Self Value

How to Maximise Holiday Down Time

By | 2017-12-21T15:39:04+00:00 December 21st, 2017|Categories: Change, Christmas, Clarity, Creative, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Happiness, head space, Intention, Joy, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Personal Performance, Productivity, Self awareness, Self Value, Time off|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

The festive season is a great time to switch off, wind down, and enjoy the company of friends, family and self. Unlike other times in the year when we might take some much-needed time out, there's a cultural expectation to not be working. Usually (not always), this leads to fewer intrusions from the outside world in [...]

Prioritising personal performance

By | 2017-12-04T15:44:52+00:00 August 9th, 2017|Categories: Change, Decision making, Goal setting, Impact, Intention, Making the most of you, Personal Performance, Productivity, Self awareness, Self Value, Team success, Time management|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

We all know what helps us perform at our best. If we have a personal project we want to work on, or a new paradigm we want to implement at work, we have to exercise self-discipline. But when life gets busy, it's easy to let things slip. There are very often extenuating circumstances that mean it's [...]

Imposter syndrome holding you back?

By | 2017-12-04T15:09:29+00:00 March 1st, 2017|Categories: Change, Clarity, Comfort zone stretch, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Impact, Imposter Syndrome, Influence, Intention, Joy, Making the most of you, Self awareness, Self Value, self-expression|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I'm about to start working on a project to help women in senior positions in corporate organisations step up their public speaking and visibility to create more impact and lead change. This both excites and terrifies me. It feels like work I was born to do, but it's giving me the collywobbles and making me ask: [...]

Talking about what you do

By | 2016-09-04T11:20:59+00:00 September 4th, 2016|Categories: Authenticity, Clarity, Comfort zone stretch, Get out of your own way, Intention, Making the most of you, Perfection paralysis, Public speaking, Self awareness, Self Value, self-expression, Team success, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you sometimes struggle to put into words what you do? Does the question, "So, what do you do?" ever catch you off guard? Would you like to be able to consistently communicate the value of what you do to others in a way that doesn't feel 'icky'? Whether you're kicking off an inter-departmental meeting, introducing [...]

Work-life balance dos and don’ts

By | 2016-01-04T17:22:24+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, head space, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Perfection paralysis, Self awareness, Self Value, Team success, Time management, Time off, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Striking a "healthy" balance between work and life can mean different things to different people. Some people thrive on being super-busy and love to respond to the increased pressure of a deadline. Research suggests that this can be healthy. However, when pressure is relentless, it can quickly become unhealthy. When thinking about your work-life balance, what [...]

Public Speaking Training

By | 2015-10-03T15:19:59+00:00 October 3rd, 2015|Categories: Change, Clarity, Comfort zone stretch, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Impact, Influence, Intention, Making the most of you, Public speaking, Self awareness, Self Value, self-expression, Uncategorised|

Hands up who likes public speaking... Actually, you’re a pretty inspiring bunch, so there are probably quite a few hands up right now. Those of you who were a bit tentative—or those who gave a loud, “No WAY!” in your heads—this could be for you:  Ginger Public Speaking Training launchpad For many years public speaking terrified [...]

What makes you cry with joy?

By | 2015-08-01T06:47:34+00:00 August 1st, 2015|Categories: Authenticity, Clarity, Feelings, head space, Joy, Making the most of you, Self Value, Time off, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

I went to see a show last week. It was good. Really good. It was written by one of my favourite composers and the cast was outstanding. The best I've ever seen. The songs are beautiful and very moving, but coupled with these singers—who performed with incredible skill and ease—the show was lifted to a whole [...]

New Beginning

By | 2015-05-05T16:14:27+00:00 May 5th, 2015|Categories: Change, Clarity, Feelings, head space, Intention, Making the most of you, Self awareness, Self Value, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I’m going off piste this month! Poetry is usually one of my least favourite things. However, when we’re trying to describe emotions, or ‘a stirring of the soul’, sometimes poetry does a better job than standard prose. As coaching is all about new beginnings, I thought this sums things up nicely: For a New Beginning In [...]

Embracing Change: the New Normal

By | 2015-04-08T10:54:10+00:00 April 8th, 2015|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Self awareness, Self Value, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Client: “I’ve had a really, really crap week—I’ve been crying almost constantly and I’m exhausted.” Me: “Congratulations! Woohoo! Good job!” At first glance, this probably seems deeply unsympathetic—someone’s been going through a tough time and I’m cheering them on, smiling and laughing. But I meant it when I congratulated this talented business woman. She’d been working [...]

Holding back from gaining extra credentials?

By | 2015-02-05T09:42:28+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Categories: Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, Self awareness, Self Value, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Last month I finally became an Associate Certified Coach with the International Coach Federation. I've been holding back from gaining extra credentials  (I gained my professional coaching qualification five years ago), so I'm pleased I've finally jumped through that hoop. But also I'm a bit disappointed in myself for not gaining these extra credentials sooner. What stopped me? [...]