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Staying positive in life makes the world of difference

During these strange times, people are either incredibly busy, or extremely quiet, with maybe too much time to think. Certainly, for me it has been a time of showing how important family is and nature on our regular walks in the countryside (rather muddy at the moment!). WhatsApp groups have also been important for me […]

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Imposter Syndrome 2021

I published Meaningful Moments on Imposter Syndrome in 2018. This probably gained the most interest of any articles I have written. The following article by Adele Hawkins is a lot more sophisticated than mine and is particularly useful if you are one of the 70% who have suffered from Imposter Syndrome. I was interviewed by […]

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How Coaching can be successful for you

Whether coaching is successful really depends on the coachee and whether they are comfortable with coaching and how much work they want to put into it. The coach is only the catalyst and I have found in my 15+ years of coaching that the harder I work, the less committed the coachee is; so I […]

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Walk the Talk Coaching and Supervision

I know I completed an article on this topic about 10 years ago and for the life of me I cannot find where I have put it in my computer – how frustrating is that! I knew it was a good concept, but life moved on and I didn’t follow it through, maybe I should […]

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How Positive Psychology can benefit us all

I had my regular triad of coaching supervisors, when positive psychology was mentioned. We discussed how, as coaches, we focus on strengths and how to build on these, whereas managers, for their employees who need remedial support, often focus on the employees’ weaknesses and try and remedy them. When I was a sales manager many […]

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Your Dream Job – The Hedgehog Concept

Throughout my career, I have normally been lucky and enjoyed what I do. I can probably say I am in my dream job at the moment. Are you in your dream job? I am an Associate of Coachilla, who sent me a mailer recently on an important theme and with their permission, I am using […]

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What does retirement mean now, and can you benefit from a Retirement Coach?

Since the abandonment of the State retirement age of 65 for men and 60 for women a few years ago, plus the flexibility of pensions, what does retirement mean now? Did I, or have I, retired taking into the following facts. I came out of corporate life 13 years ago to be close to my […]

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Do you suffer from Impostor Syndrome?

Impostor syndrome (also known as impostor phenomenon, fraud syndrome or the impostor experience) is a concept describing individuals who are marked by an inability to internalize their accomplishments and a persistent fear of being exposed as a “fraud”. Well that’s a bit of a mouthful isn’t it. It couldn’t possibly impact me could it? Yet in my 12 years of coaching I […]

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Planning for later life – What lies ahead?

Life is full of ups and downs. Most of us have stages when we feel “stuck” and it is quite normal to go through phases like this and have feelings like these. For some, facing retirement, planning your finances and future can be daunting, intimidating and just plain scary. There is a lot of good […]

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Reflection and a Different Perspective

I am writing this article in Costa Rica as the first step of my wife Jo’s transition from full time work to retirement. As a cliff edger (fulltime to what do I do next?), time to think, whilst enjoying herself in a totally different environment is ideal, as she takes her time and small steps […]

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