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ChangeCoaching

Is It Time You Made A Career Change?

Christmas and New Year are typically good times for reflection. Times when we think about what’s working well and less well in our lives, including our work or career. So, did you think 2019 was the year you were going to make a career change? And have you stepped back onto your hamster wheel started peddling furiously and – one month on – done nothing about it?!

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Stress - The Hidden Derailer
CoachingStress

Stress – The Hidden Derailer

What most people in the workplace recognise or label as stress is ‘overwhelm’ ie. when the demands placed upon them or their team members seem too much to cope with.
(Interestingly very often these demands are driven by ourselves, not by others – we put way too much pressure on ourselves – but that’s another story!)

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My Personal Journey To Self-Esteem & Confidence – Part 3

I knew I needed something else to focus on which was home-based during this time. So I decided to undertake my Coaching accreditation with the Association for Coaching.
It was quite a challenging process but I’m so glad I did it. Only a small percentage of Coaches are accredited by a professional association as well as being certified. Knowing that I was one of them really boosted my confidence and somehow gave me the validation I needed to go back into the Corporate world as an Executive Coach.

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My Personal Journey To Self-Esteem and Confidence. Part 2 – How I Got Into Coaching.

One of the questions I get asked the most in my Coaching chemistry meetings is:
“How did you get into Coaching?”
This is my story.

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Confidence

My Personal Journey to Self-Esteem & Confidence

I haven’t always been this confident and assertive.
My school friends can’t believe the way I’ve turned out. One of them uses me as an example to her teenage daughter struggling with self-esteem and confidence.
Meantime friends and colleagues from later life can’t believe that I was bullied at school.

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Girlfriends
Emotional Wellbeing

The Power of Girlfriends

One day a few weeks ago I went to bed deliriously happy.
Then the same thing happened again last week. I was literally lying in bed with a big grin on my face.
The common denominator?
I’d been out with one of my closest girlfriends on both occasions.

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Acceptably Assertive
Coaching

How To Be Acceptably Assertive As A Woman

Slightly strange title that, isn’t it?
How To Be Acceptably Assertive As A Woman
However, the fact is that it’s genuinely challenging to be a woman, to be assertive and for that to be accepted.
Hence why one sees so many examples of women being unassertive both in work situations and life in general.

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Coaching insights - Vol 6
Coaching

Coaching Insights (Volume 6) The Power of Listening

One of my favourite psychometric tools is the EQ-i 2.0. It’s a really insightful and fascinating exploration of 15 different facets of Emotional Intelligence.
Every time I use the EQ-i 2.0 it adds enormous value to the Coaching process and provides big “a-ha!” moments for my clients.  
Last week was no exception.

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Self Esteem
Coaching

Whatever Happened To Self-Esteem & 5 Great Strategies For Resurrecting It!

I guess when you think about it, it’s not that surprising given the social and cultural changes we’ve been going through.

We have learnt to value ourselves over the past decade or so by how many followers/likes/comments/shares we get on social media. External validation, not internal validation.

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Coaching Insights (Volume 5) Is Fear Of Failure Impacting Your Success?

Four weeks ago I was sitting opposite a guy who had recently started in a new role. He had clearly wanted to fly in like a Superhero and save the world in nanoseconds. However, things weren’t going according to his plan.
As a result, he was highly stressed, burning the candle at both ends and missing out on his all-important gym sessions. 

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Coaching Insights (Volume 4) Using Aggression As A Defence Mechanism

Sometimes in a Coaching session, a client will have a really profound insight. This happened quite recently when I was coaching a senior guy in his late thirties.
We were studying a well-known framework around conflict. He suddenly went really quiet and his eyes started welling up. When I asked him what was going on for him he just shook his head. Then after a very long pause, where he tried to collect himself, he shook his head again and said:
“I’ve just been busy avoiding, haven’t I!?”

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Coaching Insights (Volume 3) Great Leadership Is A Balancing Act

One of my favourite psychometric tools is the EQ360. An Emotional Intelligence test which analyses 15 qualities when emotions are involved. It’s one of the most comprehensive and insightful tools on the market.

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