Beyond the Twang: Intelligence Knows No Accent

English is undeniably one of the main business languages that connects people from diverse backgrounds. As professionals, our ability to communicate effectively in English is key. However, it is essential for us to recognise and appreciate the rich linguistic diversity of accents that exists within our workplaces, especially when it comes to non-native speakers of English. You’ll be surprised at how often the topic of accents comes up with my coaching clients; from entry level professionals to high-level executives. Many feel judged or overlooked because they don’t have the “right” accent. In meetings where ideas and solutions are discussed, it is not uncommon to encounter colleagues who speak…

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Give Someone a Chance!

I have an ask, can you please make a conscious effort to pay it forward? Reflect on the moments when someone took a leap of faith on you and transformed your life. Now it’s your turn to put your faith in someone, recognizing that our success is intrinsically tied to those who took a chance on us. In your professional or personal sphere of influence, be deliberate in offering someone a chance. This isn’t about randomness; rather, it’s about identifying those persistent individuals knocking on your door, perhaps overlooked without reason or because you’ve been “too busy” with more important things. Practice due diligence – scrutinize backgrounds, check…

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7 things I Have Learnt About LinkedIn in 2023

1. Quality Comments Matter: Move beyond generic responses like “great share” or “congratulations.” Be the sprinkle of excitement in the conversation, say something interesting. Your chances of being memorable and attracting people to connect with you will significantly increase. 2. It’s Not Always About the Numbers: Having 500 connections actively engaged with your content is more valuable than having 1000 connections who ignore it. It’s not a popularity contest; it’s about having the right kind of tribe. Quality over quantity is key. Here comes an opposing truth that is equally true… 3. Silent Admiration Exists: Some followers may not actively engage by commenting, liking, or sharing, but they…

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Thank You My Business Partners!!

It’s a wrap! Can you believe it? 2023 has come and gone in the blink of an eye – was it the quickest year ever or what? I’m not alone in feeling that this year has been a sprint; many of my peers, friends, and business partners have mentioned being in a constant rush. I had a fascinating conversation with a breathwork teacher who explained that the cosmic speed is related to the positioning of the stars. A huge thank you to every single business partner (a.k.a client) I’ve had the privilege of working with! From one-on-one coaching sessions where people shared their deepest fears, and took massive…

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It’s Christmas Season, But Not For Everyone.

As the holiday season unfolds, many are immersed in the joy and warmth that Christmas brings. The twinkling lights, festive decorations, and the aroma of freshly baked cookies evoke a sense of nostalgia and happiness. However, amidst the merriment, it’s crucial to remember that not everyone celebrates Christmas. Christmas is a magical season filled with traditions, love, and togetherness. Families come together to share laughter, exchange gifts, and create cherished memories. The joy of giving, the spirit of generosity, and the sense of community make Christmas a truly wonderful time for many. While many revel in the magic of Christmas, it’s important to pause and reflect on those…

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Feminine Impact Coaching Programme

In a world dominated by patriarchal norms, women are too often encouraged to emulate masculine leadership styles. This pressure can leave women feeling like imposters, reluctant to fully embrace their authentic selves. Introducing Feminine Impact, an exclusive one-on-one coaching programme designed specifically for women ready to unleash their feminine energy in leadership. The programme empowers delegates to: Discover and harness their innate strengths Lead with authenticity and confidence Break free from the confines of societal expectations Join Feminine Impact and start your journey towards empowered, authentic leadership. For more information, email info@maiyofebi.com and embark on a transformative leadership experience.

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It’s Okay to Live a Simple Life

I recently posted on LinkedIn about how it’s okay to live a simple life, and I was surprised at how many people resonated with the message. In our society, there is a lot of pressure to conform to certain standards of living, but I believe that it’s important to find what works best for you and your individual values. We often put pressure on ourselves to impress others, but in doing so, we may end up going beyond our means and sacrificing our own happiness. It’s important to remember that true friends will love and accept us for who we are, regardless of our possessions. If you feel…

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