embracing change

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 [...]

I want it. No I don’t.

By | 2017-12-04T16:49:48+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Happiness, head space, Impact, Intention, Making the most of you, Productivity, Self awareness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are there some goals in your life that seem possible in principal, but elude you in reality? Do you sometimes delay getting started or distract yourself with busy-ness instead of applying yourself? Do you ever sabotage yourself just as you're about to reach a goal? This "I want it. No I don't," inner conflict is very [...]

Have a little faith

By | 2017-12-04T15:10:36+00:00 February 5th, 2017|Categories: Change, Clarity, Comfort zone stretch, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, Self awareness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Sometimes knowing where we're going, how we're going to get there and what we have to do next still isn't enough to get us moving and taking action. If you’re properly prepared, you’ve planned your next step, and you have as much support in place as you need, it’s time to have a little faith and [...]

Resolutions or Intentions?

By | 2017-01-16T16:35:45+00:00 January 16th, 2017|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How are your resolutions going? Are you sticking to them? Are things going well so far? I know lots of people love New Year's resolutions, so it's great if they work for you. They don't work for everyone, though. Very often they're unrealistic and set us up for failure at a time of year when things [...]

December Slow Down

By | 2016-12-01T12:37:48+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: Change, Christmas, Clarity, Decision making, Goal setting, Impact, Intention, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Procrastination, Self awareness, Team success, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you about ready for a December slow down? We're in the final month of the year, the holidays make it a short month, 3 weeks of coasting seem like a good idea, right? Wrong! (Well, we're all different, so if you know a December slow down works for you, then go for it. I'm not [...]

Are these your goals…

By | 2016-04-11T10:45:48+00:00 April 11th, 2016|Categories: Clarity, Decision making, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How many of us get to a certain age, look around and think, “This is not what I had planned.”  Whatever our age, when we evaluate where we are and how we got here, we often find a distinct gap between our fantasy and reality.  Many of us have been on a specific trajectory — a [...]

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 [...]

Self-image upgrade in time for Christmas

By | 2015-12-02T08:00:25+00:00 December 2nd, 2015|Categories: Christmas, Making the most of you, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

“I know it sounds a bit dramatic, but I'm really dreading Christmas.  My family still treat me like I'm a kid.  Worse, I then start acting like one.” Reverting to old behaviours is something most of us can identify with. As adults, we might have ceased behaving in a certain way because we've grown up.  Trouble [...]

Stay on track when distracted

By | 2015-09-01T15:49:35+00:00 September 1st, 2015|Categories: Change, Clarity, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, head space, Intention, Making the most of you, Self awareness, Time off, Uncategorised, Vulnerability|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A client of mine recently had some news about her health. It's an ongoing situation, which can probably be managed, but might turn out to be serious. She's got quite a bit to process and has to invest time and energy in various activities in support of her short- and long-term health. In this situation, it [...]

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 [...]