What you can learn from lockdown? 5 key lessons

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I’m sat here at the end of week 1 of lockdown, unsure what to write about. There is so much pain in the world right now that it seems insignificant to write about self development, and yet, amongst all the pain, there is also so much joy.  I’ve been coaching for over 10 years, and […]

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How and why to find purpose in your work

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It’s no secret that when you find purpose in your work it provides endless motivation and engagement.Probably one of the most popular quotes that sums this up is “when you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life”. (unknown) Now that quote isn’t exactly true, you can find purpose and still have […]

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Mental Health: How to listen to those who need to talk

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We’ve all seen the news, another life ending too soon because of the struggle with mental health. And the saddest thing is that there will be more stories that echo this one, time and time again. It’s so important for us all to be ready and able to support people with their mental health and […]

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How to Manage Change; lessons from 9 years as a coach

 This week marks my 9th anniversary since setting up my Leadership Development and Coaching business with my business partner and long term friend Jo. We’ll be raising a toast on a business trip in Jersey this week and no doubt reflecting over the last 9 years.   If it’s one thing 9 years as a coach has taught […]

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Executive Burnout; it can happen to leaders too

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So would it surprise you to know that Leaders burnout too and Executive Burnout is real?!   As a leader, do you prioritise your self care? I’m going to hazard a guess that you don’t. Perhaps you’re aware that you should, but most likely you don’t really have the time. You have a ‘high pressure’ role and […]

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How to Live Your Best Life; A Reality Check

How to live your best life

  So how do you live your best life? Let’s start here…..Live your best life they say…….every other meme and inspirational quote you see encourages you to step out and embrace a full and rich life. And I confess, helping others to “live your best life” is at the heart of what I do. I was chatting […]

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Resilience: How to ensure you make good career decisions.


How do you ensure you make good career decisions?Resilience. It’s the secret weapon to making sure that every turn you take works out for the best.  Why? Because resilience is the ability to bounce back when things go awry, and as we’re all humans, living this thing called life, things are going to go awry. When it comes […]

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What to do When You’re Afraid to Change Career

So what do you do when you’re afraid to change careers? Let’s explore that for a bit.  Very simply, many of us stay in jobs that don’t make us happy because we’re afraid to do something about it.  And that makes sense, change can be scary.  Even if your work leaves you feeling flat or […]

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