1
Dec

Think outside of the box to identify your strengths.

“So how on earth (excuse the pun!) has studying Geography helped me become the coach I am today?” I started to think about this recently when trying to identify and work on my core strengths. Any good coach works on themselves as well as helping others do the same, and as such I’ve been reflecting …

26
Jun

Ever questioned why? Core values have a lot to answer for!

Are you ever surprised at how you’ve reacted to a certain situation or indeed wondered why others react as they do? Why do you jump at the opportunity to present to a group of 100 (like I did the other day!) or always volunteer to arrange your street’s summer party? Why do you always make …

18
Mar

Making the most of your best asset – YOU!

  We hear a great deal about the power of brands and how to use your brand to connect with and attract customers. In the late 1990’s the concept of the personal brand developed and in this highly competitive global market place it is becoming even more important to work on your personal brand as …

11
Feb

What’s hidden beneath your layers?

I saw the first signs of spring this weekend and it made me feel good! Daffodils pushing through the dark soil, snow drops appearing in random clumps under the trees and lilac crocuses opening out in the grass down by the river. The sun was out. I could feel a warmth on my back, which …

11
Feb

The Art of Reflection – more powerful than you think

As a professional coach I take regular “time out” to reflect on client cases with my supervisor. You know the thing……. what went well, what would I have done differently, what have I learnt about myself, was I entirely focused on my client’s needs, what was important to understand about the systems at work and …

18
Dec

Stress free…… before 9am!

My husband and I went out to dinner with some friends on the weekend and, as most parents do, we got talking about the children, all of whom are primary school age. My friend turned to me and said “what I’d give to get to 9 o’clock with no stress, tension or shouting”. To which …

24
Oct

What motivations really drive your behaviour?

Do you ever find yourself saying to your children “what on earth made you do that?” I do! On first glance there appears to be no logic or common sense behind the action, but when you think like a child for a moment, all becomes clear. “Of course you had to break up that Lego …

24
Oct

What happened to all those good intentions?

Do you ever feel like all those good intentions are going to waste? That time is just running away with you and you can’t ever seem to get to those things that matter most, your goals, dreams and aspirations? You may have got as far as setting some goals, but they don’t appear to be …

30
Sep

Changing Careers – Caroline’s Story

Making the decision to switch careers can be a big and scary one, an exciting and uplifting one, or something in-between! I worked with an amazing lady called Caroline, exceptionally talented in her field of expertise but just ready for something a bit different. Caroline loves to set herself new goals and challenges, and this …

30
Sep

Finding the confidence within – Zoe’s Story

I remember the day when I was promoted to middle manager at the age of 27. My little gremlin popped up and said “they are going to find you out one day, they’ll realize you just aren’t cut out for this”. However I knew deep down inside that I was more than ready and more …