Blog & Insight

September 19, 2021
The mist will clear without any effort on your behalf

It can be too easy to focus on the confusion in the distance & ignore the clarity in the here & now. This is the insight my day started with yesterday whilst out personal training, continued during the virtual category management training in the morning, and was reinforced during the face to face retreat I […]

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September 18, 2021
A wand helping you discover your inner magic

“It was like being a little wand that helps human souls to find and embrace their inner magic” is how it felt. By way of introducting myself at a retreat this week I decided to share my poems - with each retreatee picking a poem intuitively from those spread before them on the meeting room […]

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September 14, 2021
Are you setback by separation?

One tool in the LANDSCAPE toolkit is Cards and Games, and the next episode of my podcast Landscaping Your Life with Alison Smith shares the application of the Frameworks for change coaching process (FCP) © * to a situation I was wanting insight on - ie marketing my business. Insights that can also be applied […]

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August 30, 2021
Do something different every day

Do you need of a kick-start? Does your mind need a spring clean? Or perhaps the rut of the last 18 months needs disrupting? I know mine does. During September, therefore, I'm returning to a tool from the LANDSCAPE coaching toolkit and doing something different every day for 28 days. Not for 3 day but […]

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August 24, 2021
Getting a different perspective using images

When you're stuck and don't know what to do it's often your internal representation of the situation that contributes to you not understanding what options are available to you. That's what the tools in the LANDSCAPE toolkit do - they help open the doors within your mind to the solutions or different perspectives that exist. […]

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August 19, 2021
Grounded to me

Grounded to me Uprooted & disconnected Reminding me of my ungroundedness And yet, where to look for that grounding? I’d always imagined roots like the might oak Something tethering me deep into the ground Roots bringing the energy I lacked up from the earth’s inner core Into my feet, ankles, calves, knees & then upward […]

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August 5, 2021
How to work with me

Whilst the common theme and expertise underlying much of my work is helping you think differently and see situations from a different perspective it's applied in a number of ways dependent on the situation. That is, there's different services available dependent on whether you: Organisationally need your team(s) or specific individuals to think differently in […]

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July 31, 2021
How do you get out of the corner when you're backed into it?

"How do I get out of a corner when I'm backed into it by a supplier or stakeholder?" was a question during a recent lunch & learn on the topic of the missing link in negotiations. As I share in my poem 'from not knowing to knowing what to do': "It is our conventional eyes […]

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July 30, 2021
Why do I have to change?

In much of my training I encourage delegates to adapt their style to that of their stakeholders. A common response to this is to say "but why do I have to change - why can't the other person adapt their style to mine." My response is that you don't have to change anything if what you're doing […]

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July 26, 2021
Is perfection setting you back?

Perfection is such a hard task master. One that drains energy, laughter, inspiration and life out of any situation. Of course it would - it's an impossible target constantly whispering "more, more". With pareto being a great guide - where you'll get 80% of the outcome with 20% of the effort and the remaining 20% […]

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