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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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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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March 25, 2021
Are you noticing the patterns that accelerate and/or inhibit your growth?

The patterns the sand made as the wind blew across the beach at St Andrews, Fife, Scotland were mesmerizing yesterday and, as I look at them here, very calming too. Pattern recognition allows you to reduce the overwhelm in your life. Instead of noticing every single detail instead you notice the patterns before you. Pattern […]

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March 10, 2021
How to keep on track in a pandemic

What do you need to do to keep on track in this pandemic? With much uncertainty about life and business post lockdown what do you need to do to keep centred? What do you need to do to ensure that at the end of lockdown your business is thriving, and you're still passionate about what […]

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March 9, 2021
Are you ready for personal transformation?

I've had more coaching clients opt for the, not for the feint hearted, 3 hour Transformation Game so far in 2021 than I have for the last five years! So here's an archive post from 2009! If you're familiar with the game and would just like insight from a game about work life balance then […]

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February 12, 2021
7 keys to BUZZING with life

A healthy and flourishing garden is one that is also buzzing with life – with regular visits from bees and other pollinators to maintain its beauty. In this article I’ll be exploring what insights we can take from how to have a beautiful garden buzzing with life, and apply them to having a life that […]

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December 3, 2020
Soft skills toolkit

Dear Human Being, The solutions to many of the challenges you face are just like the iceberg in the above postcard - underneath the surface. They're hidden in your subconscious, not yet known but wanting and waiting to be seen and understood. To help enable you to bring the very solutions you're searching for into […]

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December 3, 2020
Speaking with confidence

One of the major contributors to lack of confidence when speaking is what's going on in your head. That is, the internal picture you're seeing, or story you're telling yourself, as you prepare to speak and then attempt to speak.  Imagine for a moment the following landscape (or another that you personally don't like): Imagine you're […]

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December 1, 2020
7 keys to having FULL IMPACT

The title of a PSA Scotland regional conference keynote I gave was "the 7 keys to having full impact when speaking" and has been adapted here to having FULL IMPACT where ever you want it. When you're faced with any challenge it's easy to dive into the details - into all the lovely content and facts […]

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November 4, 2020
Trying to control life is like trying to control the weather

In a coaching session from the archives where control was seen as the block to making progress we explored the metaphor of trying to control the weather. Not wondering initially how it related to the objective of releasing 'control' in their life, but just observing what they could learn about controlling the weather. Please note: […]

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