VUCA a year on and how is your Mindset?

I wrote an article a year ago, straight after Brexit, beginning with Volatile Uncertainty Complexity Anxiety So, what does VUCA do to us as individuals and businesses? We might feel excluded, anxious, lacking in control and inhibited by stress. Anxiety includes the survival instinct which isn’t always positive, dependency, the desire to know why or […]

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Do you create Added Value for you and your clients?

In the eleven years, I have been a coach and mentor, together with many years of business experience, I have noticed that there are many patterns of behaviour from which we can learn, whether you are employed or a business owner Do you effectively manage your time? – What are the tasks you need to […]

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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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Leadership Coaching does not need to be just for CEOs or be expensive!

In the 10 years, I have been supporting leaders with coaching, young leaders or team leaders have benefited as much, if not more than CEOs. It is a massive step up when somebody suddenly has their own work to do and support up to 5 or 6 additional people. How do I do my own […]

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Great job, but what about the boss?

I have been having some interesting discussions with a variety of people since I wrote to you last and a lot of it has been around what it is like to work in today’s environment. When I started work, I had Sticky Stowell who checked all my letters before they were sent out which was […]

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How to Retire Happy Wild and Free by Ernie J Zelinski

Before you decide not to read this, because you are decades off retirement, please read the first paragraph at least. I spoke to a young chap networking earlier this month who wasn’t going to take advantage of Auto-Enrolment Pensions as he was trying to get on the housing ladder, so why think of pensions! Start […]

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Planning for 2017 and Beyond

It’s the beginning of the year and time for me to reflect and revise my plans, consider my business activities, thinking and also start looking beyond 2017…are you doing this? Stop and consider the following: What worked well for you in 2016? What do you want to do differently in 2017? Do you have something […]

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ENGAGE – Are You and your People on Board?

As we approach the end of the year everything seems to be going faster and faster and most people are doing many things at the same time. Do we have time to stop and reflect or even talk to our people? With so little time available do you know everybody is on board for 2017? […]

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Why values are even more important in life

I completed a Meaningful Moments article on values about 18 months ago after focusing on people’s values for the 10+ years I have been coaching. After going on the World Values Day conference and reading “Values” by Ed Mayo and “Coaching with Values” by Lindsay West I have only scratched the surface. Values defined by […]

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Working with Emotional Intelligence

I believe this expression started with Daniel Goleman’s book of the same title which he wrote in the late nineties. He expressed Emotional Intelligence as Emotional intelligence means managing feelings so that they are expressed appropriately and effectively, enabling people to work together smoothly towards their common goals Emotional competencies were found to be twice […]

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