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What Resources are you Burying?

I took a walk in the park today enjoying the glorious autumn sunshine.  I was not alone, the park was seemingly full of squirrels (so many in fact that I had to look up the collective noun – my favourite is definitely a scurry of squirrels!).  All of them were industriously dashing around burying nuts, […]

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Feeling in a spin?

Anxiety has been a theme this week…

I have been preparing for and delivering a CPD Workshop for professional coaches and have seen a number of anxious clients – is this a coincidence, or maybe serendipity? It has certainly reinforced for me just what power anxiety has to draw you in…focussing on anxiety in any form seems to send us into a trance-like […]

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Interview Success – Practise Makes Perfect!

Sadly, it’s often not the best person for the job who gets it; it’s the person who performs best in the interview. So with competition for jobs increasing, how can you ensure that you are the one who performs best?  How can you plan for interview success? The first step is to PLAN.  There are […]

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Do you live in Reality or Illusions?

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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nothing happens

Wasting Time in the Doldrums?

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 […]

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Remember to BE HAPPY NOW

With the festive season over, cold temperatures and dark evenings, many people I know are complaining of feeling low or unmotivated. I am often asked by clients for advice on how to change their state – from a low mood to a more positive, motivated one, or maybe just to “be happy”. In asking this […]

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fork in the road

Be the hero of your own Hero’s Journey

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 – […]

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The map is not the territory

The Map is Not the Territory

“The map is not the Territory” is one of a number of key principles (sometimes known as presuppositions) that underpin NLP.  Here we will look out how this simple statement can be used to unlock your personal power and potential. First – What does “the map is not the territory” mean? Korzybski was the first to […]

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Do you have a fixed mindset, or a growth mindset?

This is the important question that Carol Dweck asks in her book Mindset: You can fulfil your potential. So what are the two mindsets? Those with a fixed mindset believe that their abilities such as intelligence are innate and set in stone.  They have a need to constantly prove themselves and will avoid situations where […]

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