perfect ten Sep 07, 2020

REPLAY of week 4 of THE 'PERFECT' TEN now available on Your BullyProof Life, my YouTube channel - click here. I had a fascinating chat with Colette Pienaar about Physiology mastery - and the importance maintaining an active, healthy lifestyle and 'decompressing' daily. For me, physiology mastery is all about: 

  • How I show up every day - as a mom, a wife, a friend and a business leader - always striving to be the best version of me
  • Generating energy for life - through my exercise, nutrition - my two non-negotiables 

"The day I left my job - because of a bully - I was a breaking point. After about two weeks of staying in my pyjamas most days, one morning I forced myself to get up and out. I started going to the gym. It was hard in the beginning, but I instinctively knew (due to my history with an eating disorder), that I needed to take control of my nutrition and exercise first and foremost.  If rehab taught me one thing all those...

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THE 'PERFECT' TEN | Top Skill #4: PHYSIOLOGY MASTERY | Join us live this Weds

perfect ten Aug 31, 2020

JOIN US LIVE - this Weds, 2 Sept @ 12pm - for TOP SKILL #4 PHYSIOLOGY MASTERY. My guest this week is Colette Pienaar, founder of The Goddess Academy and the Ambitious Woman's transformation coach. Colette helped me get into the best shape of my life two years ago. Her 'ENERGY for LIFE" nutrition, exercise and mindfulness principles have set me up for a lifetime of abundance, health and happiness. 

Colette Pienaar is a health and fitness entrepreneur, with a vision to help as many ambitious women as she can #RISE so they become the best version of themselves and walk in the shoes of their inner #GODDESS with confidence and purpose. She specialises in body transformations, health and wellness and is a seasoned fitness professional who lives and breathes what she teaches every day. Over the last 15 years has helped women find their fitness, health and confidence. She is driven by her obsession to LIVE her best life, to BE in THE BEST SHAPE of her life...

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perfect ten Aug 29, 2020

REPLAY of week 3 of THE 'PERFECT' TEN now available on Your BullyProof Life, my YouTube channel - link below. I had an absolute blast with Andy Woodfield & Donna Herdsman. This week  we discuss Top Skill #3: Authenticity.

Watch this short (2:45) video first, to find out why authenticity is so important to me. 

"It was a great chat. The time flew by! I am being comfortable with my imperfect self, because I am good enough. Life is a journey of never ending wonder. Thank you both for helping me to remember how full is my cup and how wonderful are those that fill it!" Donna Herdsman

Watch the full Episode 3 on YouTube >> click here 

Welcome to Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting Ltd :))

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  • Download your free copy of Chapter ONE...
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perfect ten Aug 23, 2020

This week (Weds, 26 Aug @ 12pm)  I'll be speaking to Andy Woodfield and Donna Herdsman about Top Skill #3: AUTHENTICITY. If you are new to THE 'PERFECT' TEN series and you would like to know more >> click here



"Just be yourself" That's popular work advice these days, with more and more companies encouraging people to "be authentic" and bring their whole selves to work. But when we get real at the wrong time or in the wrong way, it can backfire. That's why Adam Grant, on his Work/Life podcast with TED, calls authenticity "a double-edged sword"

JOIN US LIVE as we explore:  

What does effective authenticity look like ??

How can we strike the right balance ?? 

Andy Woodfield is committed to showing people how life can be when they have the courage to embrace their unique strengths, being the same person at work as at home. He believes that every human being has...

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perfect ten Aug 21, 2020

Welcome to THE 'PERFECT' TEN, my 10-week series on the top skills I believe organisations have to develop now - and in the future - to thrive. This week I discuss Top Skill #2: Creativity. WATCH Episode 2

My guest this week is David Lancefield

David's top advice on how to be more creative at work?

"Allow for some chaos, don't use the word, and start with the assumption that everyone can come up with original, unconventional ideas if you believe in them." 

Welcome to Marilise de Villiers Basson Consulting Ltd 

  • To read more about the services I offer >> go here 
  • To work with me >> send an email 
  • Pick-up my book ROAR! How to Tame the Bully Inside and Out  >> Amazon
  • Download your free copy of Chapter ONE go here >> Chapter ONE
  • Please note: An audio version of ROAR! - read by me - will be available soon. Watch this space!
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perfect ten Aug 16, 2020

In this short video I briefly explain the role of Your BullyProof Life - my new Youtube channel - and my role as the creator of the show. I also introduce THE 'PERFECT' TEN, a 10-week series hosted by me with a number of incredible people - all leaders in their respective topic areas (and more)! 

This week (Weds, 19 Aug @ 12pm)  I'll be speaking to David Lancefield about Top Skill #2: CREATIVITY...Creativity is a skill that comes with a lot of baggage as lots of people don't see themselves as creative, despite evidence to the contrary... we look forward to sharing our experience and perspectives with you. 

JOIN US LIVE this Wednesday @12pm! 

David helps leaders unlock value by transforming themselves and their organisations. He serves as a catalyst, strategist and coach. He has advised more than 35 CEOs, led 500 projects, structured 15 digital ventures and has 14 years' experience as a strategic partner...

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perfect ten Aug 16, 2020

Welcome to THE 'PERFECT' TEN, my 10-week series on the top skills I believe organisations have to develop now - and in the future - to thrive. I kick the series off with Top Skill #1: Empathy. WATCH Episode 1

My guests this week are Mimi Nicklin and Ed Kirwan. Mimi and Ed are leaders in promoting and developing the skill of  Empathy. Yes, empathy is a skill, one that we are all born with and can develop. It can be as simple as making a decision - TODAY - to become more empathetic. I dare you.

I am your host, Marilise de Villiers Basson. I am a performance coach, author and change consultant. I promote the integral role that people, and workplace cultures, play in creating a safe and inclusive digital economy. To read more about the services I offer >> go here | To work with me >> send an email 

More about Ed and Mimi:

Mimi is an author and the host of the 'Empathy for Breakfast’ breakfast show as well as the Secrets of The Gap...

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THE 'PERFECT' TEN... Starting this Wednesday!

Uncategorized Aug 10, 2020

I am super excited to kick-off my new Your BullyProof Life YouTube series this Wednesday (12 August) @ 11am.

JOIN ME! Register here

The series is called THE 'PERFECT' TEN. At this point - depending on your age - you may be hearing a song by The Beautiful South, and may think that this series will be about body shapes and sizes - please rest assured, it's not! ;)

So what is THE 'PERFECT' TEN?

It's the ten skills that I believe an organisation must develop - now and in the future -  in order for  the organisation and its people to thrive. I recently delivered a series of 'Future Skills' webinars for a client where we did exactly this. 

It's no secret that I am passionate about helping people thrive at work. Unfortunately I see too many people 'going through the motions' every day so I am not surprised that only 15% of workers are highly engaged, according to global analytics firm Gallup. This is a massive barrier to creating...

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Taking the F-word out of communication...

your bullyproof life Jul 14, 2020

...that sinking feeling when you're in a meeting, surrounded by senior folk, and you want to say something but you just cannot get the words out. That moment, split-second... you have an important point to make, but your heart beats in your throat, you worry about being judged, your stomach churns, you're overcome by fear and you say nothing... NOTHING AT ALL. 

Sounds familiar? 

We've all been there...

Effective communication across a wide range of media - visual, spoken, written, blogs and videos - is perhaps the most important life skill of all. Without effective communication, it is impossible to influence others and developing real, lasting relationships.

So why is it then that so many of us get our wires crossed so often?

Communication is a big topic and one that Sarah and I will unpack this Friday, 17 July @11am. Come join us!

Sarah is a dear friend and respected colleague. She has spent her career...

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Join the conversation : The importance of embracing Neurodiversity in Tech & Cyber

your bullyproof life Jul 01, 2020

The Netflix series "Atypical"  >>Official trailer<<  is a coming of age story that follows Sam (played by Keir Gilchrist), an 18-year-old on the autistic spectrum as he searches for love and independence. Sam can’t always articulate what’s in his head and uses art to get his point across in a way that feels authentic. Sam is on his funny yet emotional journey of self-discovery, the rest of his family must grapple with change in their own lives as they all struggle with the central theme: what does it really mean to be normal?

I cannot wait to speak to Sam Warner (different Sam!) on Thursday 2nd July @ 3pm BST, about Neurodiversity in the Tech & Cyber sectors. Sam was formally diagnosed with Autism at the age of 35 and has also suffered at the hands of many mean bullies.

Today Sam is a passionate communications expert... because communication isn’t optional, we can all do some work on getting our message across....

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