Kay White
Availexe - woman working at home

How connected are you? | Show Up and Sparkle Blog

Effective remote and virtual working takes care and attention Have you wondered how quickly remote working seems to have become an industry standard?  Is it working in reality?  Many organisations seem afraid of moving away from traditional working practices. Marissa Meyer the CEO and President of Yahoo caused surprise in 2013 by ending Yahoo’s long...
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Stop saying “sorry” | It seeps your power | Show Up & Sparkle

“I’m so sorry, hey there sorry to bother you, oh sorry about that, oh, sorry it’s only Kate” – and on it goes. Saying sorry when actually we don’t really mean we’re sorry. It’s often more about something to say than necessary and it’s a slippery slope if you want to be taken seriously at...
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Adjust yourself to where you find yourself: The new ‘normal’ is always shifting

Three key lessons I’ve learned from adopting Jeffrey Hound, our newest rescue sighthound. These lessons cross over into our lives and, I believe, especially when you’re starting a new role or job. You become a learner and you notice (or you should) everything! What do I mean by that? Well, let me show you how...
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Leave smart, Out of Office messages | Help people whilst you’re off doing something else

It’s a dilemma that’s so common now: when you’re out of the office – how ‘out’ of the office are you?  Following on from my last article ‘Manage Your Emails and Enjoy Your Holiday Too’ and the importance of putting some helpful structure to your email ‘out of office’ message, a simple-to-follow formula of Acknowledge/Inform/Guide is...
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Persuade and engage from the word ‘Go’

Ways to attract and keep attention It’s often the difference between success and failure, or ‘yes please’ and ‘no thanks’ – naming a product, naming a team, naming a project, naming whatever. Giving something a name which is compelling, inviting, something that people either want, want to aim for or find interesting. Advertisers and marketing...
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How to get your emails opened

 Grab them by the eyeballs! ‘Quick Update on XYZ for You’? or ‘More Bad News’ – which email would you rather open first? How about ‘Tax Time Again’ or ‘Ways to Save You Money’? Emailing: it’s such a key piece in our day-to-day lives. We can fire a quick email response off or “shoot from...
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How to make your unfair advantage your superpower!

Do you know what yours is? How your ‘unfair advantage’ becomes one of your superpowers! Easily underestimated, hidden, forgotten or lost in the day-to-day hubbub of doing what you do and yet this is exactly where so many of your special secret powers lie! And do you even know about them? Working with professional women who want...
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2017 Resolutions

Tweak two letters and change everything

Planning 2017 for how and where you are now. “Mind your Language” is a great piece of advice; truly mind it. Think about it; the effect it has on you and then on those around you as you use it. As a self-confessed word-nerd, it’s one of my passions that my clients really “get” how...
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