Author Archives: turningoverpebbles

How do we build trust?

Good relationships are built on trust. This is true whether we’re talking about relationships with friends, colleagues, families or people with whom we do business. As a coach, trust is essential to my work and it is a foundation stone … Continue reading

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Analysis paralysis – why choice isn’t always a good thing

When I was at university, I spent a few months in St Petersburg – in fact, it’s so long ago that it was still called Leningrad. Whilst there was a refectory in the halls of residence, we also had a … Continue reading

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Magpie or eagle? Which approach will serve you best?

Kieran and I were discussing an issue he was having with his team. As we talked, he was writing on a sticky note each element of the problem as he saw it and was sticking them to the wall. We’d … Continue reading

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Seven years on – how blogging changed my life

Back in 2010, I was in a session with my coach talking about my future goals and aspirations. We talked about my love of writing and Liza challenged me to put my writing out there in public view: the thought … Continue reading

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Would you like to have truly great thoughts?

Last week, I was in the beautiful Leutasch Valley in Austria and it was glorious. We had fantastic weather, stayed in a great hotel, and the scenery was stunning. We walked above a deep gorge, across Alpine meadows full of … Continue reading

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Five essential questions we should be asking

Following my previous post about curiosity, I came across Dean James Ryan’s Harvard address entitled ‘Five essential questions in life’. Rather than summarise them for you, I’ve inserted an extract here for you to hear them in his own words. … Continue reading

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Does it pay to be curious?

Probably my favourite quote is this from Albert Einstein: ‘I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.’ Einstein’s passionate curiosity led him to imagine what it might be like to ride on a beam of light – a … Continue reading

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