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Aug 2011 25

Usain Bolt sees two of his closet rivals withdraw from the World Athletics Championships this week. Fastest man this year Asafa Powell and fellow sprinter Tyson Gay are both missing the event due to injury. Read On ……

Aug 2011 15
Written by personal coach Olivia Stefanino 

Looking at life as a game can bring an interesting dynamic to how we experience and interpret what happens to us…

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Aug 2011 12

Earlier this week City and Guilds release it’s 2011 Vocational Rich List. It ranks wealth among people who have built up their fortunes following an Apprenticeship or other practical qualifications. Coincidentally, just today BBC News reported that student debt is set to rise by approximately 6.4%, leaving the average University student with £53,000 worth of debt.

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Aug 2011 12

I read somewhere once that 92 per cent of the things people worry about are things that are actually out of our control…where’s the sense in that?

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Aug 2011 05

Golf‘s newest superstar and US open winner Rory McIlroy has revealed he is to spend less time in Northern Ireland after the shock revelation that he intends to rejoin the USPGA Tour and move to Florida. This news come after Rory, just weeks ago maintained he would remain in Northern Ireland, saying ‘I always see myself living there’

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Jul 2011 07

Written by: Olivia Stefanino

The old saying had it that “the clothes maketh the man” – but is that still true nowadays? When Alana booked in for a session, she arrived wearing a power suit and killer heels…

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Jun 2011 30

This week Management Today [online] has revealed it’s top 35 women entrepreneurs under 35 of 2011.

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Jun 2011 28

Written by: Olivia Stefanino

Have you ever wondered whether some of your clients are actually more trouble than they’re worth? Both Jane and Sue had been given a generous redundancy package – and after lots of discussions late into the night, they’d decided to set up their own coaching and training business. The pair soon had many happy clients…but their problems were only just beginning! Learn from their mistakes… Read On ……

Jun 2011 22

Written by: Olivia Stefanino

Research shows that organisations which encourage staff to tap into their playful side benefit from higher creativity and reduced absenteeism. It’s about far more than just work/life balance.  Laughter and camaraderie cement relationships - whether it’s between team members or salesman and customer.  And everyone in business knows that it’s the strength of an organisation’s relationships which determine its future success…or failure. Read On ……

Jun 2011 15

With Wimbledon due to start on Monday 20th June, the bets are on as to the favourites to win the tournament, and speculation has already begun as to whether British number 1/ World number 4 seed Andy Murray can beat the odds and win Wimbledon. After his recent win at Queen’s, Murray believes he can… Read On ……

Jun 2011 13

Written by: Personal development Coach Olivia Stefanino

Admit it – do you feel deep down that you can’t be both spiritual and wealthy? If you’re one of the thousands of therapists who have deep-seated beliefs that when you’re earning money, you’re not being spiritual then you’re running on a negative pattern of self-sabotage… Are you suffering from the symptoms: Read On ……

Jun 2011 09

The Times reports this week, that Europe’s health chief has warned Germany not to bandy around accusations until it is sure of its facts on the source of the E. coli bacteria food poisoning outbreak. Read On ……

Jun 2011 08

This weekend some of Britain’s most elite swimmers are about to compete in The 2011 British Gas ASA Championships – in one of the gala’s most competitive entry lists in recent history. Read On ……

Jun 2011 07

Personal development specialist Olivia Stefanino – author of the book “Be Your Own Guru” – looks at love, life and relationships…

We all count the pennies at this time of year as we try to work out how to afford that all important holiday. Perhaps that’s why I’ve had numerous friends and colleagues with just one topic on their mind: money! Actually, it’s not money that’s the topic of conversation, but rather the lack of it… Read On ……

Jun 2011 06

26 year old Rafael Nadal, ‘The King of Clay’ secured his stay at the top of the world rankings after his four-set victory over Roger Federer at Roland Garros winning the French Open this weekend. He was just a day older than Bjorn Borg, when the Swede completed his collection of six titles in 1981. Read On ……

Jun 2011 01

Personal development specialist Olivia Stefanino – author of “Be Your Own Guru” – looks at love, life and relationships…

Have you got to grips with “The Secret”? Read On ……

May 2011 24

Written by: Olivia Stefanino

It was something of a “eureka” moment. Complaining bitterly that my life wasn’t panning out in exactly the way I’d envisaged, it suddenly struck me between the eyes that if I wasn’t getting what I wanted, then it was up to me to change it. Read On ……

May 2011 09

Written by: Olivia Stefanino.

A young man whose drugs were gadgets and computers, Craig suffered from low self-esteem. Recognising that his life was currently being affected by the past, I suggested we take the opportunity to reprogram his mind – rather like defragging a computer. Read On ……

May 2011 03

Written by: Olivia Stefanino

If you’re constantly stressed, feel like you’re fighting a losing battle or are suffering from low energy, then the chances are that it’s your breathing that’s at fault! Read On ……

Apr 2011 26

Written by: Olivia Stefanino

Weary from nearly a decade of running her own stress consultancy practice virtually single-handed, Sue knew that something had to change – fast! Not only was she becoming increasingly weary with life – but the strain on her marriage was also becoming intolerable… Read On ……

Apr 2011 18

Written by: Olivia Stefanino

Anger, as some wag once said, is just one letter short of danger.  There’s nothing wrong with anger – it’s just a feeling. Stub your toe or have a run-in with a traffic warden and the chances are, you’ll feel some anger. Just how much depends on your natural disposition.  However, anger can become dangerous – and that’s when you hang on to it for more time than is appropriate.  If you find yourself talking about something that made you angry for days – let alone weeks, months or years! – to anyone who’ll listen, then the chances are that you’re hanging on to anger inappropriately. Read On ……

Apr 2011 11

Written by: Olivia Stefanino

If you’re working too hard and you feel as though your life is work, work, work, then the chances are that you’re playing havoc with your ability to be creative. When Rob, a chiropractor, booked an appointment with me he looked tired and depressed – admitting that running his own business wasn’t as much fun as he’d anticipated. Close to burn-out and anxious about the future, Rob had finally decided that enough was enough… Read On ……

Apr 2011 04

Written by: Olivia Stefanino.

Just recently, I’ve had what seems like a procession of people walking into my office – complaining that life just isn’t working out the way they want. If you’re in the same predicament, then you’ll be relieved to know that there is one key question you can ask which guarantees to get you out of the mire! Read On ……

Mar 2011 28

Written by: Olivia Stefanino

Entering into a new Season, especially Spring, is in many ways exciting, as it feels as though you’re embarking on a fresh start – but as always with any milestone, there’s also a nagging feeling that “this can’t be all there is…” Read On ……

Mar 2011 24

I often talk about dealing with baggage, perhaps it’s not that obvious that I am referring to Emotional Baggage and maybe it’s even less obvious exactly what that is. With this in mind I thought it time that I explained what it is, (as far as I am concerned) and what I mean by “dealing” with it. Read On ……

Mar 2011 11

The reality shows; Survivor and The Amazing Race are pretty popular and even the Pop Idols and ‘Got Talent’ shows have a huge following.ADVENTURE Being a musical fan I particularly enjoy the shows that Andrew Lloyd Webber presents; He searches the whole of Britain to find a new star for a new musical he is staging. Read On ……

Feb 2011 24

Do you believe that we all have a talent?

I’ve been thinking and whether or not you fully believe that statement, there’s got to be some truth in that we are all good at SOMETHING! Maybe we just need to find out what it is. Read On ……

Feb 2011 11

I bet we’ve all wondered why some people are so successful, and asked what do they have that we don’t?  When people talk about the secret to success, it’s almost like they are saying there is this hidden formula to which if you could just find out what it was, you would all of a sudden be as successful. If there was such a thing, surely we would all be doing it?! Read On ……

Feb 2011 11

We’re just over a month in after launching the website and what a month it has been!

There are so many ups and downs when running a business and it’s impossible to fully prepare yourself for the realities until you are actually doing it! Sometimes the downs may over shadow the ups and you wonder ‘Can I really do this?’ But the answer is YES…YOU CAN DO IT! Read On ……

Feb 2011 11

Happy New Year to you all!

So…it’s the New Year and we all know what that means…new years resolutions! Traditionally, the new year is a time when we all want to get better this year, lose weight, give up smoking or change jobs etc… Read On ……

Feb 2011 11

Outsourcing our website development overseas to India was a big mistake in my opinion; it caused us major delays and extra costs and we eventually had to enlist the help of a UK based developer to finish the project. Unfortunately, we cannot go back and change what has been but maybe our experience can help you and give you a bit of hindsight! Read On ……

Feb 2011 11

So you’ve spent over a year building your website, done a whole lot of testing, re-designs and obstacles to overcome…and you’re ready to launch your new website when the fear takes over. Read On ……