Staying motivated

Whether you have read the 7 Keys of Confidence or heard my Truth About Confidence talk, you will know that there is one word (other than confidence) that I talk about….A LOT! It’s a word many don’t like. Mainly, I think, because it goes against a part of the brain. The word is effort and that…

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Just Be You

As the words came out of the speaker’s mouth the atmosphere in the room shifted. It was as if she had used the ‘F’ word or blasphemed from the pulpit. I heard audible gasps and groans. People were turning to each other and muttering. The speaker was obviously used to her words having this sort…

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Effort Counts (video)

As a coach, one of the biggest barriers to change I hear clients saying is that it’s not easy. And you know what, they are absolutely right. Change isn’t easy but that doesn’t mean it isn’t possible. Creating any kind of life change takes effort. But if you are willing to commit time and time…

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Start with yourself – Hilary’s story

Have you ever noticed how much you put other people first? In fact, if you wrote a list of the ten most important people in your life, would you even be on there? When I have done this as an exercise in my workshops, you’d be surprised at how many people put the neighbour’s dog…

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Grabbing some headspace!

We all need to take some time out and reflect, right!? In 2003, I attended my first ever retreat. I had no idea really what one was and didn’t know anyone who had been on one before, so setting off I didn’t know what to expect. I packed my ‘chill out clothes’ a book, my journal…

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How to Stop Feeling Like a Failure!

We are bombarded with ways to be, thing to achieve and told how to be successful, and yet so many people feel anything but that. Here’s one simple way for you to stop feeling like a failure. I like to be honest with people and you may have already worked this out, but just in…

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Believing in Yourself

Once upon a time, not that long ago I met a man who changed my life. Now before you get too excited and settle in for a fairy tale of boy meets girl or any form of romance, the man and I met for around 15 minutes, I don’t remember his name and we have…

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Taking Ownership of Your Career

How do I take 100% ownership of my career?  When faced with a question such as this in a one to one coaching session I flip the question around and ask my client, ‘How are you not taking 100% ownership of your career?’ As with many situations you need to know where you are now…

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Bluffing

“How do I cope with the doubts I have that I’m just bluffing?” A female executive that I coach asked me the above question recently and I thought it appropriate to bring up for two reasons: 1. To highlight that similar thoughts and feelings can arise in us all No matter where we are on…

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How to Be a Balloon Gatherer

Have you ever given someone a gift only to be given one straight back? Or been on the receiving side and not fully taken it, just returned it? Strange concept handing something back when it has just been given to you and yet this is what many people do with compliments. I believe that compliments are…

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