April 9, 2020

About COVID-19… This is a challenging time and you might experience more stress, anxiety and other emotions than usual. Not only is this completely normal, it’s also extremely useful. Those emotions drive us to take action, so we can face the challenge at hand more eff...

March 31, 2020

When This Is All Over...

We’re in the midst of a pandemic. This is our current reality. Nobody knows when the pandemic will be over and what our reality will look like then. But there will be a time in the future that this is all over, and we’ll be able to look back to...

March 20, 2019

In Part 1 of this series I wrote about the fascinating fact that our mindset about stress matters and how we can use this knowledge to our advantage, helping us to handle stress more effectively. 

The #2 in my ‘Top 3 Things About Stress’ is based on the following statem...

March 2, 2019

The other day, a global company asked me for my input. They are creating a short employee training on how to deal with stress. Nothing too fancy, just some online resources they can access when needed, e.g. some general information about stress and some easy tips & tri...

September 5, 2018

Do you tend to ruminate or overthink things?

You might find yourself mentally replaying a mistake you made, over and over again, catastrophizing the consequences. Or you find yourself zooming in on some criticism you received about a project you’re leading at work, whi...

June 25, 2018

One of the things I enjoy about coaching is the large variety of challenges, goals and desires clients present. Some clients know exactly what they want, but they’re unsure how to get there, or they need an accountability partner to follow through. Others have so much...

October 10, 2017

This morning I was working on the outline for an introductory training for managers and supervisors with the title:

“How to Build Effective Communication with your Team Members”.

Effective Communication is an essential skill to have in the workplace, if you want to be an...

September 14, 2017

Ever found yourself ruminating on something that happened? Or excessively worrying about a future situation or event? Examples include:

  • Worrying and feeling anxious about your job security with all these organizational changes going on around you

  • Feeling a suf...

August 22, 2017

Have you ever worked in an environment in which people complain a lot, where rivalry and cynicism are common practice, or where collaboration, gratitude and appreciation are underused?

In this blog post I want to share why an environment like that undermines p...

August 14, 2017

Life is busy.  Some of us are juggling many balls. And some of us might be struggling to keep those balls up in the air, which can cause us to feel stressed and overwhelmed. This, in turn, might negatively impact the way we perform (e.g. productivity, efficiency), both...

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