Do women inherently possess higher emotional intelligence than men?

I spend a lot of time around people, whether it’s on a plane, in a cafe, in a staffroom, or just general life admin. Sometimes, I can’t help overhearing pieces of conversations (honestly I’m not eavesdropping!). Some of the conversations centre around discussing partners or workmates. Often, these conversations include

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How do I ‘get’ this thing called Emotional Intelligence?

It’s not often people go around trying to ‘get’ or ‘catch’ something. We take vitamins, isolate ourselves, or label our drink bottles in an effort to avoid catching something. But, this thing called Emotional Intelligence is fast becoming the thing that a lot of people want to ‘get’. Take for

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Rising Together

I am privileged to be part of a Hood…a Sisterhood. It is a sacred community and one never to take for granted. At 53, I look back on my experiences so far and consider, what legacy I would like to leave other women coming through the generations. What lessons have

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Emotional intelligence is more than recognising, labelling, and responding to our own emotions

Building our emotional intelligence is wider and deeper than a lot of people consider. While acknowledging and navigating our internal emotional landscape is essential, true emotional intelligence goes beyond self-awareness. It encompasses critical skills such as engaging in crucial conversations, demonstrating empathy, fostering relationships, setting and achieving personal goals, maintaining

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Freeze Frame

“Let thy speech be short, comprehending much in a few words”. Apocrypha. Recently while waiting for a car service I wandered into a shop and came across a book that caught my attention and prompted the question: “If you chose to write one line that reflected your day today, what

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Going Bush

With a water sign as a Cancerian and a lifetime on the land, I am comfortable both at sea, in the bush and on a mountain. So when the Christmas break came about, I was yearning to reground myself… this time on land. A friend of mine had been doing

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Kotahitanga: Unity

I sit writing this post after a few weeks back into the work year. My heart is full of gratitude. Over the past weeks, I have worked with the most incredible people. Prior to our days together we have planned, discussed, shared and collaborated. This is hours of mahi that

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What’s in a word?

Each year people set themselves goals. To get fitter, spend more time with family and friends, get to that next level at work, grow their own veggies – the list is limitless. I tend to, however, choose the path of setting an intention for the year. This intention is not

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What does it take?

I had an inkling that 2024 would be a year of profound transformation for me, but the revelations I’ve recently encountered have exceeded my expectations. This year holds exciting opportunities for me, including collaborating with valued clients, delving back into face-to-face workshops, providing Emotional Capital training for RocheMartin, relaunching my

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Thank you 2023

I wish to end this year in the way I will continue ahead… with courage, vulnerability and a wee bit of sass. 😉 2023 has been hard… for many…me included. Weather events2023 has seen some major weather events that have not only affected the environment but have had some major

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