Welcome and Marie’s Philosophy

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I believe that everyone is capable of reaching his or her full potential. Most of us just need support from another from time to time.  Support to identify our true possibility, and encouragement to be who we truly want to be. Many of us know, really know, deep down, that we are capable of more, ARE more than the people around us see on the surface. Everyone is unique, and […]

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Great CV: Say it. Evidence it

At the beginning of a New Year many of you and those you serve will be considering new roles. So whether you are a job seeker, Coach, HR professional or Leader  I hope you enjoy the career related tips posted here in the coming months..… Tell Me and Prove It: Communicate your experience clearly by giving evidence-based examples of what you have done during your career to date. These need […]

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Give your CV Star Billing

At the beginning of a New Year many of you and those you serve will be considering new roles. So whether you are a job seeker, Coach, HR professional or Leader  I hope you enjoy the career related tips posted here in the coming months..… Make sure of your star billing: Create a section in a box that describes your career highlights in terms of experience in a nutshell. This […]

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New Year- Great Career

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At the beginning of a New Year many of you and those you serve will be considering new roles. So whether you are a job seeker, Coach, HR professional or Leader  I hope you enjoy the career related tips posted here in the coming months..… Your CV is a sales tool: Create a winning headline in your CV to attract attention.  “Marketing Professional with 15 years brand management experience in […]

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Does your fast life need to be diagnosed with cancer to start living?

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  Helen Fawkes is an incredibly brave and wonderful woman. She shows us how, being faced with a terminal diagnosis can help us slow it all down. To slow down the thinking in order to get really clear at what we want to do with the rest of our one wonderful, mistake ridden, joyous life. It’s a priviledge to live. To wake up every day and breathe. Yet we so […]

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Slow Thinking in Politics Minimises World Conflict

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We have observed a great example of the power and impact of fast and slow thinking on a global scale. Just 22 days of politics and a reassertion of the democratic process has reminded us of the value of cherished democracy and the power of using our heads. On the 28th August the BBC headline on the Syrian crisis reads  Syria crisis: Cameron and Obama discuss military action.Our position today, […]

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How good are you at noticing contribution and praise?

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Are you runing through your day and filing it away like a checked to do list, or are you stopping to notice the difference maker that you are? I am really good at giving feedback. At acknowledging kindness, generosity, good service, great writing, great insights and the like. I enjoy acknowledging difference makers and I am not always good at seeing my own. We’re all difference makers to someone at […]

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How I coached Huffington Post blogger from Crisis to Isis

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Isis; Mother and wife and goddess of nature and magic.         I love it when my coaching clients get in touch with their magic. With who they are becoming in the world. Getting them to that place of seeing what’s possible, coaching them towards “the how” of developing their authentic vision to create fulfilling work they really want to do. Frankly-it makes my heart sing. My wonderful […]

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Can Saatchi and Nigella bounce back?

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The shame of being caught on camera doing something aggressive, unwarranted or potentially illegal can ruin a career, destroy relationships, damage health and confer the status of social pariah amongst peer groups in the time it takes to say Saatchi. Hiding away and keeping a low profile after committing some kind of socially unacceptable action can seem appealing. But avoiding facing the music and saying nothing is often the worst […]

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Distracted British Workers wasting time to the tune of over £26b a year; Really?

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Efficiency rules- I like efficiency.  I believe that people deserve fair pay for a fair day’s work and that most people go to work every day to do a good job;      great even.  Having managed a £52million staffing budget, I am really clear that  efficient organisations pay people to deliver  business results and that great talent is worth paying for. That a very small population of staff with overinflated egos […]

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