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Dealing with Aggressive Clients or Colleagues

  This week I had the pleasure of receiving a couple of aggressively worded accusatory emails from one particular new enquiry: a potential client, not an existing one. Probably only the second time this has occurred in my 18 years in this business. Just quietly… not a pleasant experience. Especially when you are used to the […]

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Pilot Shortage Nay-Sayers – Australia

Everyone is entitled to their opinion, most of us form our opinions based on our personal experience and I would never attempt to devalue that experience. My recent article in Australian Aviation “New foreign pilot visa won’t help unhappy Aussie Pilots” gathered some of those nay-sayers around the pilot shortage issue. With regard to the […]

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18 Things I have learnt from 18 years as a coach

Life is about learning, it is essential in order to grow and change and prevent stagnation. Stagnation after all is smelly, and who wants to be smelly? So, at the end of another year with 2018 looming, I thought I would recap some of the gritty things I’ve learnt and re-learnt, as I don’t always […]

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Employers Want Staff With Ego Maturity… Not Ego Maniac

But what the heck is it? If you have it, you will be much better at self-management and you will probably be solution focused rather than getting all caught up in the drama. One of the largest companies in Australia describes ‘Ego Maturity’ as: “A sound level of self-confidence with an overriding graciousness.” Not much […]

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Are you rebel? This is why the rebel is a great disrupter.

I was recently called a disrupter. I had never placed that particular label on myself, however it instantly resonated. I am. I do things my own quirky way, I tend not to follow trends, I don’t watch my competition, I play devils advocate, I question all the time. Yes I was that annoying child, relentlessly […]

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I Just Figured It Out – How To Smash It Out

  Can’t believe the “Ah ha” moment I have just had. Why the heck did it take me this long? I’m attempting to finish a project, you might have seen it, simply because I have been posting about it up the waaazoooo. It’s my book “The Albino Chameleon – Building The Story of You”. During […]

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Airlines Want Pilots and Cabin Crew with Ego Maturity…But What The Heck Is it?

One airline describes “Ego Maturity” as: A sound level of self-confidence with an overriding graciousness. Not much help, is it? Ok, what it really means is… Everyone has an Ego. You need one in order to back yourself and to function in the world. There are however, egos that are immature and egos that are […]

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What’s the best path for newly qualified pilots?

This is an article I wrote for Aerotime, you can find the original article here. Starting a career is difficult, no matter if you are a doctor, a lawyer, or a pilot. It all comes down to making choices – first employer, first country of work (staying at home or going overseas?), and so on. […]

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What I’ve learned from the Bachelorette

  I watched the final Aussie version of the show, when “Sophie” professes her love for one of the two contestants remaining. Not sure why I watched it, it was on and I had subconsciously seen so much of the promo material that I figured “ok lets see who she chooses’. The big issue in […]

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Getting through those days when you don’t feel like Superman or Wonderwoman.

Yep, we all have them. I know I do. One day I am the Queen Of The World, the next my confidence is at an all time low. There are a variety of things that can cause this, a self-perpetuated one springs to mind: if I have had a couple of drinks the night before […]

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