A question that changed the way I connect with people

There is a common custom that goes by default  in most parts of the world: when we see a person, we tend to inquire: “How are you?” At times we ask this question because we want to connect. Often enough we ask it because this is simply what everyone is doing. At most, we ask because…

3 steps to support your team members in times of adversity

As a Training & Development Specialist in a personal growth company my work has one goal – to empower my team to thrive and grow not only as specialists but as extraordinary human beings too. Thus, recently I have been exploring a topic of failing and vulnerability as part of a work culture. My belief…

Valentine’s edition: How to break up like a hero?

When I was 13, I came up with a definition of clarity: “It’s s like a romantic Hollywood movie, where the end of the plot is more anticipated than the beginning”. While the whole world is celebrating a love day, I’d like to tell a bit different romantic story, that showed me what love actually is….

A business plan for your life

It was October 2015, I was sitting in a crowded hall full of people, listening to Brian Tracy, a legendary motivational speaker and a self – development author. I got the event ticket as a means of reward & recognition in my previous job and  came  with very high expectations and jubilation: I was about…

The sunny side of shame

It was an ordinary evening of 1960 winter,  in one of my favourite cities on Earth – post – war Germany’s capital Berlin. It was February and perhaps no one remembers if there was snow, yet given that back at the day the winters were cold and Global Warming had not reached it’s peak yet,…