Coaching for Values as an Onboarding Learning Experience

Nigel Rayment | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Nigel Rayment

It may never be possible to iron out every scoundrel with wayward principles, but using values as the basis for learning and development could ultimately count for much more than a few thousand quid on swindled expenses.

How Do I Change Careers When I Don't Know Where to Start?

Adele Barlow | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Adele Barlow

"Too much research, not enough action". Yet another trend is isolation and turning your career change into a never-ending project as opposed to a reality. However, opportunities (especially those related to career change and entrepreneurship) most often come attached to people.

Is Your Life on Hold?

Bev James | Posted 21.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Bev James

It's easy to be swept along with the motions of life. You have an idea about what you want, but life events and circumstances sweep you up and time quickly moves on without your awareness. But how much do you have to let the waves of life drag you along?

Keep on Going!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 20.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Why do we give up? Because we think that if something has not yet happened by our time scale then it is not going to happen. We assume that when something is not yet alright it is never going to be.

The Elephant in the Middle of the Room

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 21.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

I was recently speaking with a client who had a huge elephant in the middle of her marriage. They had financial problems and it gotten to the place where all they felt was anger and blame and guilt.

Seven Steps to an Unstoppable You

Annie Ashdown | Posted 06.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Annie Ashdown

When we feel unimportant and apologize for taking up space in the world, everyone else becomes more important, more worthy and more valuable than us and, of course, that means their needs instantly take priority.

There Is No Such Thing as a Coincidence

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

I am a great believer that these are no coincidences but synchronicities. Two events that come together for a purpose. They may be to give us a message or they may be that a situation happens that moves your life in a new direction.

Time for Fun Resolutions!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Have you made some resolutions? How many do you think you will keep? Not many? I have a theory about that. Most resolutions are about changing a habit, stopping or starting something. Trouble is that if we really wanted to do that then we probably already would be doing it.

Is Life Coaching for You?

Sophia Davis | Posted 18.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Sophia Davis

Do you have a goal or a dream for your life? Do you feel like you can do better and be more efficient at overcoming obstacles and discovering opportunities?

Leadership and Profitability

Thomas Gelmi | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK
Thomas Gelmi

Employees do not quit jobs or companies - employees quit their managers. This is quite a provoking statement, which gives food for thought. Especially if you consider that up to 45 % of all managers do an insufficient job in the eyes of their team, as a recent survey conducted by the US consulting company Gallup reveals.

How to Make a Good Video Interview

Neeta Patel | Posted 29.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Neeta Patel

We are about to start using video interviews as an integral part of our screening process at the New Entrepreneurs Foundation. We have done this in order to increase significantly the number of people we can see (albeit virtually) before making an initial shortlist. As we are about to open applications for this year's group of New Entrepreneurs Foundation students, I thought it would be helpful to provide some tips on how to do a good video interview.

Routes to Entrepreneurship

Neeta Patel | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK
Neeta Patel

In early September, 36 eager young aspiring entrepreneurs gathered at a location in Cheshunt, Hertfordshire, to start their year long journey learning about entrepreneurship. The cohort is the Class of 2014 specially selected to join The New Entrepreneurs Foundation programme from nearly 1000 applicants.

Are You Losing Your Mind?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

Being able to think has great advantages as it helps us function and live our lives. But it's not always an un-mitigating blessing. Our thoughts can trap us if we're not careful. If you find yourself thinking too much about the past you can wind up feeling regretful, sad and guilty.

Do You Have True Confidence - or Are You Just Pretending?

Paul Hunting | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Paul Hunting

When a critical mass of false confidence escapes into the culture it causes many symptoms - frustration, depression, anger, pain, disease, decay, recession, war, poverty, addiction, crime. True confidence is probably the most valuable, highly sought-after human quality.

Your Actions Do Make a Difference

Maggie Currie | Posted 06.12.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Maggie Currie

By holding on to the belief that our actions don't make much of a difference, we tend to ignore all the opportunities for involvement that are available to us. We just fail to see them.

Finding the Success in Rejection

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 29.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

Without even thinking about how we are approaching life we often take the route that keeps us feeling secure and protected. Many people just keep things the way they are because they are familiar. Our brains like familiar - familiar feels safe.

Time Out - It's Important!

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 25.11.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

Retreats, time out, space - they are all important in our life. We so often do not come first and there are just some days when we absolutely 100% need to come first.

Are You Suffering With Compare and Despair?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 15.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

In the age of social media we have 24-7 access to everyone else's "highlight reel", we get to see our friends' latest holiday photos to sunny Barbados. It's so easy to compare ourselves and then feel bad and judge ourselves about where we are based on what we see others doing. It's exhausting.

Have You Actually Seen Your World Today?

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

When we settle - when we give up on it ever getting any better - then we stop seeing. We stop seeing the possibilities that are all around us. We stop seeing the people we love who are lying right next to us in bed. We stop appreciating the good things that happen every day. We stop being in awe of this amazing world we live in.

Life Is Not a Rehearsal

Jessica McGregor Johnson | Posted 22.07.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica McGregor Johnson

I was sitting in a coffee shop last week with another coach and we were discussing the fact that we both come across many people who settle for a life and lifestyle that they are in fact not at all happy with. You deserve to do more than settle for the life you chose all those years ago if it's not what you love now.

The End Game: Coaching and Retirement

Bev James | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Sport
Bev James

Olympic athlete Chris Hoy, 37, recently announced his retirement from competitive cycling after winning 11 world titles. Retirement is often treated as a taboo subject in the world of sport so what happens to sports figures when they retire and why do so many struggle to cope?

Are People Around You Holding You Back From Living Your Dreams?

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 30.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

Do you ever wish your family or friends were more supportive of your goals? Do you feel destined for bigger things? I clearly remember handing in my notice at work seven years ago. I walked into my boss's office, with my hands trembling I slid my resignation letter across the table and told him that I was leaving to start my own business and write my first book.

Is Working in a Summer Camp for You?

Alana MacPherson | Posted 17.03.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

Working in a summer camp will help you to become more confident and able in your communication skills and will seriously help your organisation skills. You can ease into your role as teacher and role model simply because it's really good fun.

Blind Faith and False Prophets: Can You Trust Your Coaching Suppliers?

Russell Ward | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK
Russell Ward

For a number of years now, the concept of thought leadership has been creeping into the business sphere. Academic credentials abound, and virtually every business now lays claim to some form of certifiable authority in their field.

Too Much Empowerment Too Soon? Or Too Little, Too Late?

Kevan Hall | Posted 13.01.2013 | UK
Kevan Hall

Anyone who has had any form of management education or training knows that empowerment is essential to engagement, productivity and job satisfaction. But empowerment also has its risks.