Tag Archives: obstacles

What if you can’t change the things you hate?

Coaching transforms people. People who are being coached are changed by the process and as part of that process, they often change the situations in which they find themselves. However, sometimes a client doesn’t have sufficient control over a situation … 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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Can difficult conversations be made any easier?

We all have to have tricky conversations from time to time. At work, they might start with ‘Have you got five minutes for a quick chat?’ (usually at 5.25pm on a Friday!); at home, ‘We need to talk’ might be … Continue reading

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Dealing with obstacles

Last week, I was on holiday in the historic village of Eyam in England’s beautiful Peak District. One evening, my husband and I decided that we would walk a couple of miles across the fields for dinner at a pub … Continue reading

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Facing obstacles

‘Honestly, I really don’t know what to do anymore. This whole thing is like one huge obstacle course,’ announced Sally (not her real name) in a session recently. If her words didn’t tell me that she was having a tough time, … Continue reading

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Want to be able to fly?

In 1901, Wilbur Wright said this to the Western Society of Engineers ‘Men already know how to construct wings or aeroplanes which when driven through the air at sufficient speed will not only sustain the weight of the wings themselves … Continue reading

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Do you believe in your work?

Recently, I was working with a client, Phil, who felt that he was stuck in his work. He was frustrated, tired, feeling bogged down by some new processes which had been introduced and experiencing the inevitable teething troubles any new … Continue reading

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