These posts discuss the importance of personal impact and offer guidance on improving it.

Defining your Personal Brand – how to get started

It can feel a bit overwhelming to think about what your personal brand is and how to start thinking about it. If you want to read more about what it is and why it matters, you can do so here. In this short article, I want to share how I approach defining someone’s personal brand with them. It is important [...]

By |2019-09-16T15:03:54+00:00September 16th, 2019|Personal impact|Comments Off on Defining your Personal Brand – how to get started

Personal brand – is it an outdated idea?

The term personal brand has been knocking around for several decades. I have to admit it’s not personally one I like but I think the idea behind it is still extremely important and frequently individuals don’t make enough time to consider theirs. This is particularly the case in the financial and professional services industries where knowledge and technical expertise are [...]

By |2019-09-17T07:22:42+00:00August 15th, 2019|Personal impact|Comments Off on Personal brand – is it an outdated idea?

Why a positive online profile on LinkedIn matters and how to increase your visibility in little time

In talking to a prospective corporate client last week and explaining how important LinkedIn is for individuals and the organisations they work for, that person candidly explained his way of updating his profile. “In my summary, it says how many years’ experience I have, annually I add another year.” I am not surprised by this, many people working in corporates [...]

By |2019-09-24T05:46:17+00:00April 8th, 2019|Personal impact|Comments Off on Why a positive online profile on LinkedIn matters and how to increase your visibility in little time

How to give a strong and professional presentation in the workplace

A great workplace presentation can help you to stand out as an employee to watch. Although many people dread giving presentations – or public speaking of any kind – with the right focus and preparation a presentation can be both enjoyable and successful. Focus on your audience What often makes us nervous is when we think only about our own experience [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:36:24+00:00September 6th, 2018|Personal impact, Presenting|Comments Off on How to give a strong and professional presentation in the workplace

Can a dress code enhance your team’s performance?

There are many factors that may affect employee performance, from the environmental to the motivational. One of the most easily overlooked – but often most significant – is how the way that we dress has an impact on how we feel, and consequently how we perform. Most of us have had that one experience where we have been in the wrong [...]

By |2019-08-22T13:27:14+00:00July 12th, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on Can a dress code enhance your team’s performance?

Personal impact whatever the situation (and weather!)

When I first started my business in 2011, it was almost entirely focused on working with individuals and groups on personal impact. What I do today is a lot broader than that; however personal impact is foundational to most of the work I do because personal impact whatever the situation matters at work. You may question why that is, the [...]

By |2019-08-16T06:38:24+00:00July 9th, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on Personal impact whatever the situation (and weather!)

Small changes make a big difference

I am currently working with a client who is only working with me, due to feedback from his boss; in fact it has been made clear he needs to work on his presence to progress in his company. This is always a more challenging proposition for me, as the person has not come to their own conclusion that they have elements [...]

By |2018-08-08T07:32:25+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on Small changes make a big difference

Unconscious bias exists -why it matters how you show up!

You may have heard a lot of talk about unconscious bias lately. Essentially this is a term that refers to all our unconscious associations between characteristics, people and things! Links we don't consciously make and which may go unrecognised unless we consider them carefully. To read a little more on unconscious bias, click here. The debate about the danger of [...]

By |2019-09-24T06:10:19+00:00May 17th, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on Unconscious bias exists -why it matters how you show up!

The ‘C’ word of personal impact

Personal impact, maybe you have given it a lot of thought, maybe you haven’t. One thing for sure is, people will be impacting you positively, neutrally or negatively all the time and you will be having an effect on them too. The 3 key ’tools’ that we all have relating to how we communicate ourselves and engage others are the [...]

By |2019-08-15T12:26:20+00:00March 19th, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on The ‘C’ word of personal impact

Personal impact is not all about others

People sometimes resent thinking about their personal impact, as it immediately stirs up thoughts of what others think and the dreaded word ‘judgement’. The thought that comes to mind is 'Why should I care what others think of me?'. Of course, a lot of personal impact is about the effect we have on others. From basic human instinct, when they [...]

By |2019-08-16T07:46:30+00:00March 12th, 2018|Personal impact|Comments Off on Personal impact is not all about others