Have you ever doubted your self doubt?

I wonder what would happen if you did? Doubt and self doubt are frequently topics of conversation on, well I’d say every course that I run; presentations, running effective meetings, guiding your career, the imposter syndrome, leading with belief and of course all the confidence courses. And when doubt does raise it’s head, I ask…

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Are you a Leader or Victim?

The headline for this blog post isn’t a quote from a great philosophical teacher or a spiritual guru. Nor is it from a 7 figure personal development leader. It’s from a client. It came the day after our coaching session. In an email. He was facing a very difficult personal situation and felt deadlocked into…

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Are you ready for better relationships…with everyone?

Who’d have thought cleaning out old photos could lead to profound insights! I came across photos of my graduation from 1993 (!) and shared them with an ex-boyfriend (now friend). He commented on how lovely I looked. And that I was such a funny, positive and confident young woman. Shame I didn’t think that about…

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What if there IS magic in patience?

Impatience is not a virtue. Nor is it helpful. In my experience personally and with witnessing its impact on clients, I can see how truly destructive, disempowering and controlling impatience can be. I have just come off a call with a client whose impatient thinking patterns cause her to give up on the goals and…

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Believe in yourself. Your life depends on it!

I am not a great fan of reality shows, especially the celebrity ones. Mainly because I spend the first half of the programme googling each of the celeb’s to work out who they are and what talent they have succeeded in to become famous….with some it seems not much, but I digress. A few weeks…

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What makes a great place to work or live?

There are countless studies that have been done and probably are being done, on what makes a great work place. Ranging from the physical environment; plants, lighting, ergonomic chairs, acoustics, colours. To the psychology of human relationships, communication and dynamics. And more.  As my specialism is confidence, the focus of this post is how to create…

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Harriet’s Story

Harriet and I started working together through an unusual root. She had been offered coaching as part of a collaborative project she was working on. But as often happens when someone is offered coaching as part of work, and as she shares, she wasn’t quite sure what to make of it. Whether she needed it…

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How to spot and deal with the imposter syndrome.

Do you secretly worry that others will find out that you’re not as bright and capable as they think you are? Do you sometimes shy away from challenges because of nagging self doubt? Or chalk up your accomplishments to being a ‘fluke’, “just Lucky’ and ‘no big deal’? If you have answered yes to any…

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How to make this year, the best year yet…yep that old chestnut!

This time of year you will see plenty of tips and tricks floating around the wonder web that encourage you to change your life. Some will be en pointe. Some may be left field. Some, in all honesty, you can ignore. But the one thing you can not ignore, is that no matter what you…

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What to do when you ‘fall’

One of the most iconic moments in the original Superman movie is when he first appears and catches Lois Lane as she falls from a skyscraper. “Easy Miss, I gotcha.” states the flying hero Shocked Lois replies “You, you got me. Who’s got you?” You can watch the scene here  The question of ‘who’s got…

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