Why You Need to Bare All in Business & 5 Ways To Be OK

By Susan Ritchie Last week was tricky. Very tricky. Uncomfortable. Scary. Challenging. Those are the words I used to describe my experience to my husband, friends and colleagues. A two day training session in front of the most senior audience I have worked with, demanded much of me, and left me …

7 Signs You’re Going To Fail And What To Do About It

7 Signs You’re Going To Fail And What To Do About It

By Susan Ritchie ‘Failure is an event, not a person.’ I’m not sure who said that, but it strikes a chord with me. Labelling ourselves a failure is like trying a lead weight to our ankles and then diving off the nearest bridge, and expecting to float. I believe that very …

5 Signs You’re Ready To Be A Leader

5 Signs You’re Ready To Be A Leader

Self-perception is everything. How we see ourselves influences how we behave and therefore how other people perceive us, and then treat us. If we listen to a constant stream of negative self talk and from that, regard ourselves as unworthy, weak, lacking in confidence and as someone that is overlooked, …

5 Essential Tools You Need To Raise Your Visibility

5 Essential Tools You Need To Raise Your Visibility

By Susan Ritchie I’ve long been convinced that managing your personal impact is one of the keys to success, and crucially, learning how to improve your visibility. Last week’s post, which you can read here, talked about five signs that indicate you might need to improve your  own impact. This week’s …

5 Signs You Need to Improve Your Personal Impact

5 Signs You Need to Improve Your Personal Impact

By Susan Ritchie So you know you’re good at what you do – well done. But simply being good at what you do isn’t enough – you need a whole host of other skills, including being able to manage your personal impact. Your personal impact is the effect you have …

Is it Time to Ditch the Super-hero Pants?

Is it Time to Ditch the Super-hero Pants?

 By Susan Ritchie There’s a lot of myths around assertiveness and the belief that to be assertive you have to done your super-hero pants, pick up your flaming sword of justice and go boldly into battle on every occasion – well that’s just plain wrong folks! What is assertiveness? Assertiveness …

Success: Are You Telling Yourself The Right Stories?

Success: Are You Telling Yourself The Right Stories?

By Susan Ritchie This week saw the publication of my first book  – Strategies for Being Brilliant:21 ways to be Happy, Confident and Successful. It’s available on Amazon here if you’d like a copy! On Monday night, I gave  a talk at the book launch and explained about the importance of …

The Soft and Fluffy Guide to Success in Business

The Soft and Fluffy Guide to Success in Business

By Susan Ritchie I’ve had another of those ‘aha’ moments this weekend. When I did my coach training, some feedback I was given was that I would get clients as a coach - but if I changed my style I would get more. Now this had me a little perplexed to …

The Great British Bake Off Guide To Personal Impact

The Great British Bake Off Guide To Personal Impact

By Susan Ritchie Along with around 6 million others, I love watching the Great British Bake Off on BBC2. © Barman Philippe | Dreamstime Stock Photos And this season in particular has made very interesting viewing as one contestant, Ruby, has caught my eye with her behaviour. She’s young; she’s a student …

The Jerry Springer Guide To Relationships At Work

The Jerry Springer Guide To Relationships At Work

by Susan Ritchie Now before you think I’ve gone mad, let me explain the reason for  this week’s post to you. I’ve been thinking a lot about authenticity recently – I wrote about it some weeks ago in A is For Authenticity. It seems to me that people respond to …