letting go

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 [...]

Just get over yourself!

By | 2017-12-04T15:27:10+00:00 November 16th, 2017|Categories: Change, Clarity, Comfort zone stretch, Decision making, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Impact, Influence, Intention, Making the most of you, Personal Performance, Procrastination, Productivity, Public speaking, Self awareness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

A client of mine is also a friend. We saw each other at the weekend and apparently my comments about his work issue were slightly less than subtle. Allegedly I'd told him to get over himself. I can believe this. I'd been to lunch... I'd drunk some wine... you get the picture. It got me thinking [...]

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 [...]

How to be happy

By | 2017-12-04T16:44:43+00:00 June 13th, 2017|Categories: Clarity, Decision making, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Happiness, head space, Intention, Joy, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Self awareness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

How to be happy? Start purring as soon as you open your eyes We recently adopted two rescue cats. (Non-cat people, bear with me.) Brodie was pretty cool and very aloof, but Logan was scared and spent the first two weeks cowering under the bed. In the last 8 months, they've both come out of their [...]

Work less and move more

By | 2017-12-04T16:57:05+00:00 May 31st, 2017|Categories: Decision making, Get out of your own way, head space, Impact, Influence, Intention, Making the most of you, Mindfulness, Productivity, Self awareness, Team success, Time management, Time off|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Do you find as the days get longer and lighter you develop a bit of a spring in your step? Do you yearn to 'bunk off' the office and head outside? Research suggests you should go for it. Yes! The research boffins say we should work less and move more... As well as longer daylight hours [...]

Expressing Emotions

By | 2016-10-12T15:46:26+00:00 October 12th, 2016|Categories: Authenticity, Comfort zone stretch, Feelings, Get out of your own way, Impact, Influence, Intention, Making the most of you, Public speaking, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you uncomfortable expressing emotions? Do you find it challenging when other people express theirs? Do you believe certain emotions shouldn't be expressed in public? I was working with a group of public speakers last week and the topic of expressing emotions came up. We broadly fell into two camps: The first group argued that expressing [...]

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 [...]

Maintaining Control vs. Building Trust

By | 2014-11-05T09:51:53+00:00 November 5th, 2014|Categories: Clarity, Decision making, Get out of your own way, Intention, Making the most of you, Perfection paralysis, Self awareness, Team success, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you someone who tends to want to control things? Do you sometimes find it challenging heading up or delegating to a team? Do you ever find yourself working long hours sucked into the minutiae of things? My clients have brought all three of these subtly different scenarios to coaching with them this month. So called [...]