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Stress – can it be good for you?

One of the difficulties about stress is that it can work for you or against you. Low levels of stress can improve your performance, however high levels of stress impede performance. One of the difficulties is that many people when they notice stress, react by doubling their efforts. Then problems come thick and fast, it […]

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Do you have a dream?

Lawrence K Mathea was our guide and driver for our safari in Kenya. Lawrence wants to set up his own company and although he has 22 years knowledge, skills and is qualified as a guide in Kenya he does not have the financial capacity to get his project off the ground. There is no bank […]

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On safari in Kenya and seeing people from different perspectives

Whilst driving to our safari we saw glimpses of what life is in the villages of Kenya including ramble shacks as buildings, goats and cattle everywhere, immersed in litter and of course no pavements or structure. As we bounced along those unmade roads the villages including all black faces did not appear to be welcoming […]

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Walk the talk

There is a danger of becoming a couch potato and no, I couldn’t do without Sky! Many play golf and I must admit I have misgivings not being able to play with Anton, my son, but I don’t want to start playing a sport badly with little prospect of dramatic improvement and then get frustrated. […]

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Redundant

How you can make redundancy an opportunity

When I started my career, as long as you were qualified and “kept your nose clean”, effectively you had a job for life. How times have changed. Company margins are under increasing pressure and many people are made redundant, some on more than one occasion. How do people feel when they are made redundant? Is […]

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Are you stuck in a rut? Coaching could be the answer

Many people are unhappy in their existing job. Are you? Do you have a boss who undermines you?Has the organisation changed so much and that you no longer believe in it?Are you just fed up with continuously being in the same role and don’t feel you make a difference?Logically, many would say now isn’t the […]

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A Job for life? Not anymore

How are you planning for 2011 and beyond? Unfortunately, we are no longer in a world where we have a contract of employment for life. For some this will be regarded as an opportunity to try something new or have a change. For others, the prospect of a major change in employment every five years […]

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Getting a Job Isn’t Easy

As you are probably aware I am a career coach and I come across many examples of the difficulties that individuals have as well as their families. This is an example from a friend who gives an illustration of what I am afraid is only going to get worse over the next couple of years. […]

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We have no time to stand and stare

I am in two internet joke telling circles and somehow my previous post about Joshua Bell slipped through the net. The experiment made me stop and think and I forwarded it on to a couple of coaches. One of these, Anne Pink from New Horizons, sent through the following poem. The poem was written in […]

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Joshua Bell

Perception – Something To Think About…

In Washington, DC , at a Metro Station, on a cold January morning in 2007, this man with a violin played for 43 minutes whilst approximately 1,100 people went through the station, most of them on their way to work. He chose not play popular tunes whose familiarity alone might have drawn interest, but instead […]

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