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How will you and your company come out of Lockdown?

There have to be some positives coming out of the last 3 months but are we and our companies going to maximise these opportunities going forward? 1 Managers have had to trust their employees and generally have been repaid. Are you going to restructure your working week and become even more efficient – will you […]

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Virtual coaching and mentoring – the way ahead for you and me!

Now that many of us are based at home, there’s been an overwhelming need to transition to online working. This change has also meant a switch to virtual coaching and mentoring which works really well and can help you with: Development of your leadership style or running your business Career transition or assessing whether you […]

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Coping Strategies for Looking after yourself in these extraordinary times

Sleep – You might find your sleeping patterns are disturbed. Give this time to settle down and catch up with sleep during the day, in the short term Slow down – You will have more time than you have ever had before. Take your time and enhance your experience of whatever you are doing Breathe […]

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Ten Top Tips for Working from Home in today’s unprecedented times

Find a place in the home which can be a proper working environment, so you can focus on business, without distractions. Try to ensure you have a comfortable environment with space where you can work peacefully. If you don’t have a lot of space at your home, how do you set boundaries so your family […]

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Choosing the right career and getting the first job

Pointers for sixth formers, graduates and parents and how the support of a good coach can help 1 What subjects should the student take in the sixth form to give themselves the right platform for what they want to do going forward? My daughters found completing a Prism Profile (www.prismbrainmapping.com ) a good basis for […]

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Retirement – Anne’s story

Anne is one of my favourite people and like me she is a coach. Just by being a coach, however, does not mean we know all of the answers when we are in the situation whatever that is. Having somebody independent to talk to helps a great deal. I have never coached Anne but since […]

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Career choices 2020

J had been working at his current job for nearly 3 years, a few months longer than he expected. In his career plan J had decided that 2 years would give him additional knowledge and enough of a challenge to add to his CV before he moved on and upwards in his career. I had […]

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The First 100 Days

This could apply to many things The first 100 days in 2020 The first 100 days as a Director The first 100 days in a new career The first 100 days as a Non-Executive Director The first 100 days being self employed The first 100 days retired Whatever the first 100 days are for, it […]

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Why do we do what we do?

The easy answer would be to earn money but if we don’t actually enjoy the work then a career spanning 45 years or more looks a long way away. I enjoy what I do for a number of different reasons. 1. I have always been interested in people’s behaviour. When I focused on sales, I […]

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Listening – Confidential, non-judgemental and non-advice

I started volunteering for Samaritans many years ago when I was in Bournemouth, away from my family, with time to spare. It was around the same time that I was training to be a coach and my listening skills, particularly on the telephone, benefited amazingly. So how is volunteering for the Samaritans different being a […]

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