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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How Can I Improve My Public Speaking Skills?

This has to be one of the most commonly asked questions that I receive and it could come from a student or a CEO! Developing your presentations skills is a step by step process, and needs to start from wherever you are now. It’s a big topic so here are my top three tips to…

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How to Boost Your Confidence

How to boost your confidence! Have you ever had one of those days when life looks rosy? You feel that you can achieve all that you want to and all you can hear is yourself saying ‘yes I can do that or at least I will give it a go!’ And yet the very next…

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How to Deal With Negative Self Talk

You know, that voice in your head…. Come on I know it’s not just me that has it! You’d be amazed at just how many people want to deny that it’s even there though. I often ask people at live events to raise their hands if they have a voice in their heads, and the…

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