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CEO / Entrepreneur / Dancer

You may have noticed my third ‘slash’. Dancer. A ‘job title’ that I claimed when I worked professionally as a dancer, choreographer, and director of a contemporary dance company, until my late 20’s. I retired, broke and injured, as do many of us….and luckily found a...

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The 10% Investment That Will Get Your Business Game Back On

Disruption. Uncertainty. Rapid technological advancement. Obsolescence. We all know that the world of work and business is changing and transforming rapidly, even exponentially. I’ve seen some form of a Moore’s Law graph at every conference I’ve attended in the last...

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Confessions of an Accidental Tech Entrepreneur

If you had told me at any point in my adult life that I would become a tech entrepreneur, I'd have quickly assured you that you were utterly nuts. I can't work my home theater system and still need help navigating iPhone software downloads: Technology and I are...

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Feelin’ Good in 2018!

“It’s a new dawn; It’s a new day; It’s a new life, for me….And I’m feelin’good.” That’s how we arrive at work after the year end break. Even if it was only a short one, the slow-down all over the world means that the usual relentless pace softens, slows, and for a few...

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Non-Striving for Over-Achievers

One of the key principles of Mindfulness is ‘Non-Striving’. A concept that I have struggled with for years, and which still, from time to time, has me perplexed. I write about this in my book, ‘IntheFlow- Taking Mindfulness to Work’, and I found myself revisiting the...

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Women’s Month – Love it? Hate it?

This is exactly how I feel about gender-labelled August. A real love-hate relationship, with mixed and conflicted thoughts and feelings: LOVE IT Yes, we STILL need to raise consciousness about gender inequality in all areas of society and life, all over the world....

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I’m done with ‘Busy’!

I’m done with ‘Busy’! It’s expected these days when asked by almost anyone how you are, to respond with ‘Busy’ (or some other synonym, like ‘hectic’, ‘crazy’, or ‘mad’). It’s the standard response, whether you’re in business, or any other sphere of society. I was at...

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A Survival Guide to Panel Speaking

Many months ago I was invited to speak on a panel at The Directors Event – a prestigious gathering of CEOs, Directors of private and public sector organisations and ‘’The Media”. Of course I said “Yes”! I was so flattered to be invited to participate that I had not...

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‘Grateful For’ – an excerpt from ‘IntheFlow’

'Grateful For', is the title of Chapter 15 from Debbie Goodman-Bhyat’s book, IntheFlow – Taking Mindfulness to Work. "Next up is a bit of gratitude and appreciation. Yes, I accept, it can sound a little soppy and clichéd – I too have heard a million times about...

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Meet Debbie Goodman-Bhyat – Green Family Guide

Making the leap from award-winning dancer to successful businesswoman, Debbie founded Jack Hammer and subsequently turned it into one of the top executive search firms in the country. The company is rated in the top 3 executive search firms in SA and through their IRC...

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Is your Business Plan a Comfort Blankie?

Jason Fried inspired me test my views on planning and goal-setting with his blog entitled 'Planning is Guessing'. His basic premise is that a plan is actually more of a guess, a hope, a stab in the dark, and that too much effort spent planning is really a waste of...

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WIFN – Keynote: ‘Taking Mindfulness to Work’

Join Women in Finance Network (WIFN) as we host Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, successful businesswoman and author of 'IntheFlow - Taking Mindfulness to Work', enjoying dinner together, and learning mindfulness techniques that will transform your year! Click here to learn more...

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Mindfulness Trending in the Boardroom

“Mindfulness is no longer an opaque concept reserved for yoga retreats and motivational memes,” says Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, author, speaker and CEO of Jack Hammer, rated one of SA’s top 3 executive search companies. “The idea that people who practice mindfulness...

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Leadership Platform – Podcast (CliffCentral)

The book: “IntheFlow - Taking Mindfulness to Work – the power of noticing the small stuff” by Debbie Goodman-Bhyat, is the leader Adriaan and Louis have a fascinating conversation with. Her leadership transformation journey brought about writing this book and a...

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