Tag Archives: resilience

Is ‘bouncing back’ an essential part of resilience?

Resilience comes up frequently both in coaching conversations and conversations I have with friends and family. It’s a much desired quality in the workplace and a very useful quality in life too. I’ve written about resilience on this blog before … 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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How to get over ‘last time’

Have you ever been in a situation where you have to repeat an action which went badly the last time you did it? I hear people say things like ‘The last time I contributed to a team project, my ideas … Continue reading

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Would you like to have truly great thoughts?

Last week, I was in the beautiful Leutasch Valley in Austria and it was glorious. We had fantastic weather, stayed in a great hotel, and the scenery was stunning. We walked above a deep gorge, across Alpine meadows full of … Continue reading

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Recovering from a bad day – lessons from long jumping, ballroom dancing and American football

After a busy day earlier this week, I settled down with a cuppa and watched a few minutes of the BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing: It Takes Two. If you’re not familiar with it, it’s a spin off from the main … Continue reading

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How coaching can help you handle stress

Here is a picture of one of our vegetable beds at the height of Summer: Even the most horticulturally-minded of you is probably thinking ‘I’ve never seen those vegetables before.’ Well spotted! There are indeed no vegetables in that vegetable … Continue reading

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Bad day?

‘Remember the theme tune from Friends?’ asked my client – let’s call her Olivia – at the beginning of a session a while back. ‘I do and I guess we’re both going to have it stuck in our heads all … Continue reading

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