new year 2022
New Year, New Start?
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So here we are midway through January 2022 and I wonder how many of you are still feeling the hopefulness and anticipation that the beginning of a year seems to bring? I know I still am although not quite as strongly as in the early days of January. And this...
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A change and a farewell (by Ednah Khosa)
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As I prepare to leave Factor10 Consulting after three years to start an internship at a leading retail company, I have had an opportunity to reflect on how life changes – and how we learn and grow because of those changes. As children, we are filled with dreams, often big...
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Resilience and Grit
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Resilience and Grit: Knowing when to push or rest / Knowing when to preserve or stop A brief article in the international section of various news outlets, in September of this year, caught our attention, for a variety of reasons. Briefly, what happened was elite athlete, Omar Ahmed, won the...
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The Loads We Carry
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(by Audrey Riley) As I sit here, trying to concentrate on this blog and get something useful on paper, I am conscious of the thoughts running at the back of my mind and they are consumed with one thing at the moment – Archie, aka The Ginja Ninja, our ginger...
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Mental Health in an Unequal World
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(by Ednah Khosa) There is a different kind of silence, a silence we have grown to live with and make peace with. A silence that says “pray about it and you will be just fine”. October is Mental Health Awareness month in South Africa and this year we are working...
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Kerrin Miller – A Radical Activist with Ease and Grace
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By Ednah Khosa and Audrey Riley For this month’s blog article, and in the month of her special birthday, we would like to introduce you to Kerrin Miller, Factor10’s co-founder and share a little of her story with you. Kerrin’s email signature modestly signs her off as ‘Coaching Psychologist and...
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Igniting Women!
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By Audrey Riley and Ednah Khosa For our blog on Igniting Women, Ednah and Audrey sat down with Kerrin Miller, the founder of Factor10, to talk about the Women Ignite programme and why it is so important to Kerrin. In August, we celebrated Women’s Day in commemoration of the 20,000...
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Growth, change, habits and buddies
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Growth, change, habits and buddies – a reflection on the social and digital learning experience through the eyes of Potentialife buddy group By Audrey Riley ad Ednah Khosa On a recent trip to the Kruger National Park, I was lucky enough to witness a most interesting lion / buffalo interaction....
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Black Lives Matters – America: A Year On, South Africa: A Week On Perspective In Black and White
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About the Authors: Ednah Khosa is a black South African women and Audrey Riley  is a white South African woman.   Ednah & Audrey: When we started to write this article a couple of weeks back, we were acutely aware, based on our recent research, just how little has changed...
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Mental Wellness – the What, Why and How?
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The Cambridge Dictionary puts out a regular blog where it lists new words or phrases that their team have recently observed in either the written or spoken form. In their blog of the 28th June 2021, they listed the following words: Lockdown foot [noun] a condition resulting from someone having...
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Antifragility – What will recovery from the Covid-19 crises take?
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The central question for all of us at the moment is ‘How do we adjust to these Covid times - how do we bounce back and recover from all the losses and challenges that we have faced in the past year?’ By Ednah Khosa
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