Personal and Career Coaching


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Why am I not getting a promotion ?

Posted on April 12, 2014 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (9)

You may be wondering why all the promotions are passing you by.  

There are a number of things you can do to set yourself up to progress in your career.

1)  Consistently exceed expectations.  

Doing your job well is normal behaviour, that is what you are paid for, but walking the extra mile is extraordinary.  It's what...

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Mindfulness or Wordlessness?

Posted on February 9, 2014 at 5:00 PM Comments comments (1)

by Beatriz de Meirelles, Cross-Cultural Coaching, Languages & Communication, NLP Trainer


Mindfulness seems to be more or less accepted as one of the highways to stress relief, clarity, creativity, tapping into Energy, connecting to oneself and to others and so on (see our Nov 3, 2013 blog). As such, you find it as a mainstay of very ...

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Do you love your job ?

Posted on January 25, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)



How many people can claim they love their job?   Unfortunately not many.  According to Gallup’s research on the global workplace, a great majority of employees in the world experience low levels of fulfillment at work.   The Gallup report paints a rather dismal picture, especially given today's job market where so many people wo...

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The benefits of Personal Development

Posted on January 12, 2014 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)



The motto "know thyself" is frequently attributed to Socrates although other Greek philosophers such as Thales and Pythagoras also held this precept. The importance of knowing oneself as a precondition for knowing the universe and greater truths has been vastly appreciated from antiquity up to modern philoso...

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Low Stress 2014 New Year's Resolutions

Posted on December 30, 2013 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

by Beatriz de Meirelles,  Cross-Cultural Coaching, Languages & Communication, NLP Trainer

The New Year is right around the corner, or at least the Weste...

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Working mindfully

Posted on November 3, 2013 at 9:50 AM Comments comments (0)


Working mindfully means being aware of what we are doing, how we are doing, why we are doing it, and how it will benefit us and others.



Some people take a few moments to think of such things or perhaps run or meditate before work, any activity that will get them into flow and heighten their awareness level.



Even if...

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Check your Competencies, Design your Learning Plan

Posted on October 15, 2013 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)


Check your competencies on a regular basis. Most of the time you are so busy working, doing this, finish projects, meeting deadlines......


Before you know it, a year has gone by and you've spent so much time fire-fighting that you haven't had a moment to look at your own professional development.


Stop and make an inventory of the competencies you are lackin...

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Ask your employees if they are happy !

Posted on September 25, 2013 at 6:15 AM Comments comments (0)

"Go Ahead: Ask your employees if they are happy", by Allison Rimm, is an excellent HBR blog post,  containing some priceless tips for managers on how to treat their people well and at the same time increase performance. 

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Saying No and Why We Want to Please

Posted on September 17, 2013 at 6:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Do you often find yourself saying "yes" when you actually wanted to say "no"?


Do you often end up accepting invitations you don't want to go to? running errands for others when you haven't even done your own? spending hours in conversations you are not interested in? always being the one who stays late for "emergencies" at work?


On the whole, most of us have be...

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First, Imagine your Goal

Posted on September 15, 2013 at 7:35 PM Comments comments (0)


Anything achieved or created by a person, first started in the imagination.

What do Marco Polo, Michelangelo, Albert Einstein, Nelson Mandela, Pablo Picasso, Lee Iacocca, Muhammed Ali, Luis Pasteur, Ghandi and Stelios Haji-Ioannou have in common ?

They had a desired outcome, a dream, a vision - call it what you want - they imagined a clear goal in their mind, they determined to ...

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