Why you should seriously consider business coaching this year

Diederik van Niekerk

Diederik van Niekerk has years of business experience, both in local and international markets. In 2014 he qualified as a Business Coach with ActionCOACH and since then he has had great success stories in the central region. Woman and Business interviewed the coach to find out: What is business coaching all about, and should we consider? Why does every Businesswoman need a business coach? Coaching by definition means to help someone achieve a desired result. Just like any top athlete never stops using a coach, no business owner should be…

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Dressing from the inside out

  “Dressing from the inside out” – is the styling approach the Cheekifig Brand visionaries apply when extending a personal brand.  When we were asked to style these phenomenal industry change-agents for the the Jaclyn Ivy Beauty Collection’s #FirstImpressions campaign, there was an immediate, natural synergy.  In business, as in life, we get one chance for a first impression.  Ideally, this #Firstimpression should portray exactly who we are, what we stand for, and what we believe in.  Authentic.  Our exciting task was to demonstrate what that looks like for each of these…

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#firstimpressions 

A few seconds. That is all it takes for someone to decide what they think of you. To form a first impression. Yes ladies- the reality is, We do judge a book by its cover. By definition, a first impression is the event when one person first encounters another person and forms a mental image or idea of that person. Impression accuracy of course varies depending on the observer and the person encountered. Two new studies presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in…

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Megan Smith: A passionate take on success

Megan Smith is still a newcomer in the tough world of business, but already has big plans for the future. At the young age of 23, she has already learnt that hard work and unwavering passion is the key to her success – and she is determined to achieve her dreams. Born and bred in Bloemfontein, Megan is the owner of Anderson 4 Eyecare, an optometry business with two practices in the city of roses. “If you choose a career that you truly like and that you have a passion for,…

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The benefits of learning in business

There is a well-known saying that goes ‘you are never too old to learn’, and that rings nowhere truer than in the business world. The business world is a fast-paced environment where the goal posts are constantly shifted and things can change overnight. Business men and women who are willing to learn and are constantly looking for opportunities to improve their knowledge and hone their business skills, are automatically better equipped to adapt to the changing environments. Of course MBA’s and other tertiary degrees and diplomas are wonderful ways to…

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