May 17, 2022

To Get or Not To Get? The ICF Credential…..

I have had a lot of enquiries recently about ICF , what it is, what does credentialing mean etc is and so  I’ve put together this FAQ article to answer the most common questions.
January 19, 2021

Are You Ready for Your Success?

The power of using a Success Review and a Success Diary
January 13, 2021

How to Get Less of What You Don’t Want in 2021

It’s that time of year when social media is full of articles, videos and blog posts about setting your goals and how different things will be […]
January 4, 2021

What are Your Reflections and Intentions?

Over the years I’ve found that it really useful to take some time out to reflect on the previous few months and set intentions for the […]
December 29, 2020

Why Making New Year’s Resolutions is a Waste of Your Time

A brand new year is almost here and the daylight hours are getting longer again. As usual at this time of year thoughts turn to making New Year Resolutions. Have you made any yet? Because did you know that by the end of January only about 10% of people are succeeding at keeping their resolutions?
December 4, 2020

Getting Rid of Procrastination

It’s Friday afternoon and the clock is ticking. You’re working furiously to complete a task before the five o’clock deadline, while silently cursing yourself for not […]
August 13, 2020

The 6 Danger Signs that You’re Heading for Overwhelm

  As a woman in business…. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all that you have to do? And everything seems too much? That you’re drowning […]
August 6, 2020

Why Silence is Essential for Leaders

  ” Silence is one of the great arts of conversation”     Cicero The world is made for those who step up and stand out, not […]
July 23, 2020

12 Reasons Why You Need to Get Better at Presenting

If you are in business you are repeatedly presenting yourselves and your business – whether that’s to a new contact, a prospect, your boss, a client, a procurement team . . . whatever the situation the impact you make is down to how effectively you communicate and . . .
July 22, 2020

Are you a Claimer or a Blamer?

I’ve recently been watching some of the re-runs of the comedy show “Little Britain”, and you may or may not be a fan of it but I’m sure . . .
July 9, 2020

Ditching Superwoman – Lightning Talk

As you know I’m passionate about helping women leaders to get off the leadership roller coaster, to lead in a way that brings fulfillment and joy […]
July 2, 2020

Getting Out of Emotional Overwhelm

Fear, anxiety, frustration, uncertainty, anger, grief, even rage…….these are emotions that many of us are feeling right now. And it’s a perfectly normal response to what’s […]
June 21, 2020

Is Your Inner Critic on Steroids Right Now? Here’s How You Can Deal with Her

  For many women leaders the Inner Critic is often around to a greater or lesser extent but what I’m noticing whilst we are in lockdown […]
May 10, 2019

Death by Chocolate Or…?

Are you up for a challenge? This challenge is to make a decision whilst letting go of “getting it right”......
May 10, 2019

The 6 Ways You Communicate Your Executive Presence – or Don’t!

According to a year-long study by the Centre for Talent Innovation, leadership potential is signalled through your gravitas, your communication skills and your appearance . . .
May 10, 2019

How To Get Less of What You Don’t Want in Your Business

In the present financial climate, when all seems to be doom and gloom, it may seem inevitable to dwell on mistakes, failures and the negative aspects […]
May 10, 2019

Boiled Eggs and Business!

How would you like to achieve much more with much less time and effort? Sounds impossible? Well that’s what many thousands of . . .
January 14, 2015

You Will Continue to Get What You Don’t Want in 2015 Unless You Make This Change….

Following from last week's post, find out why you will continue to get what you don't want in 2015 unless you make this change......
January 7, 2015

Why Making New Year’s Resolutions is a Waste of Your Time

Cath describes why 90% of resolutions fail within 30 days of setting them and what you need to do to get more of what you want for your business.
December 17, 2014

3 Steps to a Stressless Christmas

If you would like a quick and easy way to destress at Christmas then here are 3 things you can do that will make a huge difference.
November 27, 2014

We Sometimes Over-Complicate Things…..

We sometime over-complicate things ...... and it really is simple.
February 13, 2014

Top 10 Tips for Better Business Communication

Do you ever feel like your message isn't being received by your audience? Well here are 10 tips to be more flexible and better at communicating.
January 22, 2014

The 12 Worst Excuses for Not Improving Your Presenting Skills – Which Ones Do You Use?

Are you guilty of using excuses to avoid improving your presenting skills? In this post, Cath points out the 12 worst excuses we use and how to tackle them.
December 19, 2013

4 Lessons from Strictly

Using 4 lessons from popular reality TV show Strictly Come Dancing, Cath teaches you how to apply these lessons to your presenting skills.
October 9, 2013

Have you got a small presentation “stone” in your shoe?

Are you losing credibility because your presenting is like having a stone in your shoe.....
August 22, 2013

Why Go Ski-jumping in Summer?

As we were waiting for the funicular car to arrive, enjoying the fabulous view I was wondering why they were watering the track when suddenly I looked up and saw someone hurtling towards me out of the sky.......
April 25, 2013

The 6 Principles of Persuasive Presenting:Part 3

In this series of blog posts Cath outlines the practical ways you can use the scientific principles of persuasion in your presentation . Part 3: Authority
January 30, 2013

11 Ways to Stay Fully Focused When Presenting

Here are 11 suggestions for helping you to stay fully focused and present for your audience. Each one is simple and easy . . . .
January 23, 2013

The Power of 3

Listen to how his pitch and tone get stronger and stronger as he runs through his marathon ‘let freedom reign’. . . .
January 17, 2013

Abraham Lincoln, the Oscars and Your Presentation

When you ask people what Abraham Lincoln is famous for it's usually two things - being assassinated and The Gettysburg Address. The Gettysburg Address is considered to be . . .
October 17, 2012

12 Reasons Your Presentation Sucks!

Did you know that most business presentations fail? If this has happened to you then it’s usually for very good reasons – your presentation sucks! ..and here are 12 reasons why.
October 9, 2012

How You’re Standing Could Be Losing You Business

Did you know that how you stand can lose you clients? In this post Cath shows you how you can instantly appear more confident and have more authority by just changing the way you stand.
August 30, 2012

Your Presentation – How Do You Deal with Negative Feedback?

What happens when you get negative feedback after your presentation? Here are some tips for dealing with it.
August 15, 2012

Are You Ready To Feel The Fear and Do It Anyway?

I know that change has been a constant factor in business in the last ten years because if what you’re doing isn’t working then you must do something you haven’t done before if you want to get different results . . . .
August 8, 2012

Olympics – Love them or Loathe Them?

So let me be controversial here. “To be successful you need to put in the effort.” . . . .
August 2, 2012

Bond, The Queen and Mr. Bean

The three best moments form the Olympic Opening Ceremony London 2012 and your presentation......
July 26, 2012

11 Top Tips for a Scintillating 60 Seconds

How good are you at describing your business in just 60 seconds? Here are 11 Top Tips on how to do it in a way that will get you more business.....
July 20, 2012

Why You Need to be the Pilot in Your Business Presentation

Presentation audiences are very much like aircraft passengers.......
July 12, 2012

Which Way Is Your Business Compass Pointing?

When you focus on what is really going to take you closer to your goals often the sense of overwhelm begins to disappear and effective time management becomes easier . . .
June 20, 2012

What You Can Learn about Your Business Presentation from the i-phone and i-pad

Now for many people Macs are like Marmite- you either love them or loathe them but they have four characteristics that can teach us something about an effective presentation...
May 15, 2012

Presentation Self-sabotage: 13 Ways You Give Yourself Away

Facial expressions, body movement, gestures, posture, etc all display how we are feeling and the non-verbal message is harder to fake.
April 25, 2012

What the Sea Odyssey Can Teach Us about Presenting

We all love to hear stories and effective use of stories is a key tool for creating an outstanding and memorable presentation. So what’s your business story . . .
April 11, 2012

How To De-stress with The Green Cross Code

In the next week whenever you begin to feel stressed out apply The Green Cross Code: STOP : what you are doing for 1 minute . . . . .
March 7, 2012

How Would You Choose – Spaghetti Bolognese or Pizza Quattro Stagioni?

. . . why when it comes to your business or your relationships is it often so difficult?
January 25, 2012

Video: What Facebook and Google don’t tell you……. (You may find this shocking – I did).

Most businesses have a website these days and huge amounts of money are spent on SEO but . . . .
January 12, 2012

How to be Confident in an Instant

As you all know my areas of expertise are Learning and Communication and I do a lot of business networking. I was approached to do a […]
November 10, 2011

Have you got your Business Handbrake on?

In London recently I was in a hurry and took a black cab from my hotel to the station. I was desperate not to miss my […]
October 26, 2011

What Links Toblerone, the Nobel Prize and Your Business Presentation?

What links a new snack, an international prize for physics and your business presentation?
October 19, 2011

5 Steps to Flourishing in Your Business in Difficult Times

If you are feeling down and struggling a bit at the moment here is a simple 5 step exercise to change all that.....
July 14, 2011

What Has Harry Potter Got To Do With Your Business?

Unfortunately The Dementors are at work in every business and every organisation....
May 24, 2011

Getting More Done in Your Business in Less Time … Sounds Impossible? Not if You Use This….

I came across this story the other day so I thought I’d share it with you……………
May 3, 2011

Video: My Radio Challenge on City Talks Business