Tag Archives: reflection

Trimming your sails – time for a half year review

‘I feel like I’m working really hard but I’m not getting to where I want to be,’ said Mark (name has been changed). ‘It’s a bit like when I’m sailing and we need to trim the sails.’ I’ve been on one … Continue reading

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What do we do in the face of hatred?

Many of the conversations I have had this week with clients and friends have centred on the devastating suicide bombing in Manchester on Monday night. Like so many people, I have wondered how we deal with people who are motivated … 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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The clocks go forward but I’m looking back

When I was a child, I found the concept of Daylight Saving Time to be rather baffling. I understood that I lost an hour in March and that I gained one in October: that bit was fine. What confused me … 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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