What’s beneath my confidence?

The owner of my local cafe, David, whispered something teasingly to the barista, Alannah, about the children’s water bottle poking out of my pocket. It was something we’d joked about before. As I picked up my coffee and turned to leave, I laughed and said, ” you can make fun of me all you like, I am strong enough to handle whatever you throw at me.” We all laughed at my comeback but as I Read more…

Manifestation or Clarity? Same-same with powerful results.

It’s been more than six months since I’ve published. It feels like a lot longer. I’ve changed the direction of my life and my business. I’m no longer actively coaching, I will again, but for the time being, Coach Cazzie is on pause. The lessons I’ve learned in the past six months have been transformative in how clarity and manifestation are one and the same; the results I’ve experienced have been powerful. The three values Read more…

The emotional intelligence of compassion

In a workshop, I delivered last week on Practical Emotional Intelligence for Beginners, one of my attendees interjected with his own interpretation of the difference between sympathy and empathy, two terms that are often confused with each other. It got me to thinking, do I really know what the differences are? And just how much do I understand about empathy, one of the core components of emotional intelligence? I personally love it when I’m given Read more…

Are you – not your job – artificial intelligence proof?

Artificial intelligence (AI) isn’t coming. It’s here. These are AI-generated faces. She could be a model for a Pantene commercial. She’s flawless. She’s fake. Humans are being replaced by AI in companies all around the world. In roles that are customer service and administration based. In sales, finance and banking organisations, AI is doing the work a human used to do. These are among some of the roles that are already being superseded by a Read more…

The decision that has irrevocably changed the direction of my life

#notababy If I’m being honest, I’m nervous about telling you the decision. In the three weeks since it was made, reality has hit home and the amount of work I need to do has become fully realised. It’s a lot. Can I do it?! But that’s the point of telling you, it comes with a certain type of accountability. Side note: I’ve used this goal as an example in the blog post, The 4 steps Read more…

The 4 steps to achieve any goal

How to achieve any goal To successfully achieve a goal, you need a few key ingredients. Beyond the idea of the outcome, you need a plan, actions and of course, my personal favourite, accountability. Before we get to that, you may want to take a detour to read, The decision that has irrevocably changed the direction of my life, so that the examples I give below make a lot more sense. It’s not essential, but Read more…

The best person to heal your depression is someone with depression

Grab a cuppa, I want to tell you a story. On Monday afternoon this week (today’s Saturday), my husband and I had an argument. About what is a story for the next blog post, when it’ll be relevant to the story, but suffice to say, it was bad enough for me to walk away and stop talking to him. We don’t shout at each other, we rarely raise our voices but sometimes we both just Read more…

Confession time: I don’t know shit about “running” a business

When you think of going out on your own in business, one of the first and most significant mistakes people make is not realising to the extent just how out on your own you really are. Cliche time: Running a business is hard Within the company structure, you have all of the departments of the business fulfilled by individuals skilled in those specific areas. In your own business, especially one like coaching or consulting, you’re Read more…

How the CliftonStrengths Profile Gave Me Personal Excellence

At the end of 2015, I closed my first business to have my son. After six months of maternity leave, I felt lost and directionless. Full-time mothering wasn’t something I could do, I needed to use my brain for something more than learning how to activate nuts and brew kombucha. In August 2016, attended a Kerwin Rae course called Nail It & Scale It (NISI), coming away with loads of inspiration for the type of Read more…

4 Ways to be a Transformational Leader

Transformational leadership is a theory of leadership where a leader works with teams to identify needed change, creating a vision to guide the change through inspiration and executing the change in tandem with committed members of a group; it is an integral part of the Full Range Leadership Model (1). Transformational leadership serves to enhance the motivation, morale, and job performance of followers through a variety of mechanisms; these include connecting the follower’s sense of Read more…