Effective Communication

Uncover the Most Frequent Source of Conflict and How to Manage It

According to the DISC® Model of Human Behaviour, the most frequent source of conflict between individuals accounts for 80% of conflict. Curious to know more? I certainly know that we can all use a little less conflict in our lives… The factor that underlies 80% of all conflict pertains to

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Corporate Wellness

Setting Boundaries Around Personal Opinions at Work

Have you ever been part of a conversation at work where someone is sharing a personal opinion about someone else on your team and you’re left feeling uncomfortable? Here’s a prime example that I’ve been witness to.  A client was considering assigning a project to a member of his team. 

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Mindfulness

The Secret to Getting More Done

Do you find yourself unsuccessfully trying to get more done in a day? Does it feel like no matter what you try, you just can’t manage to get everything finished? I hear you… There seems to be more and more on our plates nowadays. The boundaries between work and home

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Mindfulness

How to Fit Mindfulness Into a Busy Day

Mindfulness is not just a set of exercises.  It Is a way of approaching the world that leaves us feeling more accepting and less stressed.  It teaches us to accept things just as they are in the present moment. Mindfulness is a way of training the brain to respond differently

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Boundaries

The Importance of Setting Boundaries

Personal boundaries are so important. A boundary is a guideline around how you need others to behave or how you’ll accept people behaving towards you. It’s also how you respond when people are stepping over the limits of what you need. You’ve likely been in a situation where you’ve said

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Effective Communication

Do You Have a Receptive or a Reactive Communication Style?

When leaders and teams learn tools and discover ways to have open and authentic conversations, it creates an environment where people feel safe to say what they need to say.  As a Human Behavior and Interpersonal Communications Specialist, I’ve helped many leaders and their teams develop stress-free communication. The direct

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Self-Care

Stress-Free Communication: It All Begins With You

It tends to be a very common human reaction to blame other people for interactions that are frustrating and conflictual. I’ll bet that if you’re really honest with yourself, you’d say that you’ve caught yourself pointing the finger at someone else – probably more than once. I consider myself to

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Self-Awareness

How to Deal with Boundary Pushers

Interacting with someone who just will not listen to your “no” can be infuriating. Have you ever had this experience? You try to say no but the person keeps insisting? You say no again and they insist some more. They might pull a guilt trip on you, or might keep

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Self-Awareness

Setting Boundaries and Sticking to Them

Do you find yourself saying yes, when you really want to say no?  Or maybe you’ve said yes without even realizing that you wanted to say no, only to find yourself feeling resentful later on while doing the task you said yes to? Trust me… I’ve been there.  I still

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