Lindsay Taylor – Wise words indeed Blog

Lindsay Taylor, is the owner and Director of Executive Coaching and Training organisation Your Excellency Limited. She is a mum to two (a daughter aged nine and a son aged 16), a wife to one (her husband is co-Director of the company with her) and she considers herself to be quirky, straight-talking (sometimes controversial!) with a love for writing – so in all honesty as well as sharing wise words indeed with you in the hope that they are beneficial and thought-provoking for you, she will also be satisfying her desire and love of writing.lindsay Taylor wise words

You can get in touch with her on [email protected] if you’re interested in training, coaching and booking her for a speaking engagement. You can read her professional profile on LinkedIn and follow her on Twitter @your_excellency and @wisdom_pearls. was founded in April 2008 and launched in September 2008, with the aim of providing information to women who wish to progress in their careers via networking and events.  The concept of the website is to provide services that not only help women develop themselves both personally and professionally, but also contributes to a wider strategy of supporting working women in the UK more broadly by bringing together the charity sector and potential entrepreneurs on to one common platform.

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My pen is poised…. | Wise Words Indeed

My pen is poised. Because this year I’ve decided to write and send Christmas cards. For the last three years I’ve donated the money I would have spent on cards and postage to charity. And yup absolutely I’ve felt that warm fuzzy Christmassy feeling that I’ve done my annual “bit” to make the world a...
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Let’s avoid the use of the “C” word please….

Criticism Vs Feedback There it is again. The “C” word. On a professional social media site too. No. Not that “C” word. And No. Absolutely not that “C” word. What I’m talking about is the word “criticism”. In my opinion an ugly word that makes me outwardly cringe and screw up my face into deep...
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Our girls | Wise words indeed

Your Excellency HQ is a beautiful, purpose built office at the bottom of our garden in the Bedfordshire countryside. The only commuter traffic you are likely to encounter across the lawn, are our girls – five hybrid chickens. Our girls are lovingly and aptly named according to breed/colour/my daughter’s whim – Bluebell, Lilly, Ruby, Henny...
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Wise Words Indeed : 10 Lessons in 10 Years

The year 2017 is an extra special one for us here at Your Excellency Ltd. It marks 10 years of being in business, something we’re extremely proud of. Image via Shutterstock As I reflect on the decade, I know that Malcolm and I taking the decision to set up our own executive training and coaching...
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Just a perfect day

This blog title is actually drowning in sarcasm. For yesterday was far from my ideal of a perfect day. Firstly, my laptop got stuck in a menacing loop of error screens with a recommendation to ‘refresh’. This meant a late night waiting for Microsoft Office to be reinstalled and setting my first task of this...
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Inspiration from 'The Artist' - Lindsay Taylor blog

Inspiration from “The Artist”

Learning: Be curious. Be open to new learning from any and every situation. Never assume anything. I believe our lives are a constant learning journey. I believe any and every situation is an opportunity to be inquisitive about what we have learned and how we can put new learning in to practice. On a recent...
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Let’s all head to the swings……

Last week I spent the day with one of my oldest friends (for clarity, that’s “old” in terms of the time I’ve known her – not age!). My friend is going through a tough time at the moment having just separated from her husband and taking up residence in rented accommodation – so I was...
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Buttons, Skydiving & Charities …oh my!!!

Early this year I published my first book “A-Z Pearls of Wisdom for Executive PAs”. I’m really proud of my publication and the reviews so far have been amazing. I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to all the readers who have taken the time to share their great feedback. Also a heartfelt thank...
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