A WORD FROM EMMA

Does your feedback have the right motives?

Does your feedback have the right motives?

I was working with a coaching client, Penny. Penny worked alongside John. John had this habit of constantly interrupting people and taking conversations down a path they were never meant to go, leaving everyone confused. Penny and her colleagues found this infuriating...

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Nice girls don’t win … or do they?

Nice girls don’t win … or do they?

Have you ever heard the phrase “nice girls just don’t get it”? A book has even been written with a similar name. Do you think this is true? Can nice girls win? Apart from this statement being slightly condescending, I reckon nice girls can win. But let’s not talk...

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Do you have the courage to say what you mean?

Do you have the courage to say what you mean?

Can I tell you a secret? I am so sick of hearing statements like, “You need to have a difficult conversation,” and, “You need to give them feedback.” Can we just start treating human beings like human beings? Can we have the courage to be clear with people and...

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Do you take on other people’s worries?

Do you take on other people’s worries?

In my work, I see a lot of women take on worries that don’t belong to them. Some women know these problems don’t belong to them; others think they do, so they carry these worries everywhere they go. It’s our choice. We need to choose not to take on these worries and...

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Need to build your confidence? Here’s how

Need to build your confidence? Here’s how

You know your confidence is low, but you’re just not sure how to build it up. Don’t worry; we all feel this way from time to time. The good news is you can do something about it. I recently ran a workshop on building confidence for women who were transitioning back to...

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