Tag Archives: focus

How to handle a confusing situation

In a recent coaching session, my client – let’s call him Matt – and I seemed to be going around in circles on a particular issue. ‘Can you tell me a little more about how this situation is making you … Continue reading

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Stuck in a rut? Try this!

My coaching client laughed as I opened our conversation with the words ‘I’m curious…’ ‘I always know when you’re going to ask me something out of left field when you start with “I’m curious”. It normally means you’ve noticed something that … Continue reading

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One Simple Thing to improve wellbeing

I have said before that whenever I hear someone say ‘I’m hoping to achieve work/life balance’, I must admit that my heart sinks. For things to balance, they have to be equal. Not only does that assume that our work … Continue reading

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Want a five star team*? Start here

‘My team is great,’ said Pete, a new manager, ‘but I don’t feel we’re delivering everything we’re capable of. I can’t put my finger on it – it kind of feels like we’re almost there but not quite. I’m not … 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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Do you need to say no?

Many of us struggle to say no. Without being specific about a particular question, I conducted a quick poll to see how people felt about the word ‘no’ – here are a few responses: ‘No is literally such a negative … Continue reading

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Are you consciously opting in?

Action for Happiness is an organisation committed to building a happier and more caring society. They want to see a fundamentally different way of life – where people care less about what they can get just for themselves and more … Continue reading

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