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  • Business Growth Summit talk by Chantal Burns

    Towards the end of 2016,  I did a talk for 160 leaders for the Business Growth Summit conference. 

    Here are some of things I reveal in this 45 minute talk below;

    • Some key findings from my groundbreaking ‘state of mind’ research
    • Why we are in the dark ages when it comes to understanding what drives leadership
    • How all…
  • Free Your Mind #3 Likes, Dislikes and other innocent Lies

    “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought              without accepting it.” Aristotle


    When it comes to preferences, we human beings have many.

    We prefer people who are like this and not like that. We prefer particular types of weather, environments or work. And if I asked you to list all…

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  • FREE YOUR MIND #2 WHY POSITIVE THINKING IS OUT-DATED : Part Two – The secret of appy-ness (BBC Radio Interview)

    Last month, BBC Radio host Mike Parr invited me to take part in a show about gratitude and positivity. After reading my article published in Stylist Magazine (Ditch the gratitude app – Why positive thinking is out-dated), they wanted my alternative view.

    You can hear the interview on the player below

    … But first, here’s some context so it makes more sense when you listen.

    At the…

    Chantal Burns on BBC Radio with Mike Parr

    The search for happiness, fulfilment and success has never been more popular and to help us with our search we have books, blogs, seminars and plenty of new technology. With our busy lives and our desire to have instant satisfaction, phone apps that promise happiness at your fingertips, are becoming increasingly popular.

    Many of these apps are intended to condition you to think more positively…

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    On Easter Bank Holiday Monday, I was interviewed on BBC London radio by Vanessa Feltz about my book ‘Instant Motivation‘.

    Vanessa wanted to talk about stress and anxiety in the workplace and what it is that helps us to deal with the every day demands that life presents. It was quite a lively conversation!…

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    Last week, Suzanne Redford and her co-host Jo McKibben interviewed  me about my book Instant Motivation on their radio show, Voices of Diversity on Dubai Eye radio.  I really enjoyed our conversation. We really delved into the nature of motivation and thought in our lives in terms of wellbeing and performance at work.

    You can listen to the podcast here.

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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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ThoughtWorks is our range of educational programmes that teaches how to effectively leverage an understanding of the core Principles behind state of mind to transform performance from leadership and change to personal effectiveness, influence and relationships.

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About Chantal

I can honestly say that I 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 leader, supporting them around their performance whether it’s business, sport or the creative industry.

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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