This is the time of year when our TVs and magazines are full of sentimental adverts encouraging us to buy wonderful gifts for one another, delicious food and exotic drinks – with the implication that if we do, we are sure to have a happy Christmas. Of course, that is part of most people’s traditional […]Continue Reading...
So here’s a question for you: How is your work-life balance at the moment? Often this is not an easy question to face. But it is something we should all consider from time to time. Coaching can be extremely helpful to you in first understanding and then improving the balance in your life. But before […]Continue Reading...
What were you told about work when you were a kid? Chances are that the adults told you it was a hard fact of life that you had to work, that “playtime” had to be limited, and that if you worked hard you would get rewarded sometime in the future. They may even have laced […]
Like some of my clients, do you sometimes feel overwhelmed with self doubt and in need of a boost in confidence and self acceptance? Well, why not stop for a minute and think about your body and how amazing you are. At the first level you know it is made of a framework of bone and […]
We’d all like to avoid them if we could. But sometimes you just have to have one of those difficult conversations with your boss, a member of staff, a friend, parent or partner. So what steps can you take to make the conversation easier – and even more importantly to ensure that you achieve the […]
In praise of praise: Why being generous with your compliments is such a good strategy. We all like to be complimented for our efforts. But how do you rate when it comes to giving recognition and handing out praise to others? Are you someone who gives a lot of compliments to your partner and to […]
It can sometimes feel nerve wracking to join a group of people, most of whom you don’t know, at a social or networking event. Telling yourself: “I’m no good at small talk. I won’t know what to say” will almost certainly make things worse. However there are many things we can do to help ourselves […]Continue Reading...
The owners and directors of most businesses understand that it is important to have a strong company identity that their customers will recognise and respond to. But all too often the first person that companies turn to help them create that identity is a graphic designer or branding consultant – often spending a lot of […]
When clients first come to see me they rarely express an interest in learning about their core values. But many people first contact me because they feel that something is missing in their lives. They might have a decent job, a lovely home and good friends and family but still they do not feel completely […]
Even when our lives are going reasonably well, sometimes we can get so caught up in our day-to-day struggles that we find ourselves feeling a little blue. When this happens we can even start to lose sight of all the good things that we have and just focus on the one or two things […]