The Subtlety of Persuasion and The Importance of Being Present”

How To Embrace The Superpower Of Self Awareness

Self-Awareness Gives You the Ability to Take an Honest Look At Your WorkLife to Identify and Evaluate What Is Good, Bad or Indifferent Bill’s Story — Imposer Syndrome Bill worked at a university, as part of the team responsible for e-learning courses. He and his colleague Stephanie had just completed the Online On-Boarding course for new students, andContinue reading “How To Embrace The Superpower Of Self Awareness”

What’s the Best Thing That Anyone Has Ever Said to You?

Your CV Demonstrates Your Loyalty and Ability, and Your ‘Stay Ability” Has someone ever said something to you that surprised you? (In a good way). Maybe it was feedback about an attribute or skill you have, which you never gave much thought to because it was just you being you, you doing what you do naturally,Continue reading “What’s the Best Thing That Anyone Has Ever Said to You?”

WorkLife and Happiness

Happiness Is Linked to Motivation and People Are Often Happy When They’re Trying to Achieve Goals That Are Difficult but Not Out of Reach When Jack was five, one day, he asked me, “what’s the meaning of life and the purpose of meaning.” I was flabbergasted and hadn’t a clue how I was going to answerContinue reading “WorkLife and Happiness”

Thinking For Yourself Is The Ultimate Superpower

Creative Thinking For Yourself Promotes Creative Doing For Yourself Because I help people in WorkLife transition, I sometimes get asked by people if I’m always able to tell people what job they should be doing, and I have to explain that that’s not what I do. What I actually do is facilitate the process whichContinue reading “Thinking For Yourself Is The Ultimate Superpower”

How To Pursue The Superpower Of Happiness

Do One Thing Today That Gets You Closer to Living Your WorkLife from a Place of Happiness Wayne’s Story — A Life Lived with ‘What If?’ Wayne was pretty happy with his WorkLife, and he had a lot to be happy about. He lived a good and fulfilled life in many ways, but he also lived with aContinue reading “How To Pursue The Superpower Of Happiness”

Feedback the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly

Feedback Can Build You up or Knock You Down. It Has the Power to Reconstruct or Destroy Your Work-Life at All Stages I was listening to Scott Budnick on the podcast Big Questions with Cal Fussman. He shared the story of the feedback he’d received at the end of his summer law internship. This is theContinue reading “Feedback the Good, the Bad and the Downright Ugly”

Your CV (Resume)Should Tell Your Worklife Story: Who You Are Both In and Out of Work

Good Interviewers Will Give People the Chance to Tell Their Deeper Story, Which in Turn Allows Them to See a Person’s True Potential Clients will often ask me if they should put interests/hobbies on their CV, and without hesitation, I respond ABSOLUTELY. I believe it’s so important when people are being interviewed that the interviewer/sContinue reading “Your CV (Resume)Should Tell Your Worklife Story: Who You Are Both In and Out of Work”