In the midst of change, it’s time for the region’s Human Resource sector to swiftly look inside for new answers to business and personal growth, according to learning consultant, Carol Talbot.

Talbot is referring to both inside the organisation, as well as encouraging team members to look inside themselves.“Whatever is happening in your life right now is a result of the way you have chosen to lead yourself inside. Therefore, it is so important to be in touch with what is going on inside your mind and to become more self-aware to make sure that you achieve what you really want to achieve.”

She observed that change can mean an uncomfortable ride for some. “The world is in transition, and many of us may feel unsettled by this. On one hand, organisations have an urgent need for people who are ready and able to face the uncertain reality, with courage and conviction. Having said this, they also have a responsibility to help guide team members through this.

Indeed, research suggests that at any one time, more than one third of the workforce is disengaged and negatively influence the good work of engaged employees.

Carol Talbot, author and learning consultant

Talbot is a Dubai-based fire starter, considered by some to be the region’s leading Master NLP Expert having worked with more than 20,000 people across multiple sectors in her twenty year career.

“When people are disengaged, they sap and drain the energy of others, including clients and customers.  It is essential for people in the people business to ignite a positive energy,” Talbot said.

She suggests her Fired Up Formula as a palatable recipe for change, one that gives individuals the opportunity to tap into their inner leader by igniting from the inside.

Talbot stresses “the difference between lighting a match and a volcano. Light up a match, it burns for a few seconds and peters out. However, the fire of a volcano comes right from the core of the earth with a power that’s everlasting. Imagine being able to tap into that kind of power and shift the negativity. That is when you’re truly fired up.”

Talbot says that high positive energy can be achieved when inner motivations are understood. “Success begins in your mind! Discover what you’re really doing inside your head, dramatically improve your results and improve your focus and personal power,” she says.

Her first book, “Hitting the Wall…..and breaking through” (published in 2007), shows you how to tap into your creativity and find new ways forward and deal with life in more effective ways.'

Joumana Saad

Before joining SME Advisor, I worked as a producer/reporter for Forbes Media in New York. I obtained a Bachelor’s degree in Journalism and International Studies at the University of South Florida in the US. I am currently in Dubai working as Sub-Editor for SME Advisor Middle East, which is a business magazine published by CPI. You can follow me on Twitter: @joumanasaad or @SMEadvisorME and (Joumana Saad) or (SME Advisor) on LinkedIn.