Author Archives: Genevieve

Is it Time to Refresh or Reset Your Boundaries?

Imagine if you built a new house. You created this gorgeous home, yours. Tell me… Would you build a fence? Would you create a garden path? Would you make sure the house had a front door on it? Or would you leave your house open… for anyone to walk in, YELL and SCREAM, make a…

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Sea of Overwhelm

Firstly overwhelm is normal, you’re human and pretty much everyone experiences it in some way, shape or form. The thing is everyone has different skills, capabilities, perceptions and language they use for describing their ‘experience’ of it. Regardless of the perception, it’s the impact that is the problem, because it’s can be debilitating, slowing down…

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Overcoming Presenting Nerves and Doubt

Did you know a crazy large percentage of people would love to be in their own coffin rather than giving a eulogy at a funeral? Morbid I know, but so many people HATE public speaking with a passion. Are you one of those, or are you kind of like neither here nor there, have you…

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Kicking Goals Together It Takes an Extraordinary Team

Several months ago, set a huge project. Relaunching www.theartofextraordinary.com (TAoE) and all it has become over the last 12 – 18 months. Quite a challenge. YET, took the advice I give my clients. Create your vision. Lead with purpose. Perform at your peak. It meant really designing out the future, I want for TAoE for…

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Are Your Habits & Routines Working For You?

The other night on the way home from a long day at work, I realised (yes a smack over the head/lightbulb moment), that I had created a routine with a particular habit, that whilst it was completely good for me on one hand, on the other hand, it wasn’t and here’s why. For years now,…

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How to Make the Systems the Solution to Success

Often get lots of varying answers to one of the first questions I ask people when we start conversing and talking about business leadership and growth. The question is “What is your biggest leadership challenge right now?” It’s always interesting what comes up for people and what they’ll share, ignore or admit too. Honesty is…

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The 5 Common Culture Killers that cause Business Breakdowns

She only has a small team. It’s all about quality not quantity. And it wasn’t until someone new recently joined the team, someone with a very different attitude to everyone else, that she realised with surprise, quite how important company culture is. “Is it too late?” She wondered. “Had she hired the wrong person?” She…

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Why Blend In when you were Born to Stand Out!

Why Blend In, when you were Born to Stand Out? All through the teenage years, having spent hours sitting, practising and contemplating life in the music room of boarding school, the same question often came up, “Why do I seem so different from everyone else?” It was a feeling. Whether I was or wasn’t doesn’t…

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How to Lead with Emotion and Thrive

In our Empowering Women in Leadership Facebook Community, we ask every week, what is your No. 1 current Leadership Challenge you’d love to overcome or solve? People will share what they want and need help with. Recently someone posted that she wanted to be able to “Lead without Emotion”. Ahhh, to lead without emotion and…

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Is it more about managing time or priorities?

  Time Management is one of life’s great challenges and yet also one of our greatest opportunities. Because in truth, it’s never about time, it is always about priorities. Met this amazing lady called Bree, she’s a pro on the World Fitness Stage. She reminded me one day, that a 1-hour workout is only 4%…

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Need to Stop Spinning in Circles?

What happens when everyone on the team starts spinning their wheels? When suddenly it feels like nothing is moving forward? Projects left, right and centre are stalling… incomplete or even at a standstill? The air in the lunch room seems stifled, there is little or no vibe going on. Everyone seems flat, despondent and dejected?…

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How to Become the Meaning Maker Rather than Letting What Others Say or Do Bring You Down

Some time ago, I’d visited an Aunt. In a home. Walls bland, she’s the youngest by far and tragic circumstances have changed her life. Wanting to do something to bring some colour and cheer, I painted a canvas. Colourful, unique and my style. A gift for her. Oddly, when I asked my parents, could they…

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The Power of Unplugging

A while back, chatting with a friend and shared I’d been offline for a few weeks. She said “What! How can you do that? How can you do that for your business? (insert her face looked really quite shocked…) Then came the “How’d you actually do it?” In a quiet voice, she then admitted “OMG,…

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Business Fit

Recently at a workshop, we got talking about being business fit. It was a passionate debate and well contributed to because everyone had an opinion both on the perils of what happens when we’re not fit, along with their thoughts and tips on what to do to stay healthy, fit and focused. This discussion was…

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Love and Trust

  Love and Trust – It’s within? She stood elegantly, silently, holding the space for the audience to take it in. It was deafeningly quiet. It would be so easy to keep talking, to fill the space and void with more noise or yet another explanation. But she waited. Patiently. For whilst the urge and…

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Team Matters : Who’s In Your Bus?

This snapshot popped up on LinkedIn’s Daily Rundown recently: Australian hiring managers are struggling to find staff that fit in, with 78% admitting they’ve hired someone who isn’t good for team culture. The survey of 460 hiring managers showed the top issues with new staff were an inability to work collaboratively and lack of team…

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Showing-Up

Recently whilst on-boarding a new client to our Excelerator Program, we were talking through her team dynamics. Who is on the team. What they’re like. What’s working really well and what’s not. Here’s what she realised in the conversation… Some of her team are great. They’re committed, focused, get the work done and they understand…

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No I in TEAM

Having recently joined a new soccer team, have really surprised myself with how calm I have felt. Often when we’re in a new ‘team’ environment, we’ll have this overwhelming urge and desire (sometimes conscious / sometimes unconscious) to prove ourselves. And we’ll find ways of ‘proving’ ourselves. It plays out in various ways… on the…

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Big Brave Tall Strong

Have you ever experienced “Petrification”? It’s a feeling. The feeling of being so petrified, it’s like a bubbling, overwhelming sensation that comes up, rushing through your body in some way shape or form. Was talking about it with a client today. She brought in the draft of her new book. It looks sensational. And boy…

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Stop spinning in Circles

Growing up, I had the voice of my father in the back of my mind. “If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing well”. Great motto for getting things done WELL. I’ve ploughed along my whole life getting stuff done. Giving it my all to do it WELL. He was a bit of a perfectionist…

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