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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…

Questions about coaching

Coaching Q & A You might have got as far as thinking that working with a coach could benefit you, and you might have started doing a bit of research.   There are many coaching services on offer and so many different titles, terms and descriptions,…