Is reality always what we think it is?

  What do you see? In the picture below? What do you think you are looking at?   This captured my attention whilst I was walking around York Art Gallery. The more I looked, the more I thought I was looking at three plastic bags containing water. They had been cleverly positioned so that they…

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What is your perception of confidence? (video)

  What is your relationship with confidence? Actually, before you answer that, let me ask you a different question … what do you think of confident people? In fact, the answer to the second question can be very revealing about the first. Imagine you are in a group situation – maybe a classroom or conference…

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What if you knew you would work it out?

  In my book ‘If We Can, You can.’ I share 3 true life events that had a significant impact on me, whether I realised it at the time or not. These events planted seeds of possibility for me that continue to germinate to this day but only when the conditions are right. I was reminded…

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Working with Jules: T’s Story

  Sometimes we know that something needs to change, but we are just not sure what or where to start. That was the point T had reached when we first spoke. Due to the nature of the work she is unable to disclose her name, but wanted to share the impact that coaching has had…

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Confidence: Nature or Nurture? (video)

  “How much do you feel confidence is influenced by how you were raised and can that perspective be changed or altered?” This was one of the very first questions I was asked on Confidence Question Time live on Facebook. This opens up the big nature versus nurture debate. Is confidence something you are born…

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The 10 Biggest Mistakes I Made About Confidence

  Have you ever listened to someone talk about confidence and thought – well it’s OK for them, they have it sorted? I used to, especially when I first started investing in and focusing on developing myself. And it is easy to do when the person doing the teaching seems to have it altogether. That’s…

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Get Results! Get Confidence!!

  Get Results! Get Confidence!! That’s the message that is often shared about confidence; Just go for it Push yourself Force yourself out of your comfort zone And it’s partially true… But it is not the whole story. Perhaps pushing yourself and going for it will help you to realise that you can… Do the job…

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Overcoming Self Doubt ~ Michelle’s Story

  I was sat next to Jules at my best friends wedding reception. I knew of her but we’d not met. We were chatting about what we both did and she said one thing that must have sparked nerve. I wanted to make a change in my life but didn’t feel brave enough, I didn’t…

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The Next Steps

There are times that I forget how much life has changed, where I started from as a self-doubting worrier to where I am now…comfortable in my own skin and experiencing genuine confidence. Thankfully I have a few events that help me remember. One of which was 15 years ago, nearly to the day, so to…

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Why I am fortunate not lucky (video)

In my line of work, I regularly get told that I am lucky. I get that it might seem that way. After all, I have a good quality of life and do work that lights me up. Last year, I even won a competition for a week’s retreat in Spain. But I do have an…

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