Category Archives: Motivation

The velveteen rabbit or how toys become real – a New Year Story 

HERE was once a velveteen rabbit, and in the beginning he was really splendid. He was fat and bunchy, as a rabbit should be; his coat was spotted brown and white, he had real thread whiskers, and his ears were lined with pink sateen. On Christmas morning, when he sat wedged in the top of […]
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Design for wellbeing 

If we want to design a working space of happiness and wellbeing for the employees, then we have to create working spaces: That enhances collaboration Where employees can develop and be engaged in the work that they do That create a culture of wellbeing and happiness As Wellbeing Officer for one of the largest mental […]
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On learning Dutch (what helped me retain information)

Hello dear readers, I didn’t connect with you lately. I experienced loads of great changes in my personal life in the last 12 months that I’m very eager to share with you. One of the most important change is that I moved to The Netherlands since February this year, I have already 8 months since […]
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Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year

   Best wishes, Laura 

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Design Thinking

Tim Brown – about design thinking “In the past, design has most often occurred fairly far downstream in the development process and has focused on making new products aesthetically attractive or enhancing brand perception through smart, evocative advertising. Today, as innovation’s terrain expands to encompass human-centered processes and services as well as products, companies are […]
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BizcampNI – from solopreneurship to entrepreneurship

BizCampNI – a great event for local startups BizCamp is a casual unconference designed to help entrepreneurs share tips for success. Rather than featuring professional conference speakers, sessions are led by other entrepreneurs like you to give you the best down-to-earth, practical advice from people who’ve been through the same struggles you’re facing. And you […]
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The effects of music on our wellbeing

Have you ever heard a song on the radio that was upbeat and melodic and perhaps took you back to a happy time in your life, maybe childhood? If so, then you have probably experienced the almost instant boost music can give our mood and outlook. On the other hand, if you’ve ever sat through […]
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Work stress, how can therapy help

Many of us experience work stress, but can too many responsibilities, unrealistic expectations, and personality conflicts at work lead to an experience of trauma victimization over time? In my years of private coaching, I’ve seen several cases where individuals experience signs similar to posttraumatic stress as a result of work problems. In the beginning, I […]
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On lifting the burden of productivity and living the everyday wonder

On lifting the burden of productivity “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.” Thomas Edison. I hope my email […]
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Employee motivation

What drives you?   Historically, organizations have believed that compensation is the primary motivator for results, but scientific evidence suggests that the link between money, motivation, and performance is much more intricate. A new UNC Executive Development white paper, Motivation on the Brain – Applying the Neuroscience of Motivation in the Workplace, discusses the science behind motivation and […]
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