Winter Blues – Embracing Your Inner Bear

“Coldness creeps and slinks and sneaks, with a voice like metal, sharp and bitter. The forest moans and groans and creaks. That is the way that winter speaks.” Mary Oliver Winter Blues – Embracing Your Inner Bear Am I the only one whose happiness depends on the amount of sunlight available? Winter is coming… I […]

Imposter Syndrome – My Superpower

Imposter Syndrome – My superpower – dancing through life on my toes You may roll your eyes as you read this and think: “Toxic Positivity?” Surely there is nothing positive about an Imposter Syndrome. The definition of the Imposter Syndrome is feeling anxious despite being high performing. Feeling like a ‘phony’ or a ‘fraud’ are […]

Zen and the art of Land Rover Meandering

Zen and the art of Land Rover Meandering “Love is the absence of judgement.” Dalai Lama The Dalai Lama must have been talking about the partner of a Land Rover owner… What being a Land Rover owner’s wife has taught me: Patience is a survival skill. Zen breathing is a ‘Landie thing’. Breathing in… “Land […]

Take back your time! 2022 End of Year Message

My year of non-busyness Take back your time! The definition of busyness: the state or condition of having a great deal to do. The opposite of busyness, according to Google, is: relaxed, lazy, calm. For too long, I have identified with being too busy , stressed, even burnt out. My knee-jerk reaction to the question […]

Altered States

Altered States (a lighter look at Change) My dog doesn’t like change. Bumble is a rescue Africanus, surprisingly entitled, sensitive to noises and a disruption of his routine. He takes offense at even small changes like getting his bed-time cookie a bit later than usual due to dinner guests. I can relate. Peter Senge said: […]

The Hybrid Model

The Hybrid Model For most of us, 2022 has been a challenging year. Post-traumatic stress from Covid-chaos, the economy, war in Ukraine, loadshedding… We have all been impacted by the adversities of life. The new way of work that most companies have implemented, the Hybrid Model, has created new challenges. Heart warming as the reconnection […]

Silence and Solitude

Silence and Solitude – the Ying to life’s yang of chaos and adversity Why do I choose to go to the middle of nowhere for one week every year? My annual road trip takes me passed Colesberg to a Silent Zen Retreat. -7 degrees in the morning, rustic accommodation, 6-7 hours of daily meditation, self-catering […]

Brenda Scott

Brenda Scott

Brenda enjoys meeting and engaging with people from different countries and cultures. She is a native English speaker and loves helping people to learn to speak English with confidence. Brenda holds a BA degree (majoring in English), and a Higher Diploma in Education from the University of Cape Town. She has completed the TEFL International […]

Brenda Scott

Brenda Scott

Brenda believes that her clients hold the keys to the answers and resources that lie within them. She helps them to uncover the obstacles that are holding them back: from reaching a goal, or making a decision, or moving forward, or fulfilling their potential; both personally and professionally. Brenda’s core coaching toolkit comprises the “sense-making […]

Virtual Intelligence

“It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” Leon C. Megginson The “new normal” has become just normal. Most of us have adapted to working remotely. The skills to navigate the virtual world has become a necessity. […]