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Change and wisdom

One of my goals for 2017 was to join a choir and so on Monday evening, I found myself in a church in a local town with a dozen people I’d never met before. After some warm up exercises, our … Continue reading

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Confidence crushed?

Emma* was a client of mine during 2015. Her aim was to improve her confidence, both within and outside work. It’s difficult for us to measure whether we’ve improved anything when we don’t know where we started from. We needed … Continue reading

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Recovering from a bad day – lessons from long jumping, ballroom dancing and American football

After a busy day earlier this week, I settled down with a cuppa and watched a few minutes of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a spin off from the main … Continue reading

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The value of disagreeing honestly

This post is being written on a momentous day in the history of my country: today, the UK is voting in a referendum to decide whether or not we should remain a member of the European Union. If you are an … Continue reading

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Bad day?

‘Remember the theme tune from Friends?’ asked my client – let’s call her Olivia – at the beginning of a session a while back. ‘I do and I guess we’re both going to have it stuck in our heads all … Continue reading

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Attitude or behaviour?

‘He’s got a bad attitude,’ sighed my client – let’s call him Mark – when we met recently. ‘How do you know?’ I asked. ‘What do you mean? He’s just got a bad attitude.’ ‘How does it manifest itself? What … Continue reading

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No drama

A few years ago, I had a colleague who often used to say ‘no drama’. If a problem came up at work that I needed her to solve, Anna would nod and say ‘no drama’. If I wanted to thank … Continue reading

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