How to Network when You’re an Introvert

A few days ago this conversation happened with a coaching client*.* Permission to post was granted, don't worry!Client: I need to go to this networking thing but I don't like going to these things.Me: why not?Client: I don't know what to say, what to do. I feel shy around all the suits and business cards.Me:…… Continue reading How to Network when You’re an Introvert

Why I’m Getting Serious about Personal Branding and You Should too

If you asked me about “personal branding” two weeks ago this would have been me: But now, thanks to the wonders of iTunes University (yes the one on your iPhone!) I am learning all about it in a course designed for high school students. The course is called Brand ME.  Of course you could just…… Continue reading Why I’m Getting Serious about Personal Branding and You Should too

3 Reasons I won’t be returning to South Africa

Something you may or may not know about me: I am returning to SA in the foreseeable future. By “foreseeable” I mean within the next year or so. Hmmm….just realised something. I won’t be Desert Missus no more. Quelle tuile! We’ve bought a house in a very nice neighbourhood, gotten G’s provisional acceptance at a…… Continue reading 3 Reasons I won’t be returning to South Africa

Get more out of your wardrobe: the black blazer

Now that I’ve promised to do this once a month, I’m actually going to have to do it. You guys are great at keeping me accountable. So thanks…­čśĺ This month I’m doing the most versatile item in my wardrobe: my black blazer. I wear the bleep out of it and have to replace it at…… Continue reading Get more out of your wardrobe: the black blazer

Spend a day with me in Abu Dhabi

I’ve lost my marbles. No, seriously, a recent relocation lost all my professional docs. Of course getting them reissued would be anything but simple. From affadavits, to verification letters to certified copies – I knew it was going to be a bureaucratic nightmare. Having no choice I called the embassy in Abu Dhabi, confirmed their…… Continue reading Spend a day with me in Abu Dhabi