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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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Why I enjoy being a coach, mentor or supervisor of coaches

I suppose I could be well retired by now; playing golf and being your archetypal granddad but I am rubbish at golf and probably the same at being a granddad. I have just been in touch with the a chap who whetted my appetite for coaching when I met him doing my neuro-linguistic programming (known […]

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Coming out from under that stone

Or how to make a difference As one gets older it is quite easy to pull back from things and revert to the more natural you. A good example of this is making presentations. In my corporate life I forced myself to present in front of many sizeable audiences, but now that I don’t have […]

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