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5 tips to ease and prevent stress

5 tips to ease and prevent stress

We have just come back from a few days holiday and guess what: as soon as I stepped into the ferry to France I fell ill. I had my first EVER migraine. That means I had to stay in a dark room for the first 3 days of the holiday, and wearing sun glasses-when inside- for...

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Kokoro Consultancy is 1!

Kokoro Consultancy is 1!

August 2019 is the month when we celebrate our first birthday. Long live Kokoro! It's been an amazing ride: it all started with a conversation and an idea around authenticity. That then became a mission: bringing more humanity back into workplaces and everyday life....

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Keep calm and praise

Keep calm and praise

Often, when coaching leaders on how to engage employees, I am asked: 'So, how am I supposed to behave as a leader during stressful and high pressure times?’ It’s not easy to keep having compassionate communications and behave authentically when under extreme pressure....

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What yoga teaches you about conscious leadership

What yoga teaches you about conscious leadership

Last weekend I finally finished my Yoga teacher training diploma, after 2 years of very intense work. I remember enrolling in the course when I was still on mat leave from my last corporate job, thinking that I would have had the mental and physical space to carry on...

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Mind your language!

Mind your language!

The other day I was teaching a yoga class and giving lots of precise instructions. At least, I felt they were precise! I consciously tried not to use negative language such as ‘Don’t do that…or You don’t want to …’. Instead, I opted for words such ‘Avoid  doing xxx or...

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Imposter syndrome anyone?

Imposter syndrome anyone?

I coach amazing people, women and men, all of them are clearly successful, clever, funny, most of them high achievers, but they all have one thing in common: they think they’ve got there because of luck. No matter how much evidence they are able to find to support...

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Pausing for thought …

Pausing for thought …

In the last couple of months, I travelled a fair amount, spending a month in Japan with my family, dragging my 2 year old from place to place, then back to London and travelling again in the UK. Then I’m literally just landing to Heathrow now, coming back from...

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Leading with kindness

Leading with kindness

I never understood the adjective ‘random’ when it comes to acts of kindness- I buy more into the say by the Dalai Lama : 'Be kind whenever it’s possible. It’s always possible’. One of the things my husband and I try to constantly teach our 2 year-old son is to be...

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You are not supposed to look like anyone else …

You are not supposed to look like anyone else …

#mentalhealthawarenessweek2019 This year the topic is body image. The girl in the picture above is me at 15. I had just won my first TaeKwonDo Italian Championship, and without being fully aware of it, I had just started a long journey as an international competitive...

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How’s your Wabi-Sabi?

How’s your Wabi-Sabi?

As some of us rush into the Easter holiday weekend, I found myself walking along the river in Kyoto, appreciating a moment of wabi-sabi … Fallen leaves on the floor, pink cherry petals floating on the air, overcast sky, grey concrete buildings on the background,...

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