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Need a new perspective on an issue? Try a new frame

Imagine you have a wonderful photo that you’d like to display. You take it to a picture framer to have it professionally mounted and she asks you what kind of frame you’d like. ‘I usually go for a plain black … Continue reading

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Would you like to be happier?

Happiness is a subject which often comes up in coaching sessions: a client’s happiness within their job, their happiness with their job, their happiness at home, their happiness with the direction in which their life is heading. Therefore, it’s not … Continue reading

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Improving your second score – how to receive negative feedback well

My last post provided a simple framework to ensure we offer constructive feedback. Understandably, some readers then got in touch to ask about receiving feedback. When we receive positive feedback, we sometimes feel embarrassed and try to explain it away. … Continue reading

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Five ways to top up your wellbeing

Ah, hello February! From client conversations and online interactions over the last few weeks, January has been a bit tough. Whether it’s ‘too much month and not enough money’, the rigours of ‘Dry January’ or ‘Veganuary’, or simply the fact … Continue reading

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Are you all ears? How can you be a better listener?

Effective listening is essential to my work as a coach: I think it’s pretty key to my role as a wife, daughter, sister and friend too. I’m always on the look out (or should that be ‘I’m always listening out … Continue reading

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Seven ways to expand your mind

‘I’m so frustrated,’ groaned my client – let’s call him Andy, ‘I have never struggled to learn anything new before. I was one of those annoying kids who picked stuff up easily and was praised for being clever. I just … Continue reading

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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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