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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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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This is me.

It wasn’t long after qualifying as a coach that I specialised on the topic of confidence. Many clients in my newly established business wanted more of it, to build it or have it not disappear at key moments in their lives. It didn’t matter if they were focused on their personal or professional life, they…

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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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