20 Gems on Women in Leadership

By amandaalexander | Business

On Thursday, 15th September I attended the Women in Business and Leadership Round Table at the House of Lords, chaired by the Rt. Hon Baroness Warsi PC. The event was one of a series of Round Table discussions. Women have a significant contribution to make in leading cultural change and driving a model of collaborative leadership. […]

The Simple Habit That Will Increase Self-esteem

By amandaalexander | Business

via GIPHY High self-esteem is crucial to our success, equanimity and overall sense of happiness. If we want to feel happy and in control of our own life, it is essential that we nurture our self-esteem. What the heck has low self-esteem got to do with Ripley’s Alien Mother Creature? With low self-esteem, we filter […]

8 Questions To Determine Your Leadership EQ

By amandaalexander | Business

Leadership ain’t what it used to be! And the challenges of a business leader in a VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous) World aren’t those that you read in your job specification! Never more so in industry have people needed to feel safe and to have a sense of belonging. Our brains are on full […]

15 secrets of success from a top female leader

By amandaalexander | Career

In episode 004 of the Inspiring Women Interviews podcast, Emma McGuigan, Senior Managing Director Technology, Accenture UK and Ireland shared some of her “secrets of success” for to help you to build a successful career whilst balancing it with life and family. I’ve summarised my 15 favourites from my interview with Emma in this post. Enjoy – and let […]

Why I was crying not cheering

By amandaalexander | Courage

Before you start reading, a warning.. I am not holding back from my political views in this post. As I get older, I get bolder. I also believe very strongly that I serve the World more when I am open, honest, authentic . I hope, whether your views are aligned to or different from mine, […]

Once in a While, You Just Want to Be Heard

By amandaalexander | Stress

via GIPHY I had a session with my own Coach this afternoon. She started in the usual way: “What are your goals for today’s session?” I thought for a long time.. I wasn’t sure. I almost felt too tired to speak, let alone make the mental effort to articulate a GOAL! Eventually I replied, “I […]

How Do You Get In Your Own Way?

By amandaalexander | Career

In a moment of pure joy, expressing my never-ending gratitude for my “job” as a Coach for talented women in challenging careers, I posted an update on social media: “Just finished a 2 hour coaching session with one of my most visionary clients who is changing the world…buzzing!” This client is indeed visionary. She is planning […]

The Emotional Benefits of Decluttering

By amandaalexander | Work & Life Balance

In my own experience of being an odd combination of half hoarder half ruthless declutterer, I find that the biggest obstacles to decluttering for me are: * Not knowing what to do with it * Not having time to deal with it * Addressing the difficult emotions surrounding it I’m on a never-ending journey of discovery […]