Positive deviants are people who diverge from the norm in constructive ways. They make the world a better place. If you’re a positive deviant, this blog is for you.

Beware this confidence trap

If you want to be more confident, no doubt you’ve tried thinking positive thoughts about …
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My favourite saying is this

Wow. I’ve been working in the personal development field since 1994. Over the years, I’ve …
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This ‘outdated’ technique will make you a top tier trainer

What’s the difference between an average trainer and an excellent trainer? Facilitation skills. After all, …
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What is self-awareness? by Eleanor Shakiba

This video is part of a positive psychology series. Find out more about positive psychology …
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How embracing introversion made me a better facilitator

Most people assume I am an extravert. After all, I spend my days working with …
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Can self-awareness lead to imposter syndrome?

Yes. There is a dark side to self-awareness. Facilitators and coaches need to be aware …
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12 tools for smart trainers: blended learning

Everyone learns at their own pace. And savvy facilitators factor this principle into every session …
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Confidence the Introvert Way by Eleanor Shakiba

“Whosoever is delighted in solitude, is either a wild beast or a god.” I think …
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Self-awareness versus self-consciousness: what’s the difference?

Imposter syndrome is a big problem in business. It leads talented people to overwork and …
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Coaching

Did you know Eleanor provides coaching for trainers, course creators and L&D consultants? Get the …
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The real reason you’re self-conscious: it’s intriguing

People talk about self-consciousness as though it’s a bad thing. I prefer to see it …
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What was I thinking?

When I started my business, I designed my own logo. It was a clumsy construction, …
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