What’s your weird?

My first real job was PR & Promotions assistant in the fashion industry. It involved sponsoring pantihose for fashion shows, gift wrapping a few ‘one-size-fits-all’ pairs for the lucky, lucky-draw [...]

By | May 24th, 2018|

Scared Silly

I have two big fears in life. Fear 1: Not getting to the buffet table in time Yes it’s a privileged fear. It’s also irrational, because there’s usually plenty of [...]

By | May 11th, 2018|

Why your weaknesses are hard to spot

As part of my Brandheart personal branding process, I take each client through a 360 reputation survey. The client supplies me with names of people who know him or her [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|

Your Cherries Are In The Wrong Place

Have you ever stood in a fuggy dojo with your hand in a vice grip while your knuckles are being examined by a sweaty Sensei? No? Me neither. It was [...]

By | March 1st, 2018|

No Excuses

No Excuses. That’s the line on my running partner’s What’s App profile. Which makes thinking of a reason to pull out of a 5am morning run impossible. Or at best, [...]

By | February 8th, 2018|

Unconscious Bias Could Be Holding You Back

Think about something you’re attached to. Let’s say it’s your reputation for being a great speaker, or the results from your banting diet, or your love of cats. You work [...]

By | November 16th, 2017|

Is Your Personal Brand Future-Proof?

First we had IQ. Then we had EQ. Now we have AQ. AQ, if you haven't come across it yet, is your Adaptability Quotient. It measures how well you adapt [...]

By | October 26th, 2017|

For All Intensive Purposes

Growing up in peri-urban suburbia, the neighbour behind us was a man called Vasco. My father, trying to tame the patch of veld we called a garden, was often outside, [...]

By | September 28th, 2017|

Ageing Is Optional

Blow-drying my hair at the gym this morning, I overheard a menopause conversation between the three thirty-somethings standing at the mirror next to me. There was the brunette, trim, groomed, [...]

By | August 10th, 2017|

Do You Self-Care?

The first time I considered self-care as an option was in a workshop about hormones. Hot flushes, uncontrollable peevishness and a refusal to pop a pill to fix it, saw [...]

By | July 19th, 2017|
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