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2021 reflections

2021 Reflections: Go Big but Hone the Core

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By: Yekemi Otaru

Posted on: 21/12/21

We all couldn’t wait for 2021, remember? There was such uncertainty and unsettling in 2020 that 2021 felt very much like the Promised Land. As a business owner, we looked forward to coming out of a slow, guess-ridden business environment. I wrote about my 2020 reflections, likening it to a rollercoaster. 2021 delivered on some […]

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Doqaru Kickstart: An Interview with Alex Thom

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By: Doqaru

Posted on: 26/10/21

As part of the Kickstart Scheme, Alex Thom joined us in May this year as our Executive Assistant. She has been a fantastic assistant to the Directors, Sarah Downs and Yekemi Otaru. Alex works part-time and has been training with Citation Professional Solutions as part of the Kickstart scheme requirements. The sessions have included many […]

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Building Rapport for a Successful Sales Relationship

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By: Sarah Downs

Posted on: 07/09/21

In sales, it is essential to build relationships, but it takes time. Rapport is the art of building a personal connection with someone. It requires emotional intelligence and strong interpersonal skills. I learned how to build rapport as a nurse, but it helps me in my sales career. In both sales and nursing, we have […]

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3 Ways that Conversations Drive Psychological Safety at Work

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By: Yekemi Otaru

Posted on: 10/08/21

Something wasn’t right. I shared my concerns with one of the team leaders about what was happening in the group. His response suggested that I keep my worries to myself, as he reveals: “You’ll be seen as a troublemaker if you bring that up!” I didn’t feel safe afterwards and always felt like I had […]

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