Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone

  Oh yes. The comfort zone. That place that is talked about so much. The place where you get to snuggle up with all your automatic self-doubting thoughts. Where you can get by without having to do too much. It’s served you well to get you to here. Sometimes it kinda stinks a bit, but…

Continue Reading →

The Truth About Judgment

  At my secondary school we had at least one assembly a week. A weekly gathering of students, usually by year group. A chance for a teacher to influence a mob of moody teenagers en masse. Sounds a bit like a lamb to the slaughter. I am pretty sure that some teachers hated it as…

Continue Reading →

Don’t believe the hype of your assumptions

Hype Image

  You may have heard the saying that when you ASSUME you make an ASS out of U and ME. It’s definitely a helpful way of remember the power of assumptions. But I am not sure it goes far enough. Recent experiences have highlighted to me that making assumptions can be damaging, dangerous and potentially…

Continue Reading →

Dealing with a confidence nose dive ~ Sally’s story

  What a day with Jules can do! I always thought I had a good level of self-confidence. I am an approachable person with a great circle of friends and family around me. What’s not to feel confident about?! However, when entering a business networking event after having a break with networking for a few…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

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…

Continue Reading →

The prince who feared tigers

Yesterday I spent the day with an amazing group of people who work in various NHS organisations across Yorkshire and Humber. They ranged from 22 years old to 60+ and had come to take part in the ‘Guide Your Own Career’ workshop. It’s a full day of looking at your career from a number of…

Continue Reading →

Inspiring Men – Mike’s Story

  When I first spoke to Jules we didn’t get on. Here was a confident, successful, intelligent, passionate woman; so being a man in my mid 30s I took this as a personal challenge and a one-sided competition ensued. One I should add I wasn’t even aware I was having, such was my self-awareness at…

Continue Reading →

Taking the Next Step – Joe’s Story

  They say you can’t take a step until you’re in the right head space – and that was literally true when it came to committing to working with Jules. Having first met her back in 2008 on a business development course, it took several years and a lot of personal changes and challenges before…

Continue Reading →

One of the most powerful TED talks that I have ever watched

  I watch a number TED Talks for various reasons; to be inspired, educated and even to learn from the speakers styles. (if you have never heard of TED – it stands for Technology, Education and Design and is now an online hub for amazing talks, that will make you laugh, cry and question) Very often,…

Continue Reading →

Page 1 of 4