New You in 2022 - Invest Wisely


Each new year we receive a wonderful opportunity to contemplate how we make this year different, better. Today we help prepare for a new you in 2022 by focusing on how you invest your efforts wisely in the months ahead. 

We all have borne witness to the escaping sands of time in our global hour glass - between the pandemic and environmental disasters - how do we make sure this year isn't another blur to the finish? Let's explore a few ideas: investing time wisely, doing scary stuff and learning new things...

What is YOUR most important asset? 

Some days I feel like Lucy at the chocolate factory trying to cram every bonbon life offers down my gob (which also explains the menacing menopause measurements). But not all bonbons are equal. How do we choose which opportunities to take and which bonbons we let pass on the conveyor belt (without FOMO creeping in)? Making good decisions takes time.

We know time is limited, but do you view it an 'asset'? Forbes...

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Reach goals faster: How to eat an elephant with nano transformation


Ah, the promise of a new year with a clean slate ready for resolutions and goals to make THIS year different: a new job, more travel, getting fit or being a bit more Zen. If you want to supercharge your success, add nano transformation to help you eat that elephant, in record time!

1: Check your goal is S-M-A-R-T: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely.

2: Identify the tasks (bites) to reach your goal

Traditional planning typically ends here. It’s often why the ‘just do it’ Post-It note never stays sticky to the end. If you want to lock in success, consider adding just a tiny bit more: Nano transformation.

"Nano transformation is all about focusing your attention on your mindset – converting your plans to action fast – with results that last." Dr JMA

Small changes in our thinking, repeated often, create new neural pathways. You’ll need these to counter that protective part of your brain and its pesky nay-saying voice that...

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Leaving a Legacy: Why you should write a book

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Leaving a Legacy: Why you should write a book

The Underground Bookstore in Wellington NZ hosts TUB TALKS on Sunday Nights. 

Dr Jordan Alexander was featured 13 July 2021 where she talked about the importance of leaving legacies and why you should consider writing a book.

If you missed it, you can LISTEN to the podcast here.

In this audio presentation, you'll hear Jordan talk about:

  • Why a legacy gives you meaning and purpose and can curb life's top regrets (like spending too much time at the office or not having the courage to live a life true to yourself)
  • The three common roadblocks people face when writing and how to overcome them:
    • Do I really have something to say?
    • Who am I to call myself a writer?
    • How do you start to write a book anyway?
  • The magic of telling your unique story - and why, as the African proverb goes: Until the lion learns to write, every story will glorify the hunter
  • What burps and farts have to do with the therapeutic writing process

Maya Angelou said, ...

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Considering ICF Certification? Here are my insights for the process & taking the CKA Exam

I was thrilled to receive my Associate Certified Coach (ACC) credential from the International Coaching Federation (ICF). Several clients and colleagues have been asking about the process and what I did to prepare for the Coach Knowledge Assessment (CKA) Exam. I thought I’d gather my process insights for them, and at the same time share with any others out there considering certification.

Certification Steps

  1. Complete an ICF-Accredited Training Program (60 hours)

I completed an ICF-accredited training program with Ben Harvey at Authentic Education in Sydney (I love their programs!) plus the 60 hour Accelerated Coaching Course provided me with ICF required “training” hours (ACSTH).

  1. Practice Coaching (100 hours) & Recording

You should immediately start ‘practice coaching’ after your training as you’ll need to log 100 hours of coaching experience with clients (including paid experience) within 18 months after completing your training....

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