Why Leadership is a QUALITY not a gender

Leadership is all about practice - NOT whether you're a man or a woman
In the course of my job as a coach and gender equality expert, I find it fascinating to hear views on how successful women are perceived in the workplace.  A couple of week’s ago at a conference, it struck me how far we still have to go in challenging our perceptions of women in...

Why Being Authentic Is Your Secret To Success

Authentic has been a buzzword in business over the last 12 months, but what does it actually mean? When I checked the dictionary definition words such as ‘genuineness’, ‘realness’ and ‘truthfulness’ appeared– so far, so straightforward. However, as a coach, my own definition of goes further than that and I define authentic as ‘behaving...

Why Self Confidence Is The Foundation Of Success In Life & Work

At its very core of genderbuzz.com is my desire to help individuals and organisations put self-confidence and empowering behaviours at the heart of everything they do and say, and to watch as their workplaces and lives transform as a result. So what do I mean by ‘self-confidence’? We are bombarded by the idea that we need...

Men are not from Mars & Women are not from Venus

Gender stereotypes - sigh. How often have you heard the phrase ‘Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus’, to casually explain differences between men and women based on our gender? Pretty often I bet, as these words stormed into the English language back in 1992 when Dr. John Gray published his phenomenally successful...