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    -Sarah Messer, Nielsen Media Director

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  • How to be happy at work (without trying) featured in

    Want to feel instantly happier at work? Wish that people would stop being so irritating? Fed up of putting on your ‘game face’?

    There are thousands of books dedicated to showing us how to be happy or fulfilled. But what if our obsession with happiness is what stops us from feeling happy? What if there’s a much easier way to feel great and do our…

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    If you believe it’s external factors that alter how you feel at work, you should think again.

    At the World Economic Forum this year, there were a record number of sessions about mental wellbeing. But despite our good intentions, there is a fundamental and widespread misperception about state of mind and its place in the work environment. Unfortunately, this generates a multitude of myths, which,…

  • What’s holding you back? The Top 6 Motivation Myths

    Bringing you my latest articles or news based on my  new book Instant Motivation.

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    Article:  ​ ‘What’s Holding You Back? The Top 6 Motivation Myths’

    A little taste from the article: 

    “​It’s the start of a brand new year – time to kick-start those resolutions and make things happen! Maybe you need some motivation-boosting tips and tricks to get you started?…

    Chantal Burns Instant Motivation News

    On the 2nd of January 2015 my book ‘Instant Motivation’ was published and I was thrilled when it was selected as WHSmith’s Non-Fiction Book of the Month. Then last week, after interviewing me about the book, The Irish Times published a piece in their Business Innovation section and I was glad to read the following:-

    The market for self-help books aimed at those wishing to…

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    People often hunger for new and unfamiliar experiences.

    Some get bored easily and crave exciting or different things. They say they want more variety or they describe themselves as having a low boredom threshold. But in truth, the experience of new that most people crave or desire is a feeling and all feelings come from the same place – from our own thinking and perceptions.

    Thoughts of…


    The pursuit of happiness is big business. There are thousands of books on how to be happy or stay happy. And David Cameron, the UK Prime Minister has shown interest in measuring the happiness or wellbeing of UK citizens – taking inspiration from Bhutan where in 1972 they began to measure GNH – gross national happiness.

    The intention of focusing on happiness and wellbeing is…


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If you want a simpler way to be at your best without having to do more or try harder, then my new book Instant Motivation may be what you’re looking for.

You won’t find  techniques or strategies in this book but you will discover the one thing that…


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About Chantal

I can honestly say that most days, I really love my work. I get to spend time with talented leaders and different people from all walks of life and industries. One day I might be supporting a team and helping them transform how they attract and serve their clients. Another day, I’m with a senior leader, supporting them in some aspect of their role.

Whether it’s sales and influence or personal effectiveness and leadership-  whatever the challenge – I teach or share...

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    ‘I would say that anyone who goes on this course, looking back after the two days it takes, will be absolutely delighted and amazed at the difference it has made to them personally’.

    Alan Wilson


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    ‘Chantal has coached me on a variety of different situations at work over the last few years. She’s brilliant at challenging my thinking, and does so in a supportive and positive way.’  

    Publishing Director,

    Time Inc.

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    Chantal’s depth of experience, coupled with a warm empathy for her clients, makes her an extremely valued partner for anyone looking to excel in whatever world they are living in. Her understanding and application of many disciplines; from presentation to personal philosophy, ensures that whatever challenge you face, you are never left without a reassuring positive voice deep inside you saying “go for it…” If you want to find this voice, then you need Chantal in your life! 

    James Hart


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    “She not only knows her subject inside out, but she lives and breathes it too. The feedback I have had from the beneficiaries of work at ITV has been outstanding and I would not hesitate to recommend her as a consultant and coach.”

    Leadership Development Manager – ITV

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    ‘I was consistently impressed with Chantal’s approach and results. She was able to use a short amount of time to get to the heart of an issue and to help me consider ways to change my life’.

    Vicki Papworth,


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    ‘her immense expertise has helped me immeasurably in many ways….I wouldn’t hesitate to highly recommend Chantal’

    Martin Wingfield

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    “My mind went from a crazy busy space to a much more open and calmer state – allowing time to properly focus on what is important to me both at work and home. I am genuinely pleased and thankful I was given the opportunity to work with Chantal and gain this level of understanding.”

    Damon Jevons,

    Initiative and Programme Manager- Aon PLC

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    ‘Thanks to the changes I experienced after working with Chantal, my work life has become much more enjoyable. I now feel that I am much better prepared to plan and lead, to think strategically and to deliver.’

    M Tarazona,

    phD – Behavioural Economist

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    “Chantal Burns is a wonderful executive coach and mentor. I have known Chantal for over 5 years, as a colleague and friend, and have always been impressed by the certainty and clarity she brings to her work. She shares such a warmth and humour that clients relax easily and feel deeply supported by her. Take any chance you get to work with this extraordinary coach and teacher.”

    Mark Howard,

    PhD, Psychologist