• Linda Murray, athena coaching, business coaching, executive coaching

    8 Great Traits of Successful Women in Leadership (Part 1 of 3)

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    Around this time last year, most likely in celebration of International Women’s Month, Forbes released an article featuring 8 Leadership Lessons From The World’s Most Powerful Women. Well, it’s that time of the year again, and with the recent forward and upward strides women have been making in industries and areas of discipline around the world, what better way to

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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Miss Muddy

    Pretty Muddy Awesome

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    On Sunday, a group of gals got together, emblazoned in Athena Coaching T-shirts to compete (aka, play) in the Miss Muddy run  ( – “a fun celebration of women, for women”. It’s a very light hearted 5km run with obstacles, mud, foam and of course, cannons spraying pink paint! Proceeds from Miss Muddy go to various women’s charities such as Fitted

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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Small Business, Success

    The Battlefield of Your Small Business

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    Sometimes going into business is like going into a battlefield. To win, you have to overcome not just your “enemies” (competitors) but also overcome major hurdles and obstacles. I’m sure you’d feel pretty confident if you had an army behind you and you yourself were cruising in a heavy-duty bullet proof tank. But what if you’re the “little guy?” The

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  • Athena Coaching, Linda Murray, Strategy

    The business of Sochi downhill skiing

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    What can we learn from the Sochi downhill skiers? Watching these guys and gals in Sochi throw themselves down the mountain on skis is exhilarating. It made me think – we can learn so much from these elite athletes in relation to business. These skiers absolutely attack the mountain with the same commitment that we should be dedicating to our

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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Executive

    4 Game Changing Keys to Climbing the Corporate Ladder

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    When we hear “Climbing the Corporate Ladder” we get a mental metaphorical image of a clean factory-produced precise safe set of steps. In actual fact, most executives would liken their experience of climbing the corporate ladder more like rock climbing – it’s more like a rough, edgy, menacing piece of rock where few dare to climb and fewer still, reach

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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, NAB Awards, Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year

    So, You Want To Be An Entrepreneur?

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      I just found out last week that I was (anonymously) nominated in the NAB Women’s Agenda Leadership Awards as Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year. I have been at this whole “entrepreneur” thing since I was 22 years old, but to tell you the truth, I am always still pleasantly surprised when such recognition and honor come my way. It

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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Joy, emotional intelligence

    Joy Jar

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    Create a “Joy Jar” for 2014! Every time something great happens, write a little note and place it in the jar. This could be: a win at work a powerful conversation a compliment a LOL (laugh out loud) moment a beautiful experience whatever lights up your day Fill  the jar throughout the year, then open it on 31st December and

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  • Athena Coaching, Linda Murray, Branson Centre

    Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship

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    The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship is a wonderful initiative essentially created to foster taxpayers. South Africa’s population is 52 million, however only 9 million are taxpayers. The Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship was created to encourage and support budding entrepreneurs to success, therefore becoming the future taxpayers and employers of South Africa. It runs a number of programs each year which

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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Success, Legacy, Beliefs

    Mandela’s legacy

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      What a privilege to have been in Johannesburg the week of Mandela’s passing. What an incredible man who stood for what be believed in, no matter how great the consequences. He was determined to build a better nation, a safer, more equitable home for his people. Even after 27 years punishment for his beliefs, he still embodied a humble

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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Supportive Communication

    You said what?!?

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    Have you ever been in a situation where you need to have a difficult conversation and you’re just not sure how best to tackle it? We all have! The mistake people often make is going into such a conversation with the need to be right. Trying to convince someone that you are right often does 2 things … they feel

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