As the journey through the Phantom Tollbooth continues, Milo is accompanied on his trip through the Forest of Sight by Alec Bings, the boy with the fate to have to look at things from the same perspective for his entire life because he was born with a grown-up outlook. They visit the twin cities of […]
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Continuing the journey through The Phantom Tollbooth begun in the previous post…When Milo comments on the beautiful view, a strange voice responds: “It’s all in the way you look at things…for instance…if you happened to like deserts, you might not think this was beautiful at all.” How true this is – we all have different […]
Having spent the weekend on a workshop exploring metaphors in coaching, it is perhaps not surprising that I have been noticing even more metaphors than usual in clients’ language. This week’s theme seems to be a lack of movement – feeling stuck or “in the doldrums” combined with a lack of motivation – “just wasting […]
Can you remember your favourite fairy tale or story from your childhood? What was it about that story that made it special for you? How is that story relevant to you now? We asked these questions (and many more) on a recent course where we were looking at the hero’s journey as a coaching tool – […]
Have you ever noticed how often we compare ourselves to other people as they are now, without taking into account the challenges they too may have had to overcome in order to get to this point in their lives when everything seems perfect?
Julia Heywood I’ve lost count of the number of copies of this book I’ve bought, it’s one of those books that I always seem to be recommending and lending out! This is a short book which centres around a female character who has clearly emerged from the same mould as Bridget Jones. With her life going nowhere she […]
William Bridges I have recommended this book to many clients. In particularly those going through any sort of change or upheaval in their life (even apparently positive changes). This very practical book takes you through the 3 stages of any effective transition. First there must be an ending, then a neutral zone, followed by a […]