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My Starfish Story

I love this story! The starfish symbol represents regeneration, renewal, self-sustainability and in terms of this story, compassion. These are all the things we all need to do and be at various times of our lives, and for me the starfish story represents the “why” I do what I do. I know that what I…

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What motivates my business posts on social media?

When I became a solopreneur 14 years ago I resisted creating social media pages and a website.  Needless to say, it didn’t take long for pressure from business networks, etc., to motivate me to see the value of making my voice heard and my brand known! Each of us has different passions and triggers that…

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The Human Element is a teenager!

I am a teenager today! 13 years of training, coaching and HR consulting. What a journey it has been! Thank you to my clients and the people I have worked with over the years who keep me inspired with the potential they have. #ProudlySouthAfrican  

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CCFM radio interview on human resource issues

I was interviewed recently by the CCFM Business Show to discuss Human Resources and offer tips and information to business owners and leaders to assist them to deal with HR issues effectively.  Enjoy these short clips and contact me via my website at http://thehumanelement.co.za if you would like a copy of the full interview or…

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EQ – A pathway to success

As every entrepreneur would agree, we are a special breed of people who have the courage to turn our passions into businesses and make our dreams a reality. Yet, like any leader, there is much we need to learn and many skills we need to develop to ensure the success of our ventures, particularly when…

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Attitude: A little thing that makes a big difference!

As every entrepreneur knows, if you have a team of people working with you in your business, you must deal with their performance, personal issues and attitudes, as much as you must deal with your own! Why this image for a post about attitude? Well, depending on your attitude, you may choose to focus on…

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Don’t become a dinosaur!

I recently attended a dynamic presentation called “How Do We Stay Forever Profitable” by John Sanei, a trend and business innovation specialist based in Cape Town.  I highly recommend this talk if you want to jolt your management team out of their comfort zones and into decisive action that will help your business prepare for the future!…

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Lessons of a recycled start-up

A few years back I wrote a blog post about the lessons of a small business owner, and just nine months into 2016, I have learned a whole lot more!  Although I founded my business in 2005, my relocation to Cape Town from Durban in December 2013 meant that I effectively became a recycled start-up in a new…

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A business case for performance coaching

  Just over a year ago, a client for whom I had been providing a learning and development service, asked me to coach a manager who was promoted from an operations position to branch manager. The coachee has years of experience in the business, but had received little or no formal development, which he was…

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