Author Archives: Barbara Clifford

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If you don’t have a problem, your business won’t grow

When I run training events, workshops or deliver coaching to people, and have a really good experience, I feel really good about it.  Do you feel that way? You feel really pumped, you think to yourself, "that was awesome, that … Read more

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Thank you

Why We Need to Say Thank You

A subtle, but very important tool in business is saying “Thank You”. Don’t underestimate the power of showing your appreciation and what it can do in terms of marketing and promotion. Saying Thank You can build: Rapport Trust Stronger Relationships. … Read more

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How to Destroy Your Heroes to Boost Your Confidence

There have been times in my life where I have put people up on a pedestal where I thought “Wow you are just so amazing. You've got so many skills and you're so extraordinary, talented, beautiful, good-looking, professional or confident. … Read more

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3 Shortcuts to Building a Strong Team

These days everyone is busy! Regardless of who we are and how much we need to accomplish, we all have just 24 hours each day. Deduct the hours we need for sleep and it doesn’t leave us much time to … Read more

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Quieten That Busy Mind

Brain Noise & Multitasking I recently watched a performance of Queen performing live at Live Aid: Wembley London, 1985. Freddie Mercury had the audience in the palm of his hand. He had the attention of everyone in that audience. It … Read more

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If you’re having a shitty day….

If you’re having a shit day, this blogs for you. Warning this blog will use swear words because I’m going to tell it like it is. Have you ever had those days where you just feel like shit? You might … Read more

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3 Secret Ways to Strengthen Your Resilience

There are some fascinating secrets about resilience that people are not aware of that are actually backed by science. Recently, I attended a workshop in Alice Springs for women focused on Women in Leadership. The speaker was from Darwin and … Read more

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Dealing with Negativity

Dealing with Negativity With One Simple Phrase

Many people come to me for stress management coaching when they find themselves in a new environment, they're in a new role of leadership or new management, they may even be a new parent or have a new job.  Yet … Read more

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7 Life-saving Tips for Surviving a Performance Management Meeting

If you've ever found yourself being called into a performance management meeting, you know the anxiety that you can experience. That feeling that you're going to be criticized and reprimanded, and pulled to pieces for the quality of your work. … Read more

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The Power of One, The Courage of Few

How would it feel to move 78,000 people? To feel inspired to be authentic, even if it’s a little confronting. To make an impact like that, you need to not only let go of fear but judgement as well. Photo … Read more