Don’t believe the hype of your assumptions

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  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…

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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…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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,…

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The Social Media Illusion

  You may have seen my post last week, Going Behind the Scenes and what I learnt about illusion from my time working backstage in theatres. The same can be said about Social Media. Every time we create or share perfectly-posed images, we are portraying a magical social media persona. And what goes on behind…

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The Runner’s Journey – Chloe’s Story

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  In today’s article, I want to share with you Chloe’s story and how she overcame adversity to complete a 100-mile race. I worked with Chloe as part of her career development plan to help her gain further clarity on what she enjoyed with work and what else she wanted to do moving forward.  Coaching…

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