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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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February 25, 2021
Thinking about your thinking

"Your posts always make me stop and think" is a wonderful testimonial to what my work is about. It's not just my posts that I hope make people think though. My poems, vlogs, workshops, speaking, facilitation, and coaching all aim to assist you in uncovering how your thinking may be contributing to the current situation, […]

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December 16, 2020
Are you making mountains out of molehills?

When I'm working with clients to overcome their challenges to get back on track it's useful to listen to the language they use. Our language gives a clue to the internal representation we have about situation in our lives. A representation that negatively and positively impacts the beliefs we have about our ability to solve the situation and/or get out […]

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December 13, 2020
Are your assumptions correct?

I remember very clearly a series of conversations with clients and colleagues where I had been told that the strategy they were suggesting we use was what the client/ stakeholder/ team member needed - ie it was tailored to suit the other person's preferences. The interesting thing, to me anyway, was that often different people […]

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December 8, 2020
Juggling too many balls?

I'm never one to pass by a metaphor in a clients language. Not least because they're a quick and easy means of exploring a situation, and finding a wide range of potential solutions. For example, if someone were to say they felt like they were juggling balls I'd be more inclined to explore the balls, […]

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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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November 15, 2020
What's your prescription for a positive mindset?

One means of getting my head back into a more positive way of thinking is to do plank! What's on your prescription for a positive mindset? Do get in touch if you'd like to develop a prescription for a positive and resilient mindset, or mindset challenge with and for your team.

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November 12, 2020
What mindset are you putting on?

An archive post from Sept 2019. We had fun on the 5 day procurement mindset challenge today with peeps from Dubai, Atlanta, France and the Outer Hebrides with me live in Scotland. I’ve people signed up from India and Australia, who will be watching on replay, so it’s certainly a global challenge. (Interesting I decided […]

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October 21, 2020
5 (or 28) day mindset challenge

Is your mindset supporting or hindering you from making progress? That was the question I asked on my last 5 day mindset challenge. Whilst developed as a procurement mindset challenge the daily tasks are still as relevant to non procurement teams, and so I share them here in case they may provide insight to what […]

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