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 change how you feel.

In the flurry of today’s world, how goes things in your life? Honestly. How are you doing? Have you ever noticed the platitudes used to answer this question. “Fine”, “OK”, “Not bad”? Not saying anything.   Or those who focus on what’s not right or what’s wrong. What they or others haven’t got. Where they…

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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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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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Stop looking for work/life balance!

2018 is a year that I will remember. It has been a challenge for me, that is for sure. Life threw a curve ball in April with regard my health. I was side swiped and in hospital for a week, for first time. And back and forth a number of times throughout the year. Life…

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How do you catch the winds of luck?

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  I often twitch when I hear the word luck being used as so often it’s in a detrimental way either to the person using it or to the person it’s being directed to. It was directed at me last year and sparked a rant which you can watch here. It’s still something high on…

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How much of an ASS are you?

  One of my school teachers used to often say “when you assume, you make an ASS of U and Me” Usually we groaned and rolled our eyes each time she said it. It’s a corny phrase after all. Nonetheless it stuck. And over the years, it has helped remind me how making assumptions can create…

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Moving Beyond the Comfort Zone

  Oh yes. The comfort zone. That place that is talked about so much. The place where you get to snuggle up with all your automatic self-doubting thoughts. Where you can get by without having to do too much. It’s served you well to get you to here. Sometimes it kinda stinks a bit, but…

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The Truth About Judgment

  At my secondary school we had at least one assembly a week. A weekly gathering of students, usually by year group. A chance for a teacher to influence a mob of moody teenagers en masse. Sounds a bit like a lamb to the slaughter. I am pretty sure that some teachers hated it as…

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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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