Mental Health: the role of organisations to improve mental wellbeing at work

Oh no, another article about Mental health! Hear me out – this is important. This topic has been at the forefront of discussion these last few years. What we have been seeing is that people have found freedom in expressing that they are not coping with the pressures of life and are experiencing varying levels […]

What’s on the back of your t-shirt?

Do you know you have more potential but aren’t sure how to unlock it? Is it the same in your team, business, and maybe even your relationships?  Does it feel like you’re just slogging away but still aren’t achieving the results or having the impact that you want? Chances are you don’t know what’s on […]

The ABC’s of Apologising: The Five Apology Languages

Have you ever apologised to someone, and it felt as though it didn’t land, or perhaps even misinterpreted, resulting in the apology not being accepted? As with most scenarios in life, there is no one size fits all – and the same goes for apologies. Luckily, Dr. Chapman and Jennifer Thomas discussed this in their […]

Sorry Not Sorry: Why you should apologise

Sorry, not sorry. Cue ‘Please forgive me’ by Bryan Adams, for some dramatic effect. Have you ever stopped to think, when last did I apologise? (If you can’t recall your last apology, you need to self-reflect, no one is perfect and right all the time. Don’t be a douche.) We sometimes avoid apologising as it […]

Tip to Respond Positively to Adversity

Simply put, resilience is the ability to respond positively to adversity. There is a wealth of research which suggests that practicing resilience can have a positive effect on one’s psychological well-being. In this blog post, I’ll share some ways to do just that.  The challenge with resilience is that it’s only when faced with adversity […]

7 Tips to Become a Rock Star at Active Listening

Ever feel like the person you are talking to is really not listening? This happens more often than you think. In fact, when we listen to the average speaker we’re using only 25% of our mental capacity. The remaining 75%, therefore, has the ability to let our minds wander. The problem is we often listen […]

Toughen up cupcake… and say thank you to your leader

Leaders have a whole host of responsibilities to juggle to ensure their team and business are performing. Sometimes it can feel totally overwhelming and like they’re being pulled in a hundred directions at once. On top of their own daily tasks, a leader needs to: Create psychological safety Keep their cool and not freak out […]

Team Building vs. Team Development

Developing high-performance teams is at the core of Credo Growth, and something I’m incredibly passionate about. So how does it differ to team building? Team building activities, like wine tasting or amazing races might bring people together to play and laugh and learn about each other, but they typically don’t resolve deeper issues or address […]

Q&A with Lise Morgan | Operations Manager at AVirtual

In October 2020 Helene and Avril did four sessions with 10 AVirtual and Prime Pixel team leads, which we call Pod Leaders.  Both companies have amazing remote working cultures that were established long before COVID-19 hit, and they’re constantly working to improve it. This is what Lise had to say about the training: Tell us […]

Why we talk about essential skills rather than soft skills

When I typed ‘soft skills’ into Google,  the results were centered around people skills, social skills, communication skills, character or personality traits, attitudes, career attributes, social intelligence, and emotional intelligence quotients. These skills are typically described as ways to help people to “navigate their environment”; “work well with others”; “perform well”; and “achieve their goals”. […]