You are a meaning maker.

Something happens. You take information from outside your head, filter it, delete, distort and generalize it, then make a movie of it inside your head. Then YOU decide what you make it mean. You give it meaning based on your values, ideas, experiences and... read more

The power of acceptance at work.

Acceptance is the ability to face reality. By choosing to accept a situation or event, you can then choose how you respond. Choosing acceptance not giving up – it’s having the courage to face reality head on, trusting that you have the resources to deal with it.... read more

How you can avoid burn out at work.

The secret to not burning out (AKA stressing out, going into overwhelm etc) is empowerment. Research has shown that when you feel empowered at work, you are less likely to burn out. Stress is a major problem in today’s work place. It is estimated that you will lose... read more

Quality check your beliefs about work.

‘Habits of thinking need not be forever. One of the most significant findings in psychology in the last twenty years is that individuals choose the way they think’. Prof. Martin Seligman How intelligent are your beliefs about work? What you believe about... read more

The importance of Showing up Strong at work.

Let’s face it. Who hasn’t had a really bad day at work and gone home grumpy? It’s important that you are showing up strong at work for your mental health and well-being. It’s also important for your family’s well-being. You going home stressed and grumpy (and maybe... read more

Why Employee ‘Check-Ins’ are not enough

  I recently read an article in Time Magazine about how to start a meeting. The author explained that she starts every meeting with a ‘Check-In’. Each person has a turn at sharing how they are currently feeling. While I agree this has some benefits, I’d like to... read more

It’s about Showing up Strong

‘Strong Minds at Work is a groundbreaking program that empowers individuals to take charge of their mindset and responsibility for their own behaviors’ Participant, Strong Minds at Work, 2016 The Results are in for 2016! Average Improvements across four Teams: Why is... read more

The Key Ingredients to Strong Minds at Work

Having a Strong Mind at Work means you can choose to respond rather than react. You can choose what you make things mean, how you feel about them, and choose whether you let them have an impact on you and your performance. Beliefs: How intelligent are your beliefs... read more

What’s in your Workplace Fruit Salad?

Dealing with Prickly Pears, Moldy Strawberries, Sour Grapes and Over Ripe Bananas \Recently I was working with a team and they decided they liked the metaphor of their team being a ‘Fruit Salad’. When I asked them what they meant they explained, ‘We are all different,... read more

Stress less with Strong Minds at Work

Are you feeling stressed at work?  Are you at work, but so overwhelmed your productivity is reduced? Perhaps you are making ‘silly’ mistakes you normally wouldn’t? You are not alone. Stress in the Workplace is costing the Australian economy $14.81 billion each year.... read more

Are your employees going, going, gone?

Research has shown that employees who feel disempowered at work are more likely to leave than employees who feel empowered. The study found that the major predictor of job satisfaction was psychological empowerment.  Employees who feel dis-empowered might turn up for... read more

First aid for bullying: Why we need it

Recently I completed a fabulous training course called ‘First Aid for Mental Health’. It outlines very clearly how all of us can help someone with mental health issues in the first instance, until professional help arrives.  I now feel very confident in my ability to... read more

Coach to save a life

I recently completed a two day ASIST training. ‘Advanced Suicide Intervention Skills Training’.  Pretty heavy stuff, especially the role plays. Especially when role playing how you would encourage a suicidal person to not end their life (with a room full of people... read more

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