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Your Dream Job – The Hedgehog Concept

Throughout my career, I have normally been lucky and enjoyed what I do. I can probably say I am in my dream job at the moment. Are you in your dream job? I am an Associate of Coachilla, who sent me a mailer recently on an important theme and with their permission, I am using […]

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What does retirement mean now, and can you benefit from a Retirement Coach?

Since the abandonment of the State retirement age of 65 for men and 60 for women a few years ago, plus the flexibility of pensions, what does retirement mean now? Did I, or have I, retired taking into the following facts. I came out of corporate life 13 years ago to be close to my […]

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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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