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From managing the employee experience to managing the employee lifestyle experience

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected everyone differently. What do organisations do when a contingency plan of ‘expect the unexpected’ falls short of offering practical advice for employees on how to deal with the crisis at hand?

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Sandra Bullen – Chief Marketing Officer

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The subtle dangers of an over-protective leader

Dr. Mara Klemich shares how even the best of intentions needs to be appropriately focused and how a 'once size fits all' approach can be limiting...

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Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist

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True leadership minus the sarcasm

“But I am the way I am because I care—what’s wrong with that?” Stephen Klemich unpacks Jamie's story, and how sarcasm was putting the brakes on his relationships, both at work and closer to home.

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Stephen Klemich – Founder

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Locked in by loyalty

John was a breath of fresh air. Over the years he formed deep attachments across the business and the management team had become dependent on his support. When it approached the natural time for John to spread his wings it became a deeply emotional situation. Stephen Klemich shares John's story and explores how a positive attachment to what was wanted, got in the way of what was needed.

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Stephen Klemich – Founder

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It’s time to rock the boat

Sally was ready for development but people who worked directly with Sally were left with an overriding sense of someone who had not anywhere near fulfilled her potential. Dr Mara Klemich unpacks Sally's story and how her self-limiting thinking and behavior was holding her back.

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Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist

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Character in crisis: Rethinking wellness in the light of Covid-19

While the current pandemic has wrought all kinds of turmoil across the globe, it's also inspired acts of courage, compassion and kindness

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Sandra Bullen – Chief Marketing Officer

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Brain drain: What is it and how do you beat it?

At Heartstyles we know full well that mental processes usually hinge on physical ones. Brain drain is a case in point...

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Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist

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What's wrong with a little competition? Plenty, actually.

Competition. It's the force that – perhaps more than any other - shapes the world around us. Which is why it often comes as a surprise to discover that competitiveness is among the most harmful traits for anyone - especially a leader - to have.

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Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist

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‘Sarcasm is holding me back? Yeah, right!’ Overcoming a hidden hurdle to leadership

For many of us, sarcasm isn't so much a character trait as a cultural norm. It underpins huge amounts of our humour. And nothing brings people together like a good laugh, right?

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Dr. Mara Klemich – Founder & Consulting Psychologist

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Getting it out in the open: Heartstyles' experiential outdoor programmes

Co-founded by an experienced mountaineer, natural settings have been a big part of Heartstyles from the very beginning. But the outdoors doesn't just inform our thinking - we actually use it as a development tool...

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Ross Orwin – Client Services Director

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