Loss, Love and Rollercoasters

Loss, Love and Rollercoasters

All in one week! Deep loss I have just lost a dear friend, Aveen, to cancer. She was 57, beautiful inside and outside. She left behind a “feisty” 16 year old daughter, a “hero” husband (in her own words) and many heartbroken friends. She left in style, planning her departure ...
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Work hard, play hard, and be kind

I looked up the definition of workaholic today. It’s very simple. A workaholic is a person who works compulsively at the expense of other pursuits. Those other pursuits are often: health, family, relationships, love and of course... the pursuit of happiness itself. In my work as a coach to corporate ...
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Female leader

Slowing down to speed up

When was the last time you had nothing on your mind? I never used to. I always had something on my mind. Until recently, on a coaching retreat, when I intentionally created space both physically and mentally. I totally emptied my cup. When you are a high performer, it can ...
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Eagle

The Eagle Spirit – fearlessly choosing Love

Today is my daughter’s 14th birthday. A time of celebration, pride, gratitude, and love. And exactly 4 years since I wrote my first ever blog on Trust and Love. Still remember how terrified I was… I rarely mention my daughter. My son is usually the main character in my stories ...
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10 Insights in 9 Days – 10/9

This is my last article in the series, reflecting on my biggest insights from what I rate as a 10/9 experience with my own mentor and his extraordinary community of leaders. The 3 insights of the first 3 days were: Acceleration, Audacity and Advocacy. The following 3 days insights were: ...
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6 insights out of 9

6 Insights in 6 Days – 6/9

This is my second article, reflecting on my biggest insights from days 3-6 of my 9-day personal development uplifting experience with my own mentor and his extraordinary community of leaders. For those of you who didn’t read my first article “3 Insights in 3 Days”, I am reflecting on the ...
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3 insights

3 Insights in 3 Days – 3/9

I am reflecting on the first 3 days of my intense 9-day personal development experience with my own mentor. As always, there have been many, many insights. However, I am distilling them into the top 3 that resonated most with me. And as I am writing my book where the ...
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Leaders

A-LIST Community Celebration

Who is a leader? Someone whose “actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more.” On Saturday 20 June 2020, our ADAPTAA team embarked on a journey of co-creating a community of 222 A-mazing leaders by 2022. A movement to grow together with an A-mazing group ...
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Executive Leaders

Meet our future selves

Today at our 5th A-list session for our A-mazing leaders, entitled Aspiration, our Wisdom Queen, Tatiana, led us on a powerful visualization journey. We were transported to meet our future selves who told us what is the most important thing to pay attention to, in the next 20 years. Seeing ...
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Brene Brown Books

Audacity – Dare to care and not care

During July 2020, here at Adaptaa, we have been exploring what it means to feel Confident. And what it means to feel Audacious, which is one step beyond confidence. It means taking risks, it means Dare TO Care, and knowing when to Dare AND Care and when to Dare and ...
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Dream jar

A-list Community Audacity

During our last A-mazing leaders’ session, we talked about Audacity. The willingness to take risks to fulfil your dreams and your potential. And I did an audacious thing and leaned into my edge by showing up "unprepared" and not using my usual perfect slides. Ready to listen and follow the ...
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A-LIST Community Manifesto

A-LIST Community Manifesto

On Saturday 20 June 2020, our ADAPTAA team embarked on a journey of co-creating a community of A-mazing leaders.  A-mazing human beings with open minds, big hearts, and an infinite mindset. A mindset of learning and sharing.  A mindset of curiosity, commitment, and courage. Meet our A-list team who will ...
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Emotional Mastery

Emotional Mastery

According to Daniel Pink in his book “Drive”, there are three rules of mastery: 1) it is a mindset; 2) it is a pain; and 3) it is something that is never attained. It is a journey, rather than a destination. I embarked on a journey of achieving Emotional Mastery ...
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