Tag Archives: change

Bored of keeping calm and carrying on?

You can’t have missed the modern day reproductions of the Second World War poster urging us to ‘Keep Calm and Carry On’ but I am wondering if it’s time for something new. Whilst looking for a present online the other … Continue reading

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Are you resisting change?

My inspiring friend, Katie, shared this thought on her Kudosity social media this week – Don’t let your fear of what could happen make nothing happen. In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous world, the thought of change can be … Continue reading

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Time for a fresh start?

Earlier this week, a coaching client remarked on the changing season and that many people regard autumn as a time when things begin to die away when in fact, it’s a time of new beginnings. For example, it’s the time … Continue reading

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How can we deal with fear of change?

One of my clients is a huge fan of The Big Bang Theory and was talking to me about its recent finale and how it related to her concerns about a recent new opportunity she’s been given. Here’s the incident … Continue reading

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Want to create a good habit? Are you an Abstainer or a Moderator?

When I was talking to a coaching client last month about her issue with her struggle to mentally switch off after work, I was reminded of Gretchen Rubin’s book ‘Better than before‘. In her book, Gretchen Rubin offers insights on … Continue reading

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Want inner calm? Start with outer order

A client was telling me about her latest ‘guilty pleasure’ – watching Marie Kondo on Netflix. It just makes me feel calm, she said, seeing all those clothes rolled up and neatly stacked. ‘So is your home now a haven … Continue reading

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Dealing with demotivation (part 5)

Here on the blog, August 2018 has been dedicated to dealing with demotivation. We’ve thought about: comparison and loss; not knowing and fear; inadequate goal-setting and lack of external stimulus; the impact of other people and of lack of autonomy. … Continue reading

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What do you do when you’re not sure what you want to do?

I’ve lost count of how many times clients have said to me ‘I know I want something different but I just don’t know what it is.’ Whilst I’m an advocate of planning and goal-setting, I also know that things aren’t … Continue reading

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Improving your second score – how to receive negative feedback well

My last post provided a simple framework to ensure we offer constructive feedback. Understandably, some readers then got in touch to ask about receiving feedback. When we receive positive feedback, we sometimes feel embarrassed and try to explain it away. … Continue reading

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Want to improve performance? Effective feedback is key

My weekly newsletter invites readers to send me suggestions for blog posts and recently I had several messages about how to give and receive feedback effectively. Feedback is part of our everyday lives – we check reviews before we eat … Continue reading

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