It’s that time of year

By Reena

It’s that time of year when we reflect on the days that have passed, and look to the days ahead. This year has been like no other that I’ve experienced, full of highs, lows, the mundane and exciting. There are a number of things that I am thankful for professionally and personally and it is…

Advice I gave my daughter this morning

By Reena

I walked into my daughters room and noticed she was looking particularly sad, which was surprising as minutes earlier I’d heard her happily playing. She had made a decision, which to her was a bad one. She had cut Barbie’s hair off and regretted it almost immediately. Part of the problem was that she realised she had repeated the bad…

I am Reena, your training and development expert

By Reena

It’s funny how knowledge can be filed away and then something, or someone triggers action in the hippocampus, which is what happened during a training and development session I attended last week. People recall faces better than a logo. I knew this yet I hadn’t done much about it on the site. It was the…

Do you walk the talk you walk?

By Reena

I have recently started my yoga teacher training and the first few lessons have been about yoga philosophy and ethics, concepts Yogis have shared in actual yoga classes, without getting too deep. Each topic has a written assignment and quiz to check for a learners understanding of the information, with pass and fail components (which…

Choosing words when giving feedback

By Reena

Words are powerful. The words you choose when giving feedback can have positive or negative impacts, they may inspire and influence change or undo and pause progress, even result in resistance. When giving feedback to team members, students, organizations, managers, (even family and friends) consider the purpose, objective, and tone when delivering your words. Are…

Partner. Collaborate. Consult. Advise

By Reena

This is what we do. This is how we work. We partner with businesses to provide an outsource training and development team. A lot of businesses don’t have an in-house training team yet they have learning and development needs for new starters, product/service/software training, coaching, collating training material, creating training material such as videos, decks,…

You got promoted to manager, what now?

By Reena

Meet Sarah. Sarah was recently promoted to a sales management role. She was successful in her previous role as a sales rep. She helped clients, met targets, got along with her peers, and was a respected employee. Sarah and her manager assumed the obvious career advancement for her was to be a sales manager.  Being…

How well do you know your team?

By Reena

How would you describe the vibe in your team? Is there anyone in your team who dreads coming into work? Are team members all working towards the same goal? If you were to look up at your team now, do they look happy? When the team vibe is flat, people are coming into work late…

What kind of energy are you generating in your team?

By Reena

Do your team members look to you for guidance, answers, direction, a laugh, to remove obstacles and support? As a leader, the energy you generate will filter through your team. If you’re showing up to work tired, impatient, rushed, unavailable, distracted or holed up in a meeting room all day long, your team will be…