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Self Esteem, the power of, or the lack of it!

I have always been interested in Imposter Syndrome and Positive thinking. So, when a coachee of mine talked about lack of self-esteem, I thought between us we could investigate further into what this is all about. I purchased a secondhand book for less than a fiver written by called Nathaniel Branden in the 1990s. Unfortunately, […]

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What do I want to do with the rest of my life?

The question “What do I want to do with the rest of my life?” is now popping up with a regularity I’ve never seen before. Whether it’s the pandemic, marketplace upheaval, remote working, or other reasons, the question is everywhere.  On the surface, it’s a question about “What do I do…?” But if you listen […]

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What does middle age and old age mean today?

In the old days, middle age used to be 35; the halfway point for our allotted “three score years and ten”. It is hardly the case these days, yet midlife crisis for men often happens in their early 40’s when maybe they feel time is running out and they haven’t achieved what they intended to, […]

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How to Listen

As many of you know, I have been a Samaritan for a number of years. When I worked in Bournemouth, it kept Samaritans a bit of a secret. Since I returned to Tunbridge Wells and retrained, it feels only right to broadcast the importance of the Samaritans, whose mission statement is to try and reduce […]

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Staying positive in life makes the world of difference

During these strange times, people are either incredibly busy, or extremely quiet, with maybe too much time to think. Certainly, for me it has been a time of showing how important family is and nature on our regular walks in the countryside (rather muddy at the moment!). WhatsApp groups have also been important for me […]

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Imposter Syndrome 2021

I published Meaningful Moments on Imposter Syndrome in 2018. This probably gained the most interest of any articles I have written. The following article by Adele Hawkins is a lot more sophisticated than mine and is particularly useful if you are one of the 70% who have suffered from Imposter Syndrome. I was interviewed by […]

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How Coaching can be successful for you

Whether coaching is successful really depends on the coachee and whether they are comfortable with coaching and how much work they want to put into it. The coach is only the catalyst and I have found in my 15+ years of coaching that the harder I work, the less committed the coachee is; so I […]

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Walk the Talk Coaching and Supervision

I know I completed an article on this topic about 10 years ago and for the life of me I cannot find where I have put it in my computer – how frustrating is that! I knew it was a good concept, but life moved on and I didn’t follow it through, maybe I should […]

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How Positive Psychology can benefit us all

I had my regular triad of coaching supervisors, when positive psychology was mentioned. We discussed how, as coaches, we focus on strengths and how to build on these, whereas managers, for their employees who need remedial support, often focus on the employees’ weaknesses and try and remedy them. When I was a sales manager many […]

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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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