How to lead your remote team effectively

27/05/2020Leadership, remotework

Some say it takes three weeks to form a new habit. Yet weeks into the Covid19 pandemic your team struggles to work remotely. Alarmingly, studies say that only 16% of employees have ever had any virtual team specific business training to help them perform effectively As a leader of a now-virtual team, failing to acknowledge the magnitude … Read More

How to Encourage Leadership Development

04/05/2019coaching, entrepreneurship, Leadership, leadership development, management, startups

“Are leaders born or made?” This age-old question, which is a little too black-and-white, may have a whole lot of gray. Could it be that some people are born with certain leadership predispositions, an innate leadership blue-print to build on…yes! At the same time, there should exist those who lack these inborn leadership characteristics. And this … Read More

8 Ways To Manage Your Boss

29/04/2019art of visibility, emotional intelligence, Employee engagement, goal setting, Happiness At Work, interpersonal intelligence, Leadership, leadership development, management, Mindfulness, soft skills, Uncategorized

If you went to one of my workshops or were part of the group coaching assignments I led, you already heard me speak about the importance of building a healthy positive relationship with one’s boss. There are certain basic skills that everyone should be given access to, in order to succeed in and enjoy their professional life. … Read More

How To Be A Great Manager

29/04/2019emotional intelligence, Employee engagement, Happiness At Work, interpersonal intelligence, Leadership, leadership development, management, soft skills, talent management

A day after Saint Valentin, the day that celebrates romantic love, I feel inspired to talk about our need to feel supported and nurtured at work. Given that we spend the mind-blowing 23 percent or more of our total lifetime working, it’s only normal that we want a tiny dose of that fuzzy special feeling that we automatically expect from … Read More

Six Golden Rules for Successful Goal Setting

26/09/2016career transitions, Employee engagement, Happiness At Work, job search, Leadership, Mindfulness, personal branding, work-life balance

How does it feel to be back at work after summer holidays? Are you feeling full of energy and enthusiasm or frustrated about being in the same place and same role? Or are you feeling like… Jean-Paul, a senior executive at a private finance firm, who’s been dreaming of launching his own business for years yet does nothing about it? Or Christine, a … Read More

What is your brand?

19/07/2016career transitions, cover letters and resumes, entrepreneurship, job search, Leadership, LinkedIn, Mindfulness, personal branding, talent management

Being an avid networker, I meet new people all the time. For example, in the past few weeks, I met a woman who is looking to change a career direction but is not sure about what would be the best fit for her and how to get there in France. Another woman told me that she felt fed up working for a low salary … Read More

On the Power of Story-Telling

07/03/2016career transitions, cover letters and resumes, Employee engagement, entrepreneurship, Happiness At Work, interpersonal intelligence, job search, Leadership, LinkedIn, personal branding, talent management

Last week during my trip to London, I was reminded of the incredible power of story-telling when I saw was The Encounter by Simon McBurney and his Complicite group. It was a transporting show and the story-telling in its most imaginative form. For days afterwards, I kept on thinking of its multi-dimensional plot set deep in the Amazonian rainforest. That’s what a well-told story … Read More

How to reach your goals in 2016

02/02/2016career transitions, Employee engagement, entrepreneurship, Happiness At Work, job search, Leadership, talent management, work-life balance

Over last month I met quite a few people who told me they were motivated to change their lives or careers this year.  “It’s now or never” said one woman I met.  She was determined to leave her job of 10 years this year before she hit 50. I must have heard this phrase so many times, and especially in … Read More

9 Blind Spots That Sabotage Your Career, and How to Beat Them

21/04/2015career transitions, Employee engagement, Happiness At Work, job search, Leadership, talent management, work-life balance

Sophie had been feeling frustrated and stuck in her current position for a few years now.  Yet, leaving behind the good salary and stable position for something unknown scared her, so she procrastined and did nothing.  When company-wide restructuring was announced with cuts across all levels, she was caught off guard. In the state of … Read More

Dealing with difficult people in 6 simple steps

24/12/2014emotional intelligence, Employee engagement, Happiness At Work, interpersonal intelligence, Leadership, talent management, Uncategorized, work-life balance

‘Difficult ‘ or unreasonable people and situations are part of our life – both at the workplace and outside. People who can’t stop talking and have an opinion on every issue. People who are demanding and critical, and intimidate others. Grumpy people who complain non-stop. People who don’t deliver or follow through. Or those that are quick … Read More