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Does your mobile phone control you, or do you control it?

The day before going on holiday I was fortunate to be at the Oval in a hospitality box watching Surrey v Middlesex with eleven other people from the insurance world.  One of the guests was Andy who I hadn’t seen for a number of years and is a really nice guy but was permanently tied […]

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Olympics and Life

How did you find the Olympics; frustrating, exhilarating, exhausting or just basic good fun?Life can be a little like this! I had to do my annual accounts on Thursday 2nd August; a task I find the most boring and tedious I have to do in a year. This year I had my laptop in the […]

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Get away from it and REFLECT!

I have just returned from the enriching experience of walking 50 odd miles of the Pennine Way with a group of ageing chaps (some reminders of Last of the Summer Wine) where we indulged in much walking, conversation, whisky (not me, I can’t stand the stuff!) beer and gin drinking, a variety of very pleasant […]

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The Recipe to make a Best Company

I have eventually made the time to look through all of the Sunday Times article of the 4th March on the “easy to follow recipe to make a Best Company” by Nick Rodrigues. There is no single formula to guarantee a Best Company – but there are some common ingredients shared by all the organisations […]

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Corporate to self employed and running your own business

Extracts taken from ‘Crew to Captain’ by David Mellor. This is an excellent book for somebody considering going from corporate to running their own business or having a portfolio career. Having taken this trip 6 years ago I can relate to many of David’s tales. 50% of small businesses fail in the first year, 80% […]

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Coaching could do this for you!

It is rare that a coach has the opportunity to broadcast the impact of coaching as the whole process is confidential. On this occasion though, my coachee Imogen wants to shout it from the rooftops as she has raised a whopping £31,500 towards her target of £50,000 to build a new school in Uganda. After […]

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Making that interview or presentation count!

In these very difficult economic times, many people are having interviews or making presentations for the first time, or for the first time in many years. Opportunities are hard to come by so it is vital the people make the most of the chance and are as prepared as possible. If you know anybody in […]

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What is coaching and mentoring all about?

Coaching is difficult to explain to people unless you have experienced it. Selling the benefits of coaching is even more difficult because it doesn’t feel right blowing your own trumpet if you are a coach. So, why not get someone else to do that for you. As a coach of executives, middle management and careers, […]

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The Mayflower

Those of you that know me, know that I am not really a poetry type of person. When I was doing my Xmas email spring cleaning I came across The Mayflower sent to me from one of my coachees who was going through a significant amount of change at the time of writing. It struck […]

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Serendipity’s Secret by Samantha Babington

This is a book I wouldn’t have picked off the shelf as it looks to be about cats and probably has a feminine look to the cover. With saying this, as soon as I started reading it, I could not put it down for the following reasons:- This is a story about a cat (coachee) […]

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