Stop. Look. Listen.

It’s amazing how adverts can stick in your memory. Random bits of information that you don’t actually need (don’t mention the red car and the blue car, otherwise I will sing the full advert to you!) But some old adverts are helpful, even to this day. In 1970 the Green Cross Code campaign was introduced…

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Have the confidence to make mistakes

Do you stop yourself from doing things for fear you might make a mistake? That you might get it wrong or look a fool? I have spent too much of my life being worried about that. But now… Last week you may have noticed was a big week. I launch the new Evolve Confidence Community…

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Can it get any worse?

When just getting from one day to next seems like a mammoth task, what can you do? What can you do when life gets tough? For many people that’s how it seems at the moment. Families, school, work, politics, health, the day to day. It can seem big. Now whilst I do not have children…

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What to do when motivation leaves the building!

Making change is a mainstay of conversation in coaching. It’s what the process is about. Self development is change. Doing things differently to get different (better) results. The reason people choose to work with a coach when it comes to change is because; they have attempted to make the change and hit a road block,…

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The beauty of making mistakes!

Anyone who has ever received a text from me or read posts on social media, well, in fact, anywhere that I type, will know that I make typos. I am not a detailed focused person, so they can easily get missed. It doesn’t just happen when I type! When I work in person, whether 1:1,…

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Getting back to ‘normal’

I am sat in the office at the top of the Shambles in York. It’s a beautiful Spring day and the windows are open. In previous years the street would be bustling with people, especially as some are on half term holidays, and yet, due to the current situation, it’s quiet. In conversations over the…

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What’s the point of getting help?

I have a rule as a coach that if I bump into a client whilst out, it is up to them how they introduce me. Some are happy to say ‘this is my coach, Jules’ and others prefer to say ‘this is Jules’ and if required to explain how we know each other, they usually…

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What to do when you have no map.

A client of mine walked the whole the Camino de Santiago It has been a Christina pilgrimage for 100’s of years. It has become even more popular over the last few decades I believe in part due to the popularity of people wanting to ‘find themselves’, movies like The Way and the BBC Pilgrimage series…

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What IS possible right now?

The positive thinking movement gained a great deal of momentum in the 50’s due to the release of Norman Vincent Peale’s book The Power of Positive Thinking; A Practical Guide to Mastering the Problems of Everyday Living. Whilst self help information and books have been around in various guises over millennia, (the Bible being cited…

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Let’s talk about STRESS baby!

“Change is the only constant in life. One’s ability to adapt to those changes will determine your success in life.” – Benjamin Franklin. It’s true, but the thinking mind doesn’t like this. It likes certainty. It wants things to stay the same. But they don’t. Sometimes these changes happen because we choose them, like resigning…

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