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What’s the story you’re telling yourself?

It’s been a week of story-telling. In two client coaching sessions and during one conversation with a friend, I have found myself asking them to describe to me the story they are telling themselves. One of them was telling himself … Continue reading

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Seven years on – how blogging changed my life

Back in 2010, I was in a session with my coach talking about my future goals and aspirations. We talked about my love of writing and Liza challenged me to put my writing out there in public view: the thought … Continue reading

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Does it pay to be curious?

Probably my favourite quote is this from Albert Einstein: ‘I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.’ Einstein’s passionate curiosity led him to imagine what it might be like to ride on a beam of light – a … 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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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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Work/life balance? It doesn’t work like that

Have you ever noticed that every now and then it feels like a particular concept is trying to get your attention? Making the most of our time is a conversation which often comes up, not just with my coaching clients, … Continue reading

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Handling emotions

‘I don’t understand why Gemma bugs me so much,’ sighed Claire (all names have been changed). ‘I can’t even really put my finger on what’s happening. She opens her mouth, starts talking, it doesn’t even matter about what, and I’m … Continue reading

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