Leaders set the agenda for the future. Leadership is both a very private & public journey.

Here are a few thoughts to support that journey:


How to prep yourself up before a presentation?

Whether you’re gearing up for a business pitch, a conference presentation, or a classroom talk, these tips will help you deliver a memorable and engaging performance

What is active listening?

Learn how to elevate your leadership game, foster a culture of trust, and propel your team’s success by mastering the art of truly connecting through active listening.

How to Unlock your resilience?

In this short video, I share with you what is resilience, how to unlock it and get better at it.

Unlocking Psychological Safety: 7 statements to check how supportive is your environment

Whether you’re at work, school, or within your social circles, understanding and fostering psychological safety is essential for open communication, collaboration, and overall well-being.

Unleashing the Power of Curiosity: 3 Game-Changing Phrases to ignite your team’s potential

In this video, we’re diving deep into the art of building curiosity and harnessing its incredible power to develop your business potential.

Unlocking Success: The Power of Psychological Safety

Join me in today’s video as we unravel the game-changing concept of Psychological Safety and discover its profound impact on personal and collective success!

Learn 5 Essential Tips on How to Disagree with Someone More Powerful than you

From framing your perspective respectfully to using compelling evidence, we’ll equip you with the tools …

Transforming Turmoil: Your Guide to Inner Calm in the Midst of Conflict

In this video, we’re sharing what happens to your body & mind when you experience conflict …

Behind the Façade: The Hidden Costs of Inauthenticity in the Workplace

In this video, we shed light on the emotional, mental, and professional challenges that stem from not …

DEI : Why do diverse teams sometimes face hurdles? and what should we do instead

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion is one of the most talked about topics. Yet many will tell you that …

Unlocking Ultimate Happiness: Discover the 7 Essential Elements for a Joyful Life!

Happiness is a state we are all after.
It is a profound and lasting sense…

It’s time to redefine career development

When it comes to career development, forget about the traditional ladder …

Ignite Creativity: 5 Tips to Supercharge Your Team’s Innovation

In this video, we share proven strategies for leaders to boost creativity and drive …

Introducing Yourself: Making a Great First Impression

In this short and insightful video, learn the essential steps to introducing yourself …

Confirmation bias: The danger of seeing what we want to see.

We’re all subject to confirmation bias. In this video, I explain what it is and why…

With DEI, where do we start ?

In this short video, I share with you why DEI starts with I(nclusion)….

5 tips to build your personal brand

In today’s world, everyone is a brand. Your image impacts the first impression…

What is the nature of your disagreement?

Value based leadership is a leadership approach that is centered around guiding…

The Power of intent

Imagine yourself 3 years from now ! You have all that you wished for…

The difference between opinion and advice

Very often people use interchangeably opinion and advice…

This is the ONE key ingredient to effective communication

So many struggle when thinking of communication: which words to use, …

5 tips on how to structure feedback

Giving feedback is part of our everyday life…

5 tips to craft your leadership story

Personal leadership stories help define who you are and how others…

Feeling Overwhelmed: Here are 5 tips to support you

Feeling overwhelmed can be a common experience, especially…

How to disrupt the pattern in your career in order to grow

There is a pattern in everyone’s career. When things change…

It s not about saying to speak up but about psychological safety!

While encouraging employees to speak up is important, simply telling…

Here are 6 tips to help you re-energise a depleted team

Building, developing and maintaining a high-functioning team is important….

These are your leadership KPI’S

We all have business KPI’s that are fundamental to your success….

Here are 3 tips to help you land your message

Being a great communicator is fundamental to personal and career success…

A little tip on how to review a problem when you feel stuck

We all deal with problems everyday, both at work and in our personal….

Happy New Year

As we are looking forward to 2023, let’s remind ourselves…

How to influence decision makers

Influencing is part of every day life. If you want to make…

This is why we all need a sponsor!

Quite often mentorship and sponsorship are confused….

This is how you can change

Implementing successful change is one of the biggest problems…

Here is why you need focus on being Kind and not Nice

Many believe that we should always be Nice – especially at work…

4 Tips to help you achieve your goals

We can all start a project, a race, a transformation, but not all of the people that start…

4 tips for leaders to prevent burnout

With this permanent push to over do things, burnout is now at the center of our culture.

Just imagine yourself 3 years from now

Imagine yourself 3 years from now ! You have all that you wished for…

What is essential to give a great presentation ?

Giving presentations is something we do regularly at work. Yet not many give…

4 questions to ask yourself when about to make a decision

Decision making is hard sometimes. Following our intuition may in some…

5 tips to help you manage anxious thoughts

In a world filled with complexity, anxiety starts welcoming itself in our life. Managing….

5 Things Employees need to perform at work

Performing at work is a standard expectation. Often the focus is on the employee….

5 tips to engage in emotional conversations at work

All humans bring emotions into every room they occupy. So as leaders, we are going to…

5 questions to ask your new boss

The most important relationship to get right when starting a new job is the one with your boss…

4 tips to build the Career you want

A successful career doesn’t happen by chance ! It takes careful & strategic planning…

What is your definition of success ?

Many define success metrics as having a combination of power and wealth.
Yet, despite having those 2 …

3 tips to create stellar teams

🌟 Teams are the essence of organisations
🌟 Teams make magic happen
🌟 None of us is as smart as all of us

The impostor syndrome paradox

In this video, I wanted to share with you a few thoughts about the impostor syndrome …

5 things you can do to be a better boss

Being a good boss isn’t easy !
In this video, I share with you 5 tips to help you becoming a better one !

You must be the change you want to see !

As 2021 is arriving to an end and that we are looking forward to this new year. In this video, I share with you a few thoughts about change and social impact.

How to develop your best self ?

94% of millennials reported making personal improvement a commitment. In this video, I share with you the 5 steps that any development path requires and the 3 questions to answer !

The Elevator’s pitch

It takes about 45 seconds for someone to decide if they will keep on listening to you and invest in you.

How writing can improve your mental health !

Mental health includes our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. It affects how we think, feel, and act.

The power of reframing thoughts

Our behaviours are consistent with how our identity is structured.
We become what we think and what we feel.

How to ask for help at work ?

Needing help at work is totally normal, but asking for assistance can be tricky to do without alienating or annoying anyone.

3 questions to ask to help your team solve problems

As a manager/leader, it can be tempting to share an answer to a problem that’s perplexing your team.
Instead of giving them answers, ask them these 3 questions.

3 tips to improve your leadership

Leadership is a responsibility to do more.
Leadership is not about you, but it all starts with you !

What makes someone credible ?

Credibility comprises the objective and subjective components of the believability of a source or message.

What are 3 elements true to the world ?

Watch this video to remind yourself of what do we always need to keep in mind while designing change…

Emotions at work

To succeed in today’s work environment, says Daniel Goleman, author of Working with Emotional Intelligence, it’s important to understand our emotions…

What to do to make people remember your message ?

Dear Risers,
Communication is key. Here I am sharing with you a few tips to structure your message to make sure your audience remembers what you told them 😉 !

How do you frame your questions ?

If you don’t ask the right questions, you don’t get the right answers.
A question asked in the right way often points to its own answer.

What is Allyship ?

Dear Risers,
Allyship is one of the buzz words that we hear a lot, but what does it actually mean, and what does it imply ?

The ABC of what makes a good meeting

Dear Risers !
In this short video, we share with you a few thoughts on what you need to prepare for a good meeting.

Reaching the Finish Line

We can all start a project, a race, a transformation but not everyone will finish it.

Self-Talk Tips

Researchers estimate that we think about 50,000 to 70,000 thoughts a day.
To which voice are you giving power inside your head !

The power of the belief system

Internal beliefs are powerful. As they are within us they lead our journey. While some support us to thrive, others sabotage us, and interfere with our potential.

Compassion : How will you decide to lead ?

Quite often we forget how compassion is powerful.
Thank to it, we grow, create our vision, catch our dreams, engage in our passion.

The power of asking questions

“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.” ― Voltaire
Questions are powerful, through this video we share with you why !

What did you learn about yourself in 2020 ?

2020 has shaken us in many ways. Through challenges and discomfort, we grow.
My dear risers, this your story !

The 1% rule

What is in the way of making you achieve your goals ?
In this video, we share with you a few thoughts to help you reflect and take a step forward.

There is no age to drive change, innovate, transform

Dear Risers,
There is No Age to transform the World!
You are never too young and never to old to #drivechange and #challengeboundaries …

The gifts in the challenges we face

The last months have been challenging and have requested that we keep demonstrating permanent resilience …

Rethinking stress

Today, I wanted to talk to you about rethinking stress and trying to manage it.
The first thing to bear in mind is that stress is a paradox…

The importance of managing yourself first

Dear Risers, while this might sound counter intuitive to some of you that consider that their priority is to first manage the business …

How we are is How we Lead

Dear Risers, through this video, we invite you to reflect on how you look at yourself and the impact this has on everything…

What’s your IOS ?

Today, I wanted to talk to you about your IOS. Here I am not talking about your iPhone Operating System but …

How do you cultivate trust ?

Trust is an urgent topic. Trust-building is a vital leadership competency. “Without trust you can’t have engaged relationships, without engaged…

What is holding you back from changing ?

Getting to know yourself is precious and can support you in finding meaning and purpose. It can particularly help you answer…

There are so many ways to look…

Through this video, in order to keep on building your self-awareness, we invite you to get some perspective on how there are different ways …

My wish for my birthday

Thank you ❤️. My wish for my birthday is that we rise together to bring more love, care, humanity and respect into this world …

How awake are you ?

Today, I wanted to ask you how “awake” you were. Here I am not talking about your potential need of a coffee, but more of how self-aware you are…

How to keep your team engaged and motivated during the covid19 crisis ?

So many things have changed in the last two months.Through this video, I’ll try to give you a few tips to support you on how to keep your …

Dream Big !

Through this video, we invite you through some tips to live in the space of the vision that you have for yourself and move towards your purpose …

A New Vision Board : Who do I want to be ?

Most of us have already done bucket lists, places to go lists, things we want to absolutely try, or more creatively vision boards where we draw…

How do you shift your Mindset ?

It might feel a bit awkward but we have control over how we decide to feel about things. Research suggests that if we want to drive…

Compassion leads to Growth

Quite often we forget how compassion is powerful. Thank to it, we grow, create our vision, catch our dreams, engage in our passion…

How To Run A Remote Team During A Crisis Like The Covid19 Pandemic ?

Through this video, I’ll try to give you a few tips to support you, as for the first time most of us are working remotely from home…

Supporting YOU During #Socialdistancing

Dear Leaders, please lead by example. Demonstrate #resilience We will support our community…

What Is The Difference Between Coaching, Mentoring And Consulting ?

Coaching, mentoring and consulting are 3 different things ! Yet they are so often mingled…

What do we offer in Leadership, how do we drive change and what makes us different !

What do we offer in Leadership, how do we drive change and what makes us different …

This is Rise & Lead ! We challenge boundaries !

Leaders mould the world we live in. Supporting them in their leadership journey will ultimately make the world a better place …


Your next management appointment is fundamental

Your next management appointment is fundamental. Why ? Any managerial appointment is a financial investment towards the future Great Leadership …

Hybrid working : it’s time to test your agility

Pre-Covid 19, working at the physical workplace was the norm with 99% expecting to be there on a daily basis, while today more than 50% expect to spend their time remotely.

The role of corporate culture when designing change

In a world that is becoming increasingly complex, one of the ways to sustain change and manage uncertainty is by creating a corporate culture that matches your needs as a an organisation.

Saying thank you at work

Saying “Thank you” and “Please” in a meaningful way are one of the first few things we teach our children

Burnout, our role as leaders

With a permanent push to over-achieving, over-performing, over-working fueled by both the perception that pushing our limits in unprecedented ways

The Mini-Me syndrome : How aware are you of this blind spot ?

While for some of you Mini-Me might resonate with the name of the character played by Verne Troyer in the movie Austin Powers …

Great successes come from having the freedom to fail

Quite often we hear, don’t be afraid to fail, be afraid of not trying.  It’s about getting out there and doing it.

How do you combine vulnerability together with leadership?

Combining vulnerability together with leadership is probably one of the most challenging things to do for a leader…

How to plan ahead and make decisions during uncertain times ?

For the last weeks, a lot of us have been operating on a day to day basis. One step at a time, waiting to hear back from our respective

How do you decide to show up, serve and lead ?

It’s been a few weeks now that our world has been shaken. Unless we are an essential key worker, most of us are working from home while home …

Leading through crisis

Today we are all together facing the Unknown.
This fight against this coronavirus has united the world more than ever …

The power of the unconscious bias

Over the last decades, women have managed to achieve so much in the workplace and yet breaking the glass ceiling still seems to be a challenge…

What if we placed the heart at the centre of leadership?

Today, men and women around the world are opening their hearts by celebrating those closest to them with extravagant acts of love…

You Are the Message

We tend to forget that the body is delivering as well the message. Teams make meaning out of the way you are…

The power of interference

One of my biggest Aha moments in 2019 was when I read this equation:
“Performance = Potential – Interference” …

Vulnerability & the power of Authenticity

Vulnerability in Western cultures is often perceived as a weakness, an open door to a potential attack by others who can then easily target us and hurt us…


Talking Respect

In this episode, Asra speaks openly of her transition from her secure role as a Managing Director to becoming an entrepreneur…

How are leaders today leading with authenticity?

‘Introducing Asra Abdulaziz joining us from United Kingdom to talk about leadership and Leadership …


‘The Brand Called You’ is a platform that brings you Leadership Lessons, Knowledge, Experience and Wisdom …