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What would you do if you weren't afraid?

How would things be different without fear? If you woke up tomorrow morning and no longer experienced fear, what would your life be like? This isn't about getting rid of the fears that protect us, like those that fear pain if we jump from…

Managing people

Strategies for managing people The secret to getting better results out of others is about managing yourself better - and I realise this works in all aspects of life A course participant left me this feedback recently after completing the…

"We do not see things as they are....

....we see them as we are" So much of my work as a coach comes back to this.  When clients struggle to understand the reaction of others, why relationships are difficult, why there might be disagreement at meetings, in teams. It's so often…

Are you listening?

Of course we're listening! But not always to what others are saying to us.  We're very often listening to our own thoughts and just tuning in when a response is needed. We've all experienced conversations, where we are talking and the other…

Case study: stress and impostor syndrome

Coaching a director exhausted by stress and anxiety A high achieving director in a global business, Thomas had reached director level quickly and at a  young age. Often given additional responsibilities, sometimes transferred from other…
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Training as a Resilience Practitioner

Resilience is something that can be learnt Learning how to be resilient is so important.  Whether at work or at home, we face all sorts of challenges that can get us down and make picking ourselves up again difficult.  The more techniques…
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Coaching case studies: 1

Entrepreneur loses confidence as business is bought Steve has enormous entrepreneurial talent and grew his first business quickly and successfully. His company was approached by a larger business who wanted to buy, and wanted him to stay on…

What's the AIM of this?

Cull those tasks that don't align When coaching and training, I so often see clients struggling to bring focus to what they're doing and finding their workload stressful. Asking what the aim is of all the work and the mountain of tasks and…

Fear

Are you afraid of something? "Not that I can immediately think of" many people will respond.  Yes, there are some that are afraid of spiders, birds, heights etc, but I'm thinking of a less obvious type of fear, that many of us suffer from…