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Are you being good or getting better?

‘I hate making mistakes,’ sighed my client – let’s call him Mike – when he arrived at our session. ‘I’m a right-first-time kind of person and this is doing my head in.’ Mike’s recently taken on a new role and … 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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The Potential Principle: How to close the gap between where you are now and where you’d like to be

For me, coaching is all about making the most of our potential. That’s why Mark Sanborn’s book ‘The Potential Principle’ immediately grabbed my attention. It’s not a book about perfectionism, it’s a book about improvement. To help us improve, Sanborn … Continue reading

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Minute by minute, step by step – how continuous small improvements can lead to big change

Back in the 1950s, an American scholar called Dr Edward Deming was invited to Japan to assist in the rebuilding of industry. Key to his teaching was one question which he said needed to be asked each day: What extremely … Continue reading

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Should you quit if it isn’t perfect?

Let’s assume that you worked through my 20:18 exercise and set yourself three goals for the year. Let’s also assume that having done all that reflection, you’ve ‘closed the books‘ and have set to work on achieving those goals. It’s … Continue reading

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Looking to save some time? What for?

Matt and I were talking recently and he mentioned that he wanted to become more efficient in 2018 and to save time wherever possible. ‘How much time are you hoping to save?’ I asked. ‘Not sure. Just looking to shave … Continue reading

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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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