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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?

    in Coaching, Entrepreneur, Small Business, Success / / 0 comments

      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

    in Communication, Entrepreneur, Success / / 0 comments

      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?!?

    in Coaching, Communication, Leadership, Small Business / / 0 comments

    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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  • Tips for saving time with your technology

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    Life continues to get faster ever day. We are so reliant on technology to increase our efficiency and productivity. But did you know you could be saving even more time on the devices you use everyday? Check out this awesome 5 minute video where David Pogue gives some great tips on how to save time with your technology

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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Network, Support, Strategy

    Who’s in your strategic support network?

    in Entrepreneur, Networks, Success / / 0 comments

    Strategic support networks are all about who you have around you and how can they help accelerate your success. Women build relationships incredibly well. Lets start leveraging this skill! Who are your distribution sources? By that I mean, who are your professional raving fans?

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  • Linda Murray, Athena Coaching, Mindset, Success, Business coaching

    Do you have a fixed or growth mindset?

    in Leadership, Mindset, Success / / 1 comments

    Carol Dweck is a professor at Stanford University and author of the book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”. Carol has studied why some people reach their full potential while other people who are just as talented don’t. She talks about the difference between having a fixed mindset versus a growth mindset. She says “A fixed mindset is when people

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    Knowing when and how to say “no”

    in Communication, Small Business / / 0 comments

    Are you always trying to be nice to others at the expense of yourself? Not knowing when to say “no” creates a dilemma that’s hard to get out of. Your time is already limited and you are spending more and more on other people’s priorities and less and less on your own. You are working harder and faster and yet,

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