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Learn anything you want… fast!

Would you like to be able to learn anything you want quickly? I’ve been interested in learning for a very long time – how to do it, what motivates us – and what works. In my training and coaching I’ve tried to find the best research and methods to help people get ideas and skills on board fast. A popular …

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You and your brain

Most of us don’t think about our brains much beyond school. I get it. School having overlays of ‘less than happy’ experiences for many, we readily leave unpleasant learning associations behind. We get on with our lives, giving attention only to the things which attract our attention. It’s good for us to look up and round beyond our self-chosen thinking …

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Why soft skills have solid implications

Just this morning I was chatting with a friend. We were discussing some stresses in her workplace brought on by her colleagues. One was a micro-manager. Another was always looking at things from a negative angle. Whilst we brainstormed some ways she could handle this, I thought how both our own and other people’s soft skills have a big impact …

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How to help your kids ace school

The extra traffic gridlock’s probably reminded you – even if you don’t have your own children – that school’s underway for the year again. And whilst some parents celebrate and many kids weep, relatively few of us are thinking about how to help our kids ace school as we sit in the car, crawling through the drop off zone. That’s …

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Have you learnt from your life?

January’s over and the lazy holiday season’s quickly fading from our corporate memory. For those of us with kids, school’s just gone back… Yay! They’re more out of our hair now they’ve begun their learning work for the year. We’ve sent them off to soak up more knowledge, in order for them to be better prepared for life. What about …

How to learn anything in 20 hours

For a long time now I’ve been really interested in learning; how we do it, what motivates us to learn and what works. In my work and my coaching I’ve tried to find the best combinations and methods to help others get ideas and skills on board fast. One of the beliefs that’s been around a while now is that …

Inside Out in an emotional world

Inside Out has been a big hit over the school holidays. For those of you who aren’t loaded with young ones (we borrowed some friends as our way of justifying seeing the film!) or weren’t young enough at heart to go alone, Inside Out is a film by Disney/Pixar directed by the same person who created Up. The film is …

Why Strategy Counts – the Nipper Ninja

We recently took a break in an apartment overlooking the beach on the Gold Coast. Early on the Saturday morning we were woken by an overly enthusiastic (and loud!) commentator of a Nippers comp. For those of you unfamiliar with Australian beach culture, Nippers are the younger members of our surf life saving community. Deciding I couldn’t ignore the proceedings, …

Thanks Glenda

None of us are supposed to get through life without the help of others – in fact, it’s literally impossible. I wanted to give credit where credit’s due, and offer this vote of thanks to Glenda Nicholls for sitting with me and helping pull this website off. And for doing all the bits I’m completely incapable of! Friends are a …