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. […]

2020 – End of Year Reflection

  Time to say Goodbye 2020 End of Year Reflection The year 2020 has been a year that went from Dragons and Despair to Dandelions and Dawns. Two quotes that summarise the year for me: “The only way to catch your breath, is to lose it completely” Taylor Knott Gregson I “lost my breath” more […]

Virtual Presence

Virtual Presence Are you aware that you appear “mid head”, “nostrils only”, or “chin down” on camera? The virtual business world is becoming the future. You connect on screens, influencing – negotiating – instructing – communicating. What does your virtual presence say about you? Are you even aware that you should have one?   I […]

Brenda Scott

Brenda Scott - Pro-Active Communications

Brenda is an experienced teacher, facilitator and coach. She has a BA degree from the University of KZN and a post-graduate Higher Diploma in Secondary Education from University of Cape Town. Brenda is an accredited Neuro Linguistic Programming Master Practitioner, Enneagram Practitioner and Services SETA Assessor. She has 15 years of experience as a Training […]