Breaking Bad (habits) in 2017

It's that time of year again. New Year's resolutions for all the things we have procrastinated, avoided, run away from or just couldn't be bothered to make time for. Getting fit, stopping smoking, cutting down on sugars or alcohol are your typical personal goals, with taking that course, learning a new skill, going for that ...

Making an Impact with your Business

Making a (social) Impact 2016 has really been the year of “Big Ideas” for me, after participating in TEDx, Start-Up Malta, Zest and Dream Big events over the past months. It was great to be part of creating a supercharged atmosphere at these events and uplifting to see the enthusiasm of young people aiming to turn ...

International Speaker Event: Andy Lopata on How NOT to get Referrals

When advertising is known to be losing steam, and social media bombardment is often overkill, the single most effective way to grow your business is through networking and referrals. “People buy from people” is a truth that is often undermined because it may not be a skill set we access easily - until now! Learn a ...

The Neuroscience of Innovation – By the UP Academy

Wouldn’t we all like to be the next Steve Jobs, or create a world-changing product or invention? However we often label ourselves as non-creative people or limit our potential because we don’t know where to start going about innovation. According to Simon Clarkson, creativity is within us all, and through a number of learnt tools, ...

To Grow or Not, is a Mindset

As a young chief executive at 26, I signed up to read an MBA, thinking that the toolkit I would develop from the Masters degree would be enough to grow into a competent leader within an organisation. How wrong I was! If anything, studying opened up my eyes to how much there was to learn, and not even ...

The Motivation Model

If you could bottle it, Motivation would be the best selling product on any shelf, because it is the fuel for all achievement. Unfortunately most people attribute motivation to a character trait or personality. We describe motivated people as though it were something they uploaded to their brain, without much understanding of where it comes ...