Insights


Sharing inspiration, insight and interesting ideas

Career Change - 31-05-2024 - - 0 comments
Celebrating unconventional career paths

This whole ‘having a career’ business has been undergoing rapid transformation – have you noticed?

This insight can be a bit like a shooting star … you think you see it then it’s suddenly gone again … and you’re back observing what you think is the standard ‘day-to-day’ going to work malarky. Business as usual.

Let’s take a step back to ponder this rapid change, as with most things in life, when we slow down and bring more of our attention to it – it starts to come into focus, and we can make more sense of it.

Aumida - 25-04-2024 - - 0 comments
The meaning behind my unique company name Aumida

I'm often asked about the meaning behind my business name Aumida and my logo. A lot of thought went into every aspect of it so it's really hard to answer that question quickly!

So, I thought I'd write a blog that I can share with curious people. 

Teams & Relationship Systems - 26-02-2024 - - 0 comments
Resilient Teams

When you work in a resilient team, it's easy to take it for granted. We often don't think deeply about why things are going well. We just enjoy it.

If however, resilience is down, then you will know about it. Productivity slows down, people begin bickering, and sickness increases. There's stress and strain everywhere you look. It feels heavy and tiring to be part of the team.

Nurturing resilience in teams requires a collective effort rooted in commitment, trust, and a shared vision. Working together to create an environment that cherishes adaptability, collaboration, and improvement. A bit of humour helps too.

Confidence, Resilience & Mindset - 02-02-2024 - - 0 comments
Personal Resilience

Is it possible to become successful without learning how to be resilient?

Maybe ...

You can work hard despite not being very resilient, but you probably won't be very happy. You can get lucky. You might even reach certain heights driving yourself with negative thoughts and emotions. Some people attribute their success to the darker sides of themselves. The angry and hurt part of them fuels an intense motivation and spurs them on to achieve their goals. Some people slow down or just shut down.

Confidence, Resilience & Mindset - 07-11-2023 - - 0 comments
How to manage imposter feelings & self-doubt

Imposter Syndrome has been described as self-doubt of intellect, skills, or accomplishments and is often experienced by high-achieving individuals. 

Here are 10 strategies and insights you can start using right away to manage imposter feelings & self-doubt.

 

 

Confidence, Resilience & Mindset - 08-10-2023 - - 0 comments
Imposter Syndrome Insights

Imposter Syndrome - it sounds like a disease, doesn't it? And maybe it is. An epidemic of limiting beliefs, fear, and uncertainty.

In my view, self-diagnosing ‘imposter syndrome’ is dangerous - why? Because what we think is true becomes our truth.

 

Managing / Leading - 05-08-2023 - - 0 comments
The Power of Reflection in Leadership

I believe wholeheartedly in the importance of continuous growth and learning, especially when it comes to our careers and leadership. In this blog, we'll delve into the significance of reflection in leadership and how this powerful practice can pave the way for more effective and empathetic leaders.

Wellbeing - 13-06-2023 - - 0 comments
Techniques to manage anxiety

In this blog, I'm sharing insights and techniques to help you manage anxiety. Tools that go beyond the very sound advice to exercise, meditate, eat well, and sleep well.

Here are 10 things that have helped me and my clients to understand, manage, and calm anxiety.

Try them and choose the ones that bring you relief. Keeping things simple and focused is one of my top tips. So, don’t feel you need to implement everything in this list.

Career Change - 24-05-2023 - - 0 comments
Are your career decisions influenced by your fears or your dreams?

Are you being guided by the fears in your mind or the dreams in your heart? 6 truths about career success for people who are contemplating a change or have unrealised dreams.

Career Change - 22-05-2023 - - 0 comments
Are you playing to your strengths?

It's Time to Shine.

Your unique strengths profile can help you achieve your goals and feel successful in your career and life (whatever success means to you).

When you talk about your strengths you radiate confidence, positivity, knowledge, and passion.

 

Career Development - 22-05-2023 - - 0 comments
Give effective and equitable feedback

How comfortable do you feel giving and receiving feedback?

I can tell you it’s tricky for most of the managers and leaders I coach 121 and is often a discussion point in team sessions.

If you work with other humans, then feedback is a part of your role and if you are a manager or leader then you have a responsibility to give effective and equitable feedback. However, these valuable exchanges often don’t happen as frequently as they could.

Feedback is important for career development, building relationships with colleagues, and enhancing performance.

Career Development - 22-05-2023 - - 0 comments
How to ask for and receive feedback with ease

Asking for feedback can be a bit intimidating because you're opening yourself up to possible criticism. Cultivating a positive mindset is key to overcoming the fear of feedback. It’s important to remember that no one is perfect, everyone has and will make mistakes, and there's always room for improvement. In this respect, you're the same as everyone else in your organisation. It takes courage to admit that you're not perfect. So, when you ask for feedback, you've already put yourself a step above the majority who don't.

Wellbeing - 22-05-2023 - - 0 comments
Wellbeing & Resilience at Work

As you know, I'm very interested in mental health, wellbeing, resilience, and career development. I thought I'd share some insight into why.

 

Confidence, Resilience & Mindset - 22-05-2023 - - 0 comments
3 Ways to Increase Confidence

Most of my clients want to work on their confidence. The context varies from career change to leadership to significant life changes, but confidence always shows up somewhere in the process. To move forward, we need to believe in ourselves and our ability to be successful.

Aumida - 22-05-2023 - - 0 comments
My story & WHY I do what I do

I received generous feedback from someone a while back that my content is great, but I don't share much about myself or my story. Who is Bev? they asked. I have thought a lot about this since, and whilst I recognized they were right, I am a very private person. I decided the time wasn't right, and that I would know intuitively when I was ready. For some strange reason, I opened a Word doc last week and started writing this blog - not about what I do, but WHY I do what I do.

Managing / Leading - 22-05-2023 - - 0 comments
Why spend £££ on recruitment when you can develop your existing team?

Identifying great people for your organisation and supporting them to express their talents is more critical than ever. It’s also a trendy, sort-after approach, and savvy people are looking to go where they can grow.

Teams & Relationship Systems - 07-04-2023 - Beverley Acton - 0 comments
Behaviours that destroy relationships

I want to write about behaviours that corrode relationships, make for uncomfortable work environments, and create pain within ourselves and for people around us. It’s not a sexy topic but it is an extremely important one, especially as we all face increasing pressure, change, and challenge in our lives and businesses.

 

Managing / Leading - 07-04-2023 - Beverley Acton - 0 comments
How to manage High Achievers (and yourself if you are one)

Are you a High Achiever? Curious to know if you might be?

Do you have high potential but feel unfocused in your day-to-day activities or career direction?

Perhaps you have High Achievers on your team and want to know how to develop them, or maybe you're feeling a bit jealous or intimidated by them, and these feelings and reactions are bringing out the worst in you.

Maybe you're a High Achiever experiencing burnout and in need of a reset.

This blog has something for all of you... read it all or use the headings to navigate to the information that's most relevant to you ...

Career Change - 10-06-2021 - - 0 comments
Accelerate career development with behavioural neuroscience

Behavioural Neuroscience Vs Personality Psychology.

Personality psychology has contributed much towards identifying the important dimensions of personality, but relatively little to understanding the biological sources of those dimensions. However, the rapidly expanding field of neuroscience is increasingly shedding light on this topic. Personality neuroscience is the study of how a person’s brain influences that individual's behaviour.

 

Confidence, Resilience & Mindset - 18-11-2020 - - 0 comments
Redundancy Mindset

Redundancy can be a very difficult time for some people. The 'Holmes-Rahe Stress Inventory' looks at how challenging events can impact long-term health. Job loss, changing to a different line of work and business readjustment appear in the top 20.

Research shows that our attitudes, opinions and thoughts have a direct impact on success. So, with that in mind, I have written this blog to encourage a growth mindset and a positive outlook.

Career Development - 02-06-2020 - - 0 comments
Personal & Professional Boundaries

What Are Personal Boundaries?

The limits and rules we set for ourselves within relationships and our lives. A person with healthy boundaries can say "no" to others when they want to, but they are also comfortable opening themselves up to intimacy and close relationships.

There's a healthy balance between work and life, consistent energy levels and a sense of fulfilment as opposed to exhaustion and burnout. 

 

 

Confidence, Resilience & Mindset - 11-03-2020 - - 0 comments
Self-Belief, Goal Setting and Locus of Control

Self-esteem is how we see our identity, self-belief is how we value our abilities. An overall feeling of confidence can transcend many of the challenges we’re faced with in our lives and career. Sometimes we do well, other times less well, but we can continue to believe that we will succeed in most things and in the long run. Positive self-belief creates a good impression on others and is a good predictor of success. It shows an ability to deal with setbacks and to accept both positive and negative consequences.

 

Managing / Leading - 11-02-2020 - - 0 comments
5 Steps to Inspire and Lead

Here’s a story about leadership in action.

I met a stranger at the gym which is unusual because when I enter the gym it’s headset on, minimal eye contact, I’m here to train!

This stranger managed to have a big impact on my training and mindset with just a few short interactions. I reflected on that and realised he demonstrated a powerful process that can be adopted by anyone who wants to get the best out of people around them, be it their team, peers or friends.

Leaders are everywhere, not just in the office. Sometimes they pop up when you least expect it.

 

Living Consciously - 02-02-2020 - - 0 comments
Energetic Cord Cutting

In our busy lives, we often find ourselves energetically entangled with people, situations, or past experiences, draining our precious energy and hindering our progress. Have you experienced energetic cord-cutting? When we allow ourselves to process the past and release ourselves from unhealthy energetic attachments - we reclaim our vitality, focus, and inner peace.

Managing / Leading - 16-01-2020 - - 0 comments
Are you damaging your organisation's reputation during the hiring process?

How to give feedback to unsuccessful candidates and enhance your organisations reputation.

Candidates applying to work for your organisation and with your team are often your biggest supporters. They’ve watched your organisation from afar and want to be involved. Whether you hire them or not. If you manage this well, they will continue to support you. If you fail to communicate effectively (or at all in many cases) what message do you think they will share with the world?

 

Living Consciously - 14-11-2019 - - 0 comments
Hawaiian Philosophy of life: 7 Huna Principals

Huna means secret in Hawaiian and refers to ancient knowledge said to enable an individual to connect to their highest wisdom. 

The seven principles of Huna are attributed to Serge Kahili King.

An American Teacher by the name Max Freedom Long, became intrigued by Native Hawaiian healing practices, and he founded the Huna Fellowship in 1945 publishing several books on the topic. 

 

Living Consciously - 13-11-2019 - - 0 comments
Cross over the line and invest in a Coach

Crossing over the line and investing in yourself is not as easy as it seems. There’s a lot of psychology involved when it comes to investing in yourself; whether that be time, energy, money …

Lots of people have subconscious blocks around being worthy, deserving of investment or creating a life they love. I have clients who have harboured dreams for years but haven’t been able to move into action. They arrive at my door when they’re ready to stop circling the idea and start creating the life they truly desire.

Managing / Leading - 24-07-2019 - - 0 comments
Why hiring a Coach for your organisation will turbo charge your results...

“The benefits of coaching are many; 80% of people who receive coaching report increased self-confidence, and over 70% benefit from improved work performance, relationships, and more effective communication skills. 86% of companies report that they recouped their investment on coaching and more” (International Coach Federation)

 

Living Consciously - 08-07-2019 - - 0 comments
Is coaching worth the investment?

I had an interesting conversation with a friend about the value of coaching this weekend, here are the highlights…

 

Aumida - 03-07-2019 - - 0 comments
Aumida Year One: here's what I learned ...

I launched Aumida in July 2018 and it's now July 2019. 

Despite this having been a positive year in terms of ‘achievement’ it’s been a very challenging year for me personally.

I’ve realised it’s possible to be excited, driven and achieve success whilst simultaneously feeling fearful, not enough and to keep tumbling back into a scarcity mindset.

It felt like a year long egg and spoon race.

Wellbeing - 23-05-2019 - - 0 comments
Digital Detox Challenge

Busy week? Feeling tired? Eye’s like squares?

How many hours have you spent screen gazing this week?

Why not go on a digital detox this weekend.

This will help you to think through the why, how and when...

 

Confidence, Resilience & Mindset - 27-11-2018 - - 0 comments
Limiting Beliefs

Limiting beliefs often originate from early childhood experiences and continue to develop as our subconscious mind absorbs messages from our environment, family, friends, teachers, and society. When we internalise feelings of inadequacy during our formative years, we can spend our entire adult lives believing we are not good enough and/or striving to prove our worth or to fit into a specific mould. Over time, we may forget or lose sight of our own values as we become susceptible to adopting other people's expectations.

Managing / Leading - 10-10-2018 - - 0 comments
Key Ingredients for Successful Change Management

What are the key ingredients for successful change management? 

The Human Capital Institute (HCI) and International Coach Federation (ICF) have partnered to research coaching cultures in organisations for the past 5 years. This year’s research (2018) focuses on change management and the role of coaching in change initiatives. 

 

Aumida - 27-08-2018 - Admin - 0 comments
Maximise time with your Coach

When you're working with a Coach you want to move from A to B sooner rather than later right?

Are you maximising the time you spend with your Coach? Here are some tips for you...

Interview Preparation - 13-06-2018 - Admin - 0 comments
Application Groundwork

If you're about to start searching for a new role it can be tempting to launch straight into the application phase; simply adding your current position to your existing CV and firing it off to recruiters and adverts. Whilst I admire the energy and drive, it's not the best approach. Taking a little time at the start of the process to complete key foundational stages will pay dividends in the form of; greater responses, more interviews, more choice and better offers.

Interview Preparation - 12-06-2018 - Admin - 0 comments
Craft a Killer CV

Application groundwork completed, it's time to move on and craft a killer CV. Let's dive straight in.

Interview Preparation - 11-06-2018 - Admin - 0 comments
Winning Cover Letters

Cover letters should be short and carefully constructed. If you provide essential information, highlighting what's key for the person reviewing applications, you'll secure yourself a first stage phone call if not a full blown interview.

Interview Alchemy Series - 10-06-2018 - Admin - 0 comments
Interview Alchemy: Part 1 Preparation

Interviews are both an art and a science. Success boils down to Preparation, first impressions, Q&A and finishing strong. Let's look into part 1 of 4 - preparation and top tips for proactive job seekers. Benjamin Franklin says it best "by failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail"

 

Interview Alchemy Series - 09-06-2018 - Admin - 0 comments
Interview Alchemy: Part 2 First Impressions

Interviews are both an art and a science. Success boils down to Preparation, first impressions, Q&A and finishing strong. Let's look into part 2 of 4 - first impressions and top tips for proactive job seekers. Ok, so you're uber passionate about the opportunity, you've drunk an obscene amount of coffee, you've; researched, questioned, followed, reviewed and everything inbetween. The CEO of the organisation can't possibly know as much about the place as you do. All of that is great....unless you balls the whole thing up in the first 5 minutes of pleasantries! It's not game over if you do but it will be an uphill climb from the unpleasantries.

Interview Alchemy Series - 08-06-2018 - - 0 comments
Interview Alchemy: Part 3 Q&A

Interviews are both an art and a science. Success boils down to Preparation, first impressions, Q&A and finishing strong. Let's look into part 3 of 4 - Q&A and top tips for proactive job seekers. Ask questions about the opportunity and what the person or panel are looking for in terms of skills and experience. The more you understand the needs of your interviewer/s the easier it becomes to select the right examples and responses from your experience. The Q&A is all about them understanding you, you understanding them and how well everything fits together. It's a small window and performing well is a skill in itself. Read on for more support...

Interview Alchemy Series - 07-06-2018 - - 0 comments
Interview Alchemy: Part 4 Finishing Strong

Interviews are both an art and a science. Success boils down to Preparation, first impressions, Q&A and finishing strong. Let's look into part 4 of 4 - finishing strong and top tips for proactive job seekers. You're confident you've made a good impression. There's talk of the next stage, rapport and laughing. It's about as picture perfect as an interview can be.

Watch out! Complacency at this point in the process kills job offers.

It's very easy to think 'phew, thank god it's over'. It's natural after all that hard work and nervous clock watching. However, if you're still in the presence of your interviewer you're still being assessed. Have you considered your interview technique at this point in the process? Have you chosen your mindset and set your intention?

Interview Preparation - 01-06-2018 - Admin - 0 comments
Competency Interviews

Competency based interviews assess how likely you are to be competent at something based on your previous experience and past behaviour. If you're well prepared it's a great opportunity to showcase your skills and capabilities.

Interview Preparation - 01-06-2018 - - 0 comments
How To Answer Challenging Interview Questions?

This guide will help you develop methods for successfully answering unanticipated questions in the heat of the moment.

Aumida - 01-05-2018 - Admin - 0 comments
Coaching FAQs

Frequently asked questions about coaching. If you have any further questions please don't hesitate to ask.

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