Tag Archives: focus

Twenty minutes to help you craft a successful 2018

Yesterday, a client – let’s call her Fiona – contacted me to set up her next session. I asked her if she’d had a good Christmas and how she’d spent New Year’s Eve. ‘Lovely Christmas, thanks. As for New Year, … Continue reading

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Do you spend your time on what adds most value?

Earlier this week, I met with a client – let’s call her Julia – who felt that she’d lost her focus at work. Knowing that she wanted to address this in her next session, I had previously asked her to … Continue reading

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Why should we sweat the small stuff?

As you may have noticed, I like a motivational quote: in fact, I collect them. One very popular saying is Don’t sweat the small stuff. There are even books about how we can use this saying to help us live … Continue reading

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When you’ve made the big changes, what’s next?

During the course of a coaching programme, many of my clients will make some pretty big changes to their work or to their lives. These big changes have dramatic results. What happens after that? Is that it – job done? … 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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Trimming your sails – time for a half year review

‘I feel like I’m working really hard but I’m not getting to where I want to be,’ said Mark (name has been changed). ‘It’s a bit like when I’m sailing and we need to trim the sails.’ I’ve been on one … Continue reading

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It’s a ‘mixed bag’ kind of week

‘How has your week been so far?’ I asked my client – let’s call him Matt – as we sat down for his session. ‘It’s been a bit of a mixed bag really: some good stuff, quite a bit of … Continue reading

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