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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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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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Job crafting: finding meaning in our work

An old story goes like this: Once a traveller came across three stonemasons, all chipping away at huge blocks of stone. He asks the first one what he is doing. ‘It’s pretty obvious, isn’t it? I’m cutting stone. And to … Continue reading

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Who do you think you are? A guest post by Jane Toft

As a coach, I’ve had the privilege of working with some inspiring people: Jane Toft is one such person. I coached Jane when she was Editor-in-Chief at Future. Since then, she has gone freelance as a design and editorial consultant, … Continue reading

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Change and wisdom

One of my goals for 2017 was to join a choir and so on Monday evening, I found myself in a church in a local town with a dozen people I’d never met before. After some warm up exercises, our … 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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How to gain perspective

As I mentioned in my previous post, I’m delighted that readership of this blog has grown lately. There are almost 300 posts on the blog now and it occurs to me that there could well be some hidden gems you’ve … Continue reading

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