playing big

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 [...]

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 [...]

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: [...]

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 [...]

The time for new beginnings

By | 2016-05-07T11:48:01+00:00 May 7th, 2016|Categories: Change, Clarity, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Intention, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Self awareness, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Happy New Year! I know it's May... but doesn't it feel like the time for new beginnings? I've written before about how much I dislike New Year's resolutions. I know others who love them, so if they work for you, then great—you can stop reading, because you're already in your 5th month of achievement! For me, the [...]

Your “decision prism”

By | 2016-02-08T17:25:43+00:00 February 8th, 2016|Categories: Change, Clarity, Decision making, Get out of your own way, Goal setting, Making the most of you, New Year's resolutions, Self awareness, Team success, Uncategorised|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Are you largely clear about what you want to achieve, but unsure about next steps? Do you ever get to the end of another month feeling like you haven’t made much progress? Being clear on what we want is the first step to achieving it.  Having a clear ‘desired future’ in mind is critical to our [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]