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Ditch looking good for doing good

Aloha from Hawaii where I’ve just spoken to a fabulous group of leaders from Berkshire Hathaway. If you aren’t familiar with the name, you are probably familiar with their chairman…
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Own Your ‘Enoughness’

I arrived back from an incredible few days in Tokyo with Google to kick off their Womenwill program. The mission of Womenwill is to elevate women around the world and leverage the…
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Live From Purpose

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re someone who wants to do well in your work and be paid well for it. But you also want more than that. You…
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Who’s In Your Tribe?

Think about the people in your life who you can count on to encourage you to do more and be more than you may otherwise believe. Now just imagine if…
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Handle Criticism Better

“It is important to learn how to take criticism seriously but not personally.” ― Hillary Clinton It’s great advice. Yet if you’ve ever been criticized (and let’s face it, who…
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Suffering From ‘Best-Self’ Fatigue?

Greetings from Palm Springs! I’m here to speak at the Anytime Fitness Conference where I’m surrounded by 2,000+ fitness professionals. It’s an interesting experience that’s required me to practice my…
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Living a Full Life?

This morning I woke up (on a mattress on the floor) surrounded by boxes. Lots of boxes. Between now and unpacking them in Singapore, I’ll be living from a suitcase…
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The Building Blocks of Confidence

Confidence. It’s that elixir that all of us want more of. That feeling of being able to leap tall buildings in a single bound. It’s sometimes hard to describe, yet…
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Fighting Your Worst Enemy : Self Doubt

Don’t spend your lifetime underestimating yourself. Confronting words. And when I saw this phrase recently, I couldn’t help but wonder if I was guilty of allowing my self doubts to…
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Rein It In

I recently wrote about the importance of making intentional choices every day that helps us be our best selves. But the reality is that as hard as we try, sometimes,…
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Deathbed test

I got an email from the dean of academics at my daughters’ school notifying me that she was to be inducted into her school’s Cum Laude academic honor society. They…
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WomenWill Press For Progress

When Google invited me to fly to Japan to be a champion for their Womenwill program, it was an easy ‘yes’. First up, I’d never been to Japan before. Second,…
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First Blog – Introduction

Today is an emotional and particularly proud day for me as I write the first ever Jacq Leigh Blog post. By sharing my story, I hope to show you what…
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Conquer Impostor Syndrome

Leanne was recently promoted to head fashion buyer for an international clothing chain. When I rang to wish her congratulations, the first words out of her mouth were, “I’m just…
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Quiet Your Inner Critic

You are probably familiar with the words of my friend Marianne Williamson. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?…
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Move From Dreaming To Doing

For seven long years, Brenda Keane sat on her dream of having her own line of activewear. She had a strong feeling that there were many women, with curvy figures…
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Dealing with Emotional Vampires

Over the years I’ve been asked to do interviews on a whole range of topics but it’s at Halloween that the topic of emotional vampires tends to come up. It’s…
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Living With Purpose

“Purpose” was the word at the top of my list of “Ps to Success”, as I outlined in a previous blog: What is guiding you? Why have you chosen the…
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Creating New Possibilities

To have unlimited possibilities is both liberating and paralysing. While we at times feel shackled to our jobs, it’s also extremely daunting when the handcuffs are released and we’re given…
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