Does Effort Equal Success?

It is that time of the year again… piles of school books to cover and the obligatory “Meet The Teacher” meeting. Not that I mind the meeting  —  in fact I rather look forward to get to know a little about the person I am entrusting my precious child with for six hours or more every weekday. Only, […]

Achieve Results with this 1-Page Business Plan

This is what Mike Tyson, the boxing champion and convict of the 1990s, famously said when reflecting on his approach as a successful fighter: “Everyone has a plan – until they get punched in the face!” In many respects Tyson’s observation is also what we experience in business…  You make meticulous plans, are asked by […]

Potential for Independent Professionals to Develop Themselves

Potential for self-development of independent professionals

Recently I did a quick “straw survey” amongst the independent professionals and entrepreneurs in my immediate network. When I got to a count of 50 replies I did a count and found the following: 98{e42095093a56873cd52ce328b684ec04090f01af8d3dd0862e56b9475caff4d7} PROFESSIONAL EXPERT By far the most of the professionals in my immediate network have been involved in their field of […]

Who are you, Christoff Oosthuysen?

Christoff Oosthuysen

How do you reply when asked: “Who are you?” Christoff Oosthuysen’s coach, Martin Jimmink, uses the model of the “Identity Iceberg” to help his clients in answering this question for themselves. Listen to Martin’s 10 minute interview with Christoff on applying the Identify Iceberg to Christoff as Business Improver and Flow Coach… Christoff Oosthuysen interviewed […]

Ask for feedback to get better results

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Would it not be great if feedback at the end of all conversations was seen as part of the usual way of doing, just like starting a conversation with asking “how are you”? Imagine this: You have a meeting with a prospective client and at the end of the meeting, as you prepare to conclude […]

Improved performance lasts through ‘self-coaching’

Foppe de Haan

I’ve long believed that managers and business coaches can learn a lot from the approaches adopted by their counterparts in sporting codes. And this week I was reminded about it again! As a recent Ajax Cape Town convert, I got to watch Foppe de Haan’s approach to managing and coaching his team. He is said […]

Are you a true entrepreneur?

Do you see yourself as truly entrepreneurial? Do you lead your teams, manage your business processes and master yourself like an entrepreneur? Use Christoff Oosthuysen’s quick test to see how you measure up. It is called the 3 x 3 of True Entrepreneurship and it is based on the understanding that true entrepreneurs operate on […]

Free Virtual Classroom – Make Most Of Your Holidays

Flow Finders International’s Virtual Classroom is offering you a FREE informative lesson on how to make this holiday fun, stress-free BUT also make your time before and after your holiday run smoothly and productively. Join business improver Christoff Oosthuysen for valuable and practical advice on how to get the most of out of your holiday […]

Get Ready For The Silly Season

Here is another BizTip for entrepreneurs who want to take their future into their own hands by making most of the upcoming holiday period: “Get Ready For The Silly Season”. Christoff Oosthuysen is the resident business coach on Randall Abrahams’ weekly radio show, Point of View. Here is another of the weekly BizTips… BizTip – […]

Do Your Groundwork Before Looking For Finance

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Here is another BizTip for entrepreneurs who want to take their future into their own hands by expanding their businesses or by starting out a new venture:  “Do Your Groundwork Before Looking For Finance”. Christoff Oosthuysen is the resident business coach on Randall Abrahams’ weekly radio show, Point of View. Here is another of the […]