Blog & Insight

June 16, 2021
You're interested in coaching but...

You may be one answer away from engaging me as your coach, and yet asking the question to get that answer is easier said than done. Instead you're stuck in a holding pattern of knowing coaching will help get you back on track, and still wondering if I'm the one for you. Here's some answers […]

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June 14, 2021
What's your niche?

I'd like to share an insight I had when I stopped looking for my 'niche' and started to look for what I was an 'expert' in. Because as I say often in my posts, words have power, and for me 'expertise' was the key to the door that 'niching' had failed to open. What is […]

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June 11, 2021
SCOTLAND: The Big Picture

I'm proud to say Landscaping Your Life Limited (LYL) is one of SCOTLAND: The Big Picture's corporate partners. In addition to the corporate partnership, and for every Landscaping Your Life team programme delivered, LYL will be contributing to rewilding an acre in Scotland’s landscapes. That is, As LYL supports you to restore balance and connect […]

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May 31, 2021
From not knowing to knowing (what to to)

I certainly didn’t know what I didn’t knowEven if I did know I didn’t know what to doI knew I was stuckWithout optionsAt a dead-end – or headed for it at least That’s the problem with not knowingI got caught up in a never-ending cycle of stucknessAn absence of optionsEvery direction I looked simply reinforced […]

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May 30, 2021
The LANDSCAPE toolkit

The poem From not knowing to knowing (what to do) shares why I do what I do and the benefits that arise from working with me. The main characteristics being: you don't know what to do you believe you have no or limited options logic isn't helping you want to get back on track you're […]

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May 11, 2021
9 things to do to weather the storm and pick up the pieces after a pandemic

We’ve never come out of a pandemic before. Yet we have picked up the pieces from many storms in our lives. The following post therefore uses weathering storms and picking up the pieces after them as a metaphor for what to do as we come out of the lockdown. Use of metaphor helps you to […]

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May 10, 2021
Chasing the tide

Chasing the tideNever aheadAlways behindEvery move forward I take - the tide moves forward tooI run, it runsNever bridging the gap between where I am and where I want to beThe tide always ahead in the distanceA vision of where I want to beA promise of what may beAnd yet never getting thereNever arrivingFruitless effort […]

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April 23, 2021
Is Procurement the bad cop?

Bad cop is an interesting role that Procurement is often given in an organisation. It's a role, however, that if we're not careful isn't just used in a negotiation. Over time bad cop is not just a role Procurement put on occasionally, but the name they go by - an identity that many even in […]

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April 21, 2021
I reclaim all my parts

I reclaim all of my partsThe parts I’ve lost along the wayThe parts whose existence I’ve deniedThe hidden partsThe unacknowledged and unappreciated partsThe forgotten partsThe parts I’ve found it hard to loveI reclaim all of my partsI give breath to all of my partsI love all of my partsAnd all of my parts love me […]

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April 9, 2021
Work's mental - the nature of workplace wellbeing

On 20th May I facilitated a workshop for Headtorch on the subject of “Paths & destinations – how to get from where you are to where you want to be for your wellbeing” using my poem paths and destinations as the basis for the exploration. You can find the recording of that session here. Here's what […]

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