7 ways to Increase your Confidence

It never stops to amaze me when I am in Exeter Devon and Bristol talking to company directors, CEO’s, HR folks through to the person on the shop floor how lacking in confidence they can be. The higher up in a business a person is the more they try to hide their lack of confidence and suffer in silence, true what they say – it can be lonely at the top! There are so many people suffering in silence from lack of confidence, you would be surprised, in fact what seems to you to be the most confidence person can
Read More

Sick and tired of not getting a good nights sleep?

Many business people I have spoken to recently here in Exeter Devon  have reported not getting a good nights sleep and having sleep problems as one of their top concerns. We all know what its like having to concentrating the next day at work and finding it really hard due to being tired. How different it feels to wake refreshed and ready to hit the ground running after a good nights sleep. Sleep problems are often caused by anxiety and stress related issues they can be viewed as bad habits and, like all bad habits, can be unlearned and replaced with
Read More

Stress related issues in the workplace?

 Did you know that stress has become a not-so silent epidemic and is slowly draining businesses financially around the world? According to one study in America it affects around thirty million workers a year costing their employers $15,000 per year, per affected employee!  In 2002 the European Survey of Working Conditions showed that the annual EU cost related to absenteeism due to work place stress was £20,000 million… [https://osha.europa.eu/en/tools-and publications/publications/reports/TE-81-08-478-EN-C_OSH_in_figures_stress_at_work] In a study performed every five years by the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions it was documented as being second in line for the ‘crown’
Read More

Freedom and financial independence

Ha – so you thought being self employed would give you more freedom and financial independence! However in reality you have lack of freedom and work/life balance to cope with, possibly feeling guilty having to juggle home life and work, having the mortgage to pay, child care to juggle, sleepless nights & worrying about employees, not to mention that presentation you are quaking in your boots about! Well the good news is that I am here to help, showing you how have to have a healthy work/life balance, have time to spend with your friends and family at the same
Read More

Workplace problems can have devistating effects on your business

We all want and need our staff to perform well and feel 100% committed to their work, to have a great attendance rate and see spot on timekeeping, making a positive contribution to the company. However I am sure you know, at some point every business is likely to come across frustrating problems which can hold up business production – putting a spanner in the works, which could be related to: ☐ Staff/team issues ☐ Constant sickness leave ☐ Sloppy time keeping ☐ lack of motivation – not delivering on time ☐ A new promotion/manager/leader needing guidance ☐ Low self
Read More

It’s not all about work!

Are you hearing the words from family and friends “its not all about work you know?” I see so many people on my training courses in Exeter Devon that are bogged down with work and stress that they have forgotten about the outside world and how to enjoy life. Its really important to take time out for you, your family and loved ones, let them know its not all about work -they are important too! Make time for them and let them see they are important, take time to listen to what they have to say and get involved in
Read More

Seven steps to control Stress and Anxiety

Loss of productivity can cost any sized company dearly if their employees are stressed and suffering anxiety problems. Here are seven ways out of the many that we teach a variety of successful clients hope W house us to keep their employees mentally balanced and happy. Hope you find some of these useful. To book onto our day course covering these snd many more skills book here Step 1. Mindfulness. Sit/lay quietly and just reflect without analysing and take your time to: Listen – What you can hear, the sounds around you inside and outside, just accept them and let
Read More

Do you say what you mean?

Here’s a true story with an Important moral behind it. A little girl at primary school wrote what she thought was a lovely little story with a pretty picture of a house with a garden and the sun shinning. She took great care colouring it all I beautifully. She sat back and looked at her work feeling extremely proud then took it to show the teacher, expecting a gold star. The teacher looked at the little girls work and said, “it’s wrong” the little girl went back to her desk and rubbed out what she thought the teacher might be
Read More

Are you feeling stressed?

Stress causes under-performance at work – leading to less productivity. Relationship and health problems can result in prolonged stress which can be a killer. Are your key team players underperforming because of stress? Remember that your statutory responsibility for your employees’ health and safety includes safeguarding them from under stress. Lowering stress increases productivity and effectiveness, and reduces the number of working days lost to sickness. How can we help you? By Inviting us into work place so we can spend an hour with you/your employees providing relaxation, using our well trusted techniques – which can be applied in a
Read More

Lack of management skills is harming small firms according to BIP.

They say that the performance of small and medium-sized firms is being impeded by a lack of leadership and management skills. According to research by Warwick Business School. Based on a survey of 2,500 firms in England with between five and 250 staff, the research examined links between management skills and practices, and their relationship with key measures of business performance. Among their findings, researchers discovered that firms with more highly skilled managers and good people management practices benefitted from higher turnover and better rates of employment growth and productivity. The report concludes that underdeveloped leadership and management skills and
Read More