Seven weeks to better relationships – Part 3 – ‘TI’

by | Oct 14, 2013 | Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Relationships (Self and Others)

Our personal relationships (and even more specifically – our romantic, long-term relationships) are often challenging and go through their ups and downs. I have decided to use seven weeks to help us really take Key Steps to ‘be the difference that makes the difference’. Last week we covered the third and fourth letters of the word ‘RELATIONSHIPS’, remember them?… LAUGHTER and ACKNOWLEDGEMENT. Let’s look at the next two letters and keep taking Key Steps together to…

Nurture Rela’TI’onships (Part 3)

T – Trust: Build your relationship on trust and keep that foundation strong. Be honest, transparent and faithful. Once trust is broken, it is often broken forever.

I – Intimacy: Sex is definitely part of this but it’s way more than that. Your entire relationship can be foreplay! And although the reality of life is that kids often come along, work can be very demanding and life has many challenges… no matter what, there is ALWAYS time for a welcome home kiss at the end of a long day, a goodbye touch in the morning, a special sms during the day, etc. Life can NEVER be too busy for the little things that make the BIG difference… always have contact… skin contact and eye contact. Hold hands, try some massage or just plain leg rubbing under the dinner table is good :). And look at each other – REALLY look at each other. It’s up to you to keep the intimacy going and…

“be the difference that makes the difference




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Dr Sharon King Gabrielides, EQ Expert, Founder and CEO

Sharon is a dynamic facilitator, speaker and executive coach with over 25 years’ experience in leadership development and organisational transformation. Her PhD thesis contributed a framework for holistic and sustainable leadership development that was published by Rutgers University in the USA. She is faculty of numerous business schools and highly sought-after by leading corporates because she works hand-in-hand with them to create sustainable results and long-term success. In 2020, Sharon was inducted into the Educators Hall of Fame, which is a lifetime achievement award, recognising excellence and her contribution to the field.

Sharon is one of only three women in South Africa to hold the title of Certified Speaking Professional (CSP) – the Oscar of the speaking industry. She is also a COMENSA Master Practitioner (CMP), a qualified Modern Classroom Certified Trainer (MCCT™) and an accredited Global Virtual Speaker. Sharon is also a registered Education, Training and Development Practitioner (ETDP), holds an Honours degree in Psychology and practices as an NLP master practitioner.

Most important to Sharon is that she has become known for her genuinely caring manner, practical and transformational approach, and for providing valuable tools and that allow people to take Key Steps to really… ‘be the difference that makes the difference.’