Tag Archives: personal development

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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One way to help you get what you want

Picture this. You’re a shop assistant in a huge department store. You’re standing near the entrance when you notice someone standing by the store guide, just staring at it. You go over and say – ‘Good morning, can I help … Continue reading

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Does character matter?

As we began a session, my client – let’s call him Dan – produced a quote he’d seen: ‘Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely … 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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Feeling like a fraud? Dealing with imposter syndrome

Jon* and I were sitting in silence as I waited for him to respond to my question about how he was feeling since he’d started his dream job. After a while, he looked up and said, ‘It’s great, I guess, but there’s … Continue reading

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Gratitude makes us joyful

If you’re reading this in the US, you spent yesterday celebrating Thanksgiving. If that’s the case, I hope you had a very happy  – and grateful – Thanksgiving. Whilst some other countries celebrate Thanksgiving, we don’t here in the UK. … Continue reading

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The value of not hiding our flaws

One of my clients – let’s call him Ben – is a great manager. His team love working for him, he builds great working relationships with other departments and he has the full support and respect of his manager. We … Continue reading

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