Tips to Defuse a Volatile Situation

Tips to Defuse a Volatile Situation

An article by Getting a Grip founder, Robyn Pearce. I was at dinner at an Assistant Principal/Deputy Principal conference a few years ago. As we chatted about time-challenging situations, angry parents, guardians and employees popped into the agenda. Slow things down Winton said: ‘I look for ways to slow things down. When someone comes at you with a head of … Read More

Can Efficiency Be Taught?

Can Efficiency Be Taught?

An article by Getting a Grip founder, Robyn Pearce. I was having a conversation with my 90-year-old aunt about delegation, task management and managing staff – she’d had many years of running teams and offices. She said: ‘Efficiency is a life-long discipline, and not everyone has it or can learn it. Some people are naturally efficient and disciplined. Others are … Read More

Study Tips For Students (of all ages!)

Study Tips For Students (of all ages!)

An article by Getting a Grip founder, Robyn Pearce. 1. Write down your goals When you write down your goals it becomes easier to know where your priorities lie. You can then, with greater ease, stay focused when seductive time stealers such as TV, friends or a sunny day try to lure you away. What marks do you want? What … Read More

How to Reduce Meeting Time & Save Heaps of Money

How to Reduce Meeting Time & Save Heaps of Money

An article by Getting a Grip founder, Robyn Pearce. Through the pandemic one thing that didn’t change, was the number of meetings. For many, there have been even more. Perhaps you were one of the many who felt Zoomed out! The major difference was location. Possibly you had to work around home schooling demands, family members interrupting your concentration, the … Read More

Why You Need to Lead Like a Master Gardener

Why You Need to Lead Like a Master Gardener

You can’t force plants to grow. They have to do that themselves. A skilled gardener, however, can cultivate the ideal environment and shape the conditions to create the best possible results.

These 12 things contribute to a successful orchard that bears great fruit.

THRIVE TV 073 – Mental Health in the Workplace with Gareth Beck

THRIVE TV 074 - What is Group Medicine? & Why it's Important for Your Health with Wick Nixon

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: VIEW THE FULL EPISODE HERE: Want to get notified of the next episode? Prefer to check out the podcast version of the show? ABOUT GARETH: Gareth’s background is in health and safety and he was the winner of the Emerging Practitioner award at the Safeguard 2020 awards. Over the past couple of years has focused … Read More

Our Flood & What It’s Taught Me

Picture of Flooding at Lauren's home

In case you missed it online, sadly our house (and my home office) were flooded on Tuesday 14th Feb during to cyclone Gabrielle. It was totally unexpected – we were only concerned about winds causing power outages – but unfortunately the Pohongina river burst its banks and the water came up fast.

We are all safe and well and thankfully all our animals survived.

THRIVE TV 072 – Be Kind To Your Mind with Julia Grace

THRIVE TV Episode #72 - Be Kind To Your Mind with Julia Grace

IN THIS EPISODE YOU’LL DISCOVER: We need better mental health language Stressed out brains are offline brains Recognise your wobbly point and pre-plan your support network VIEW THE FULL EPISODE HERE: Want to get notified of the next episode? Prefer to check out the podcast version of the show? ABOUT JULIA: Julia Grace is an award winning international keynote speaker, … Read More