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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Living with a liar.

When you think about your ideal relationship would it be with someone who lies? Tells false hoods? Flaunts the truth? Speaks only in stories? Someone who never gives straight answers to a question? I would be surprised if that were your ideal. And yet how many of us have been or are in relationships like…

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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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Do you like to play hide and seek?

Have you ever had one of those days where being under the duvet seems like the best place to be? Not because you are poorly. Not because you are genuinely tired. But because you want to hide. You want to hide from ‘stuff’, as it seems too difficult or hard to face. So rather than…

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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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What if self care – all round self care – was the norm?

I was sat the other Saturday talking about self care with Adam Ant. OK, I was at a fancy dress party and said Adam Ant was a 16 year old girl!  (FYI I was dressed as Tom Cruise circa 1986 Top Gun) It was not the situation where I expected to be discussing this topic!…

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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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