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What do you want in your career?

I think this question is applicable whether you are in your 20’s, as a new successful graduate, or in your 50’s, when things can look very different after a successful career. I can vaguely remember in my 20’s when I was guided by my Dad into a career in insurance at Royal Insurance’s head office […]

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Time for bed – Zebedee!

I recall the time of about a year, when I suffered from lack of sleep and it had nothing to with drinking or not going to bed early enough, or even when our children were babies. It was when I had a stressful job, when I was working away from home throughout the week and […]

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Are you on form?

I have taken all of the thoughts for this article from Mike Brearley’s book “On Form”. Although Mike was a cricketer, he is a lot more than that and hopefully the following points he makes in his book are very transferable to other things. I must admit, the deeper I read into the book, the […]

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Does being a perfectionist help you?

In November I was fortunate to go to a presentation by Nicola Arnold and Sanela Lukanovic on ‘debunking the myths on Perfectionism and Self Compassion’.  This was what I took away from the seminar bearing in mind I am NOT a perfectionist but in the last 14 years I have coached many people who are. […]

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Do what you have always done and get what you have always got!

I am not sure where this expression came from and it does not sound particularly good English but it is very descriptive of how many people and businesses don’t react or plan, in these ever-changing times. When I started coaching eleven years ago, women were a lot more open to change similar to how they […]

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How having a business mentor or coach can support you to be even better than you are now

Whether I am called a mentor (somebody who has had business experience and can pass on knowledge) or a coach (accredited by the Association of Coaching) does not matter to me, I am there to support YOU build your business. In the 11 years I have been a business coach/mentor there have been many reasons […]

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What is Career Coaching?

I have just spent a couple of days in a rather wet Yorkshire and before I took Jenny our 7 year old Cavalier, out for a walk on the Moors I thought I would jot down my formula for career coaching.  I don’t really believe in the A-Z of outplacement. When somebody is made redundant […]

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Corporate to self employed and running your own business

Extracts taken from ‘Crew to Captain’ by David Mellor. This is an excellent book for somebody considering going from corporate to running their own business or having a portfolio career. Having taken this trip 6 years ago I can relate to many of David’s tales. 50% of small businesses fail in the first year, 80% […]

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The One Minute Manager – an alternative view

An alternative view of Ken Blanchard and Spencer Johnson’s book How can a book written in 1983 still be relevant in today’s world? I first read this book in at a time in life when I was in middle management and then again in 2011. Thinking about a number of coaching sessions in the last […]

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I am already successful – how could I benefit from coaching?

Are you successful in all areas of your life? The more successful you are it is often difficult to balance family life! Even if you are successful in business life could you not achieve more? Does worrying inhibit you in anyway? Do you ever feel lonely or isolated? Does everybody listen to you and understand what […]

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