Neuroscience

Turning Challenges Into Opportunities

Come with a solution to the problem, or not at all… How many times have you heard that to appear “collaborative” and a “team player” you can’t just come to your manager or team with a problem, you need to bring the solution as well? I’m going to challenge this one. There’s a saying in …

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Neuroscience for Leadership – “Get On Yer Bike!”

Yes I’ll put my hand up and admit to being addicted to my Peloton spinning bike!  (#CheekyMalarkey – see you on the Leaderboard!) But did you know that exercise can help you become a better leader? Oxygenation of the brain occurs through movement and exercise, as well as meditation, and aids in the higher cognitive …

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Hack Your Brain To Success

Did you know that our brains are wired to be 2 – 2.5x more likely to focus on the negative than the positive? This can affect our propensity to take healthy risks, and can lead to fear-based decisions and stagnation in our careers. In Kahneman and Tversky’s 1984 paper[1], they theorised that loss aversion expresses …

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How Coaching Has Changed Me

Yes, coaches have coaches – absolutely! This stuff bloody works, so why wouldn’t we? I really kick myself that I never had a long-term coach when I was in corporate banking and finance for 17 years. Things could have just been so much easier, calmer, and engaging, with so much less worry, stress and self-judgement. Yes, I achieved a lot, and I’m really proud …

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The Grass Is Always Greener…When You Water It

As a woman with an inherently black gardening thumb, this little saying really strikes a chord in me! Taken literally, there is a little bit of guilt and self-judgement, as I think of my withering balcony plants. Taken figuratively, however, there is a measure of pride, as I have unknowingly lived my life by this …

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Neuroplasticity, Success, and the Cheshire Cat

As the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland inferred, “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road’ll take you there”. And this also applies to what you deem as “success” in your life. When asked “what does success look like to you”, many people base their responses on others, rather than what they actually …

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