Tips To Influence The (Negative) Workplace Into A Positive One
Lizette Volkwyn is an internationally
sought-after Master Life Coach,
Published Author and a Human Lie
Detector. She is on a mission
to positively impact a 100, 000
Confidently Stepping Up tribe members
in less than two years. Lizette has
completed over 20,000 one-on-one
coaching hours, and with clients in
more than 20 countries, her coaching
practice is truly international. She
has also shared the stage with
international thought leaders such
as Robin Banks, Russell Fox and
Justin Cohen. In 2018, Lizette was
one of the top three Emerging
Entrepreneurs for Businesswoman
of South Africa and also a finalist for
Margaret Hirsh’s Businesswoman
of the Year. In 2019, she was a
nominee for Changemaker SA.
In 2021, she is a nominee for the
Business Excellence Awards for
Coaches and Mentors. She is an
international keynote speaker, but she
calls South Africa her home.
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coaching efforts, my client made a mind shift change
and made a conscious decision to not let it affect
him and immediately started looking for lessons
learned and a new opportunity.
By having a plan B and plan C, made him feel in
control and could bring his energy of hope and
solutions to the rest of the team. Before we knew
it, everyone found an alternative position within the
company and they stood tall as the most adaptable
team and individuals within the company.
2. Showcase Your Magic
Not everyone can be confident-bubbly-personalities,
however when you deliver your work with vigour,
excitement and a mentality of “watch the magic
evolve”, people have no other choice but to react and
become more positive and energetic.
3. Don’t Adopt, Change
It is so easy to walk into your office, shrug the off
vibe and choose to detach yourself to your desk,
but how does that serve your productivity, mood
and energy? Or in a remote working world, where
you don’t engage with any of your colleagues in the
Exactly within minutes, you will find yourself
miserable and everything around will be going
You have the power within to change the vibe.
Remember the magic bottle of happiness you have
put in your heart? Go and get it and sprinkle it all over
4. Ignore Negativity - Influence the
I am not saying ignore your friend in need, and show
no compassion. Do not allow the negative energy
to rub off on you. You have to make the mindful
decision to stand tall, and influence the energy by
starting off by greeting everyone with a smile. That’s
right: everyone within the negative group. People
need to feel support, love and happiness. Feeling
loved, makes you question any negative vibes
and helps you think more solution-orientated and
5. Walk with Confidence, Embrace Who
You Are, Stay True to YOU
Lastly, confidence is an inside job and the only way
you find confidence within is to embrace who you are.
Do you have a colleague that just walks the talk
and seems as if he/she is a smooth operator? They
embrace who they are, no matter the energy. They
stay true to who they are.
Thus, even if the world collapse under the negativity
of the pandemic, don’t let the pandemic become you.
Stay true to what you are capable of, embrace you
and walk with confidence.
Life is hard enough, and you cannot let life
Today is a good day to choose the right mindset to
influence the world, your colleagues and your friends.
Become the energy you need to be the very best we
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