Blogs

  • HAPPY NEW MONTH OF NOVEMBER!
    Published on November,5, 2013 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    November 3rd was the official birthday of POWORDFUL.  The Powordful Facebook Page was created on this very day.  No celebration goes unnoticed!! I have not celebrated it as yet, as I have some new things also taking place this month, of which I shall share with you as things unravel and progress. In the meantime it is…. Each minute, each hour, each day, each month, you have the ability to make something new or different happen.  May November be your month of propulsion, into even GREAT... Read More...

  • HOW DO WE BREAK OUT OF BOXES, CATEGORIES, TRIBES, THEM & US?
    Published on September,16, 2013 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    What boxes are we actually talking about, what categories, what tribes ~ what them and us are we referring to when using such terminologies or phrase?For most part, it is through RECOGNITION ~ in recognising through our senses, feelings, through communication, attitudes, our past experiences. These are examples of indicators or signals which trigger off the feelings of being placed in a box, categorised into tribes, colour, size, them and us.Even our surroundings and where we live can have a be... Read More...

  • WHAT AM I WILLING TO GIVE UP?
    Published on July,11, 2013 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    What are YOU willing to give up? You have to stop or renounce a negative mindset for a more positive mindset to replace it. You have to dedicate or devote yourself to something to reap better rewards. Yet some of us are unwilling to give up anything, and yet we want it all. We attach all sorts of reasons as to why we are unwilling to give up that very thing that is making us unhappy.  The reality of life is, that we have to give up something for another thing in replacement.  We have to gi... Read More...

  • WHY ARE YOU STILL HOLDING ON TO THIS ‘STUFF’?
    Published on June,8, 2013 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    TELL ME HOW MUCH LONGER CAN YOU CONTINUE TO CARRY THIS ‘STUFF’? There is a side of us that wants to continually hold on to ‘stuff’.  Stuff from the past, stuff of material value, stuff of immaterial value, stuff of monetary value, stuff made of gold, stuff made of wood…simply hoarding ‘STUFF’. The ‘stuff’ you do not ever want to hold on to forever, is the ‘painful stuff’.  The ‘painful stuff’ from your past, that you refuse to deal with, will plague your future.  I... Read More...

  • MY HEARTFELT CONDOLENCES
    Published on May,27, 2013 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    Dear ReaderFirst I would like to say that I am sorry to hear about your loss, and send you my heartfelt condolences, including waves of love.Loss and grief is something that we are all going to experience at certain stages of our lives, and no one is immune to it. It will never be easy to lose a loved one, whatever the circumstances, and no matter the age.I feel that our experiences albeit loss or otherwise, is to be shared, which in turn, will help you (the Giver) to heal, and others too (the R... Read More...

  • What LABELS do you use as an identifier of who you are?
    Published on March,27, 2013 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    Some of us have the misconception that the LABEL on a jar is more important than the contents.   We tend to forget that the label is solely an external identifier, and what really matters is the contents ~ what is on the inside of the jar.We are giving labels at birth, labels whilst growing up, labels by our friends, labels in our relationships, labels in our marriage, and labels during our entire life.We are daily being pigeon-holed into categories, and labelled.  What sorts of labels are ... Read More...

  • Where are you now in the ‘Traffic Lights of Life’?
    Published on January,31, 2013 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    Redis an indication that it is compulsory for you to STOP.  The truth is that if, you ignore the ‘Red’ light, it may be hazardous both for you and others.When you are forced to stop, there are times, when those negative irritants from the past, can build up in your mind, and leave you with a sceptical viewpoint about life or aspects of your life. Whatever the case, having to STOP at a ‘Red’ light is part of the many trails sent to test our endurance, and ability to remai... Read More...

  • Reflective Moments!
    Published on December,30, 2012 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    Upon Reflection of 20-12 As 2012 draws to a close, upon reflection what would you say were your highlights or your lows around your personal life, your business, your career, your relationship, your finances etc? -> Did you find yourself going through difficult times? -> Were you playing mediocre because you were too afraid to play fabulous? -> Did you lose your job or made redundant and finding this difficult to cope with? -> Were you having to ‘cut your coat, accordi... Read More...

  • What’s obstructing your Pathway?
    Published on November,16, 2012 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    Unblocking Your Pathway When there is a blockage in the pipes at home, there are generally several factors that may have caused it.  Whatever the case, the blockage is most likely caused by an external source, which in turn caused an internal malfunction (the blockage).  You have to release this blockage or else, further damage may be caused in other parts of the system. Using this analogy: -> What do you believe is the cause of the glitch in your business? -> What do you think ... Read More...

  • Could it be time for a Makeover?
    Published on October,3, 2012 | Olive Guillais-Lazure

    As we welcome approach yet another, I hope that this a month full-filled with great expectations.To get you started, and moving towards having a full-filled month consider the following:Could it be time for a Makeover?Having a ‘makeover’ is not just superficial, where we have an external uplift only. A makeover also involves an ‘Internal Uplift’. An ‘internal makeover’ is where we aim to transform ourselves from the inside, altering our thought pattern, which will inevitably define... Read More...

Client Testimonials

  • Once again thank you for the excellent training.

    I found the presentation of the high level workflow very helpful. It enabled me to understand the organisational structure, the core duties for each section, the authorising procedure and the work processes required to achieve desired outcomes. This diagrammatic overview is worth more than a 1000 words and helps provide a mental picture of the ‘grand design’.

    Being able to formulate these concepts in the way in which you did; displayed an ability to empathise with newcomers and empower them to effortlessly connect with the workflow more speedily. If I had not received your information at the time that I did; it would have taken longer for me to process overall procedures.

    Also highlighting key concepts to manage data processing prevented overload and helped me understand core tasks I need to master in order to establish a baseline of future success.

    Your assistance has been invaluable.

    Andrew
  • I attended the ‘How comfortable are you shrinking to fit’ through business/personal life’ Workshop. It was the jump start I needed. I knew I had lots of skills and experience but I lacked the motivation. I was stuck and shrinking by the minute. The workshop helped me to release any negative doubts and to fulfill my potential. I left the workshop excited about creating a life without limits’. Thank you Olive you are an inspiration.

    Bev
  • Olive has an empathetic and encouraging coaching style. Olive has helped me become more self aware and to vocalise thoughts and put actions into place to help me move forward with my goals. I have enjoyed working with Olive as my coach.

    Clive
  • Brilliant and very professinal coaching sessions that I was looking forward to. They helped me to define my goals and made me very motivated to carry out the tasks necessary to reach them. Thanks to Olive’s positivity my outlook on life in general and on my abilitieis to achieve my goals, is now very positive, leading to an increased enthusiasm, focus and energy.

    Catherine
  • Very powerful conversation there with Kamara. I loved it. Olive you have a very good voice for media & you instil confidence in the interviewee.

    Spiwe
  • Before you even started your presentation, your positive energy was felt in the room. During the presentation, I felt I had went through a self discovery journey. Also, I have found answers to what was holding me back.
    After the presentation, I felt very happy and physically a lot lighter than before.

    The next morning, I woke up feeling very refresh and I was able to focus and get tasks done which would normally take me a couple of weeks to do, which it took me a couple of hours.

    Maria
  • Olive has a very unique ability to address the key issues and was able to help me determine (for myself) what I needed to do in my life to achieve the goals I had set out at our initial session.

    Anthony
  • Olive was clear in making sure I considered and exercised all options and tools available to me to which could help with managing my time. After each session I was encouraged to go away and think about my options, write them down in conjunction with statements so that, not only my mind was conditioned to think more optimistically about tasks that lay ahead, but also I became active in making sure that outstanding tasks were completed.

    Soodesh
  • The coaching has really helped me in achieving my goals. It has helped in putting my business in the right perspective. It has also helped me to stay focused, and to have a more positive attitude.

    Olive has really helped me to discover who I am. Now I can put things down on paper and take action, and to avoid procrastination as much as possible. Big thank you to you Olive for helping me discover myself.