Oh My….. I won. Reflections on my business journey.

It’s hard to fathom, almost 13 years after starting my business in life coaching in Wollongong, I’ve just been awarded IWIB Best Home Based Business, 2019. For those of you not in the Wollongong business networking community, IWIB stands for Illawarra Women in Business. It’s a strong community group and it’s an absolute honor to…

Benefitis of Kindness at work byJodie Cooper

Benefits of Kindness at work

There are so many benefits of kindness at work. Recently I read ‘The five side effects of kindness’ by David R. Hamilton, PhD. The book provides solid research into why kindness is good for us and goes into depth about how it impacts our minds and bodies. Here I’ll use his framework and apply his…

Positive Leadership is about bringing out the best in people

What is Positive Leadership

Interested in leadership, then you need to be asking “What is Positive Leadership”? Essentially the role of the positive leader is to nurture, support and lead both individuals and teams into becoming positive deviants. That is, taking positive action that is outside the normal expectations and requirements of the organisation; for the benefit of individuals,…

Positive Mindsets for Professionals

Positive mindsets for professionals are essential and will help improve your mindset and create a more positive work environment. Given that the average employee is unproductive for around 25% of their working day (and often stressed for the other 75%) there’s a lot of room for improvement in the average business and much of it…

Smiling improves workplace wellbeing

I’ve noticed something about the way people smile and how that might affect your workplace wellbeing. Some people smile at everyone, even if they don’t know them or feel a little uncomfortable, they still smile. These people have a warm, open and endearing smile about them that says I’m happy to be here and glad…

5 Strategies to improve workplace wellbeing

Positive Psychology is probably a term you’ve heard, but perhaps haven’t had the time to investigate. It is the science and study of wellbeing and has practical applications at the individual, community and organisational levels. This article explores 5 principles and how they can support you to improve your workplace wellbeing and performance at work.…

To Do list essentials for busy professionals

The most common issue I come across with busy professionals is too much to do and too little time. What I find intriguing though, is that when I ask about their personal productivity, most professionals rate themselves around 70%, perhaps 80% on a good day. So, what’s going on? The rate at which we live,…

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Business Values bring everything together

Recently I attended a business conference where we were encouraged to write our business values down. I’ve always known my personal values, but I didn’t see how my business values would help, being it’s generally just me in the business. However, the business is growing. I now have a Marketing Assistant, Alanna working with me,…

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Simple truths for positive business people

I’ve been listening to Gretchen Rubin for the last few months and I adore the way she blends hard science with personal commentary. Within her ‘Happiness Project’ Gretchin identifies her ’12 Commandments’ and with clarity explains how these simple rules help guide her life and business. I thought it was a brilliant idea, so here…