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Ever felt the need to prove yourself?

Ella (not her real name) and I were talking about her career. She is a driven, ambitious woman with a fierce determination to succeed. However, she reported, she’d been feeling under more pressure recently. ‘I went to a university reunion’ … 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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Inner sparks of possibility

Which of us hasn’t said ‘when I’ve had more experience at this, I’ll be much more confident’? Whilst experience can help build confidence, I don’t think it’s the only way. It could even be argued that experience can also be … Continue reading

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Why a week in Finland will help me for a lifetime

Since my Winter Wilderness week in Finland last month, I’ve described it to several people as my best holiday ever. I’ve been thinking about why that is. Was it the incredible scenery? The new skills I learnt? Sleeping in a quinzee? … Continue reading

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Two skinny poles and a skinny Finn

Whilst it pains me to admit it, I can be a bit of a scaredy-cat sometimes. Last Monday when I stood at the top of a very steep slope covered in very deep, very fluffy snow in Finland was one … Continue reading

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‘If you believe, clap your hands’

In JM Barrie’s Peter Pan, we’re told that every time a child says he doesn’t believe in fairies, a fairy drops down dead. When Tinkerbell is ailing, Peter Pan exhorts us to clap our hands if we believe – we … Continue reading

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