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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Retirement Planning/ Life Plan/ Planning for enjoying yourself in later life

Do you have a life plan? Have you considered when you are going to retire? Do you have dreams of what you intend to do and how you are going to fund those dreams? There are so many things to fund for as we go through life whether it is paying off student debt, mortgages, […]

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Are you Worth it?

I am currently reading a book called “Are you worth it” by Liz Almond (quotes in italics) which is well worth a read as it gets you to question a number of thoughts or beliefs you may have. It is a spiritual guide to managing your money mindset for business owners. A few years ago, […]

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Do you get Feedback from your customers?

After a coaching programme has finished, I always try and get feedback  from the coachee to ensure the coaching has worked for them and to see if I can learn from the experience and be a better coach for the next client I am fortunate to coach or mentor. Do you try and get feedback […]

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Changing the way you think, to fulfil your potential?

The following themes are taken from the book Mindset by Dr Carol S Dweck, if they are interesting to you I suggest you buy the book. When I first read Winning by Clive Woodward it was the first time I had heard the expression “energy sappers” in relation to some people who have a negative […]

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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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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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