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My new take on motivation

Motivation is the one topic that constantly comes up in coaching sessions or conversations with friends and colleagues. Motivation to get things done, motivation to finally tackle an uneasy task or motivation to work out regularly. I also noticed that motivation is hardly mentioned when people talk about something they accomplished. Generally people do not…

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How to achieve your goals in 2020

Most new year’s resolutions are personal and related to doing more or less of something: exercise more, drink less, eat healthier, lose weight. This year there was one more topic on the top ten resolution list for 2020 which is not only inspired by the pursuit of our personal well-being, but for the greater good:…

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Why greeting makes you feel at home

I move a lot. About every 3 to 4 years I move. I move cities, I move countries and sometimes even continents. And every time I build a home for my family. Something to hold us, to give us the feeling of safety and belonging. We always move with our furniture and I sometimes joke…

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Coach and Intercultural Trainer

One of the most effective ways to learn about yourself is by taking seriously the cultures of others. It forces you to pay attention to those details of life which differentiate them from you  — Edward T. Hall Hi, I am Heike, a coach and intercultural trainer, an internationally experienced business woman, a world traveller and…

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Always giving your best versus taking part is everything

Recently I watched a children’s dance presentation at a local carnival event in Southern Germany. About 400 people had gathered in the town hall dressed in their favourite carnival costumes. First the kindergarten kids performed a song in a circular movement matching lines of their song with certain moves of hands and body. Later the…

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