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I’m former a columnist for Psychologies magazine and I write about personal and professional presence, personal branding, and being your best self for publications including the Huffington Post and Psychologies Life Labs. I have also been featured in Psychology Today, The Sunday Times, Top Santé, and on CNBC.

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MoxieCast 45: Three Ways to Handle a Bosshole, with Parissa Behnia

Because duct tape isn’t an option…I’ve created an episode to help you handle a challenging boss. Today’s guest is Parissa Behnia, formerly a challenging boss herself, who now specialises in working with what she calls 3D leaders (difficult, dismissive and divisive). She shares three strategies for you to try next time you’re about to lose […]

MoxieCast 044: A Created Life, with Danusia Malina-Derben

      Excuses are always available. And yet there are people who just go for it in life. They have a spark about them. A knack of creating a big, juicy life, not just reacting to a never-ending to-do list. Danusia Malina-Derben, is one such woman. She’s an entrepreneur, academic, and organizational behavior and […]

Learn, Celebrate, Plan…

I made you something! Before we leave this roller coaster that is 2019, let’s look back. Let’s gather up some big insights from this year before launching into 2020 with vision and purpose. Here’s the deal: I’ll bring the thought-provoking questions. You bring the tea, the quiet time and the contemplation. Let’s get started! Click […]

Blog: Do You Over-Yes?

You buy books that you don’t have time to read. You’ve signed up for online courses that you never even started (yep, me too). You fantasize about sleeping for weeks. Your default response to “How are you?” is a wild-eyed “SO busy!”  Add a few arm flails for effect. You start your day feeling buried, […]

Need a Mojo Defibrillator?

If you’re creating something important (but feel stalled and disgruntled), here are 3 ways to keep your mojo in flow This post is for anyone who is creating something – a podcast, a blog, a book, a business, a social media following, a career that makes you light up. More specifically, it’s for anyone who […]

2 Need-to-Know Ways to Handle Fear

This post is for anyone who ever had the following thought: So I want to do this thing, but I’m afraid I’ll fail…   And if I fail, they’ll think less of me. They won’t respect me. They’ll criticize me (and I’m so afraid of the jerk-wads and haters). And that would be awful, right, […]

15 Yoda-Like Things to Remember When You’re Growing

  So you’re stuck.  Maybe you even feel lost and defeated, wondering what you were thinking going after your dream. This will change. Everything does. That is so useful to remember when you’re on your knees in the mud. Whatever you’re stuck in, it will let up. So go ahead and listen to Sinead O’Connor […]

How to Stop Approval-Seeking Already…

Once upon a time, I was in a romantic relationship with a man who loved Gorgonzola cheese.  And because I really liked him, I convinced myself that I should love Gorgonzola too.  Like really love it.  Just a little white lie then… Get this: I even started buying Gorgonzola when he wasn’t there, reiterating how much I […]

11 Ways to be (even more) amazing in 2016

 I don’t make new year’s resolutions, but I do set intentions.  If you’re anti-resolution (or have already fallen off the wagon), here are eleven ways to up your amazingness ante this year. 1.  Be kinder to yourself.  Being nasty and self-critical is a sneaky way of staying out of action.  You can talk yourself out of anything new […]

15 Years On, Forgiveness is Still a Bugger (though it’s less hard)

This is a story about me (but it’s not just about me). It is for anyone who has ever struggled with forgiveness… My father was the kind of guy who used a shopping cart at the liquor store. I say ‘was’ because he is dead. 12 December, 2000, was the day my father died at […]

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