Emotional intelligence

The most powerful 3 letter word!

Wondering what it is? Believe it or not, the word is ‘YET’. Well, it’s ONE of the most powerful words! From my years of NLP training I already understood how we can reprogram neural pathways by saying one of 3 phrases at the end or beginning of statements I would hear coming out of my…

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With Gratitude Everything Looks Good!

How many times a day do you say thank you? Do you say it because it’s a built in automatic response, or do you say it because you mean it? Think of the last time you really expressed sincere appreciation for someone; how did you feel? Imagine if you felt like that all the time!…

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How to be a joy spot!

Joy is the next competitive advantage! Happiness precedes success and all performance, creativity, innovation and team connection is linked to happiness at work! The latest research in neuroscience, epigenetics, emotional intelligence and positive psychology intersect at a point I call “the joy spot’’- the sweet spot for performance. Leaders need to make the workplace a…

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Amanda’s Top 6 TEDx Talks

These are my current top 5 TEDx talks! Well there are actually 6 – I have included myself in there just because I thought I had better show myself support! But these videos share with you great new ideas that can help you understand in deeper ways how you can change your thinking – and what…

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Feeling Good About Yourself – Why Your Wellness Is The Key

This week I was listening to a presentation on WHY clients would book a speaker – or any consultant. And of course it was for the BENEFITS that person or service can bring and the RESULTS. Happiness is now definitively seen as beneficial to the bottom line – with improvements in sales of 37%; productivity of 43%; reduction in…

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Choose to be Enthusiastic!

I believe excitement ‘jumps’! If someone is excited, enthusiastic and passionate about something, they ‘infect’ those around them with the virus! Of course, some people are more susceptible to the enthusiasm virus. Why choose to be someone, or hang around anyone, who dampens enthusiasm: a wet blanket who puts out the fire of life? Make…

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The Magic of Mindfulness

Mindfulness. It’s a buzz word right now. Businesses are more conscious of the bottom line results of being more mindful and teaching their people to do so. CEOs are being coached to be more mindful to improve their leadership skills. Students are being taught to be more mindful to perform better in tests – everyone is…

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