Coaching

Why Does No One Prepare For The Career Marathon?!

Christopher T.S. Harvey | Posted 18.08.2017 | UK
Christopher T.S. Harvey

We know burnout occurs, it is no myth. So I see great value in preparing for this eventuality (for employers, educators and future employees) where it is most prominant and nipping the issue in the bud. It will benefit the future of our workforce and certainly the value that they bring to the economy!

Prepare For A Date With Your Dream Goal

Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Veronica Owusu-Byczkowska

If you want to stay focused and keep your dreams, desires and aspirations alive, a vision board is a must! You want to keep your desires on fire, create a mindset of possibilities and take baby step actions towards that date with your dream goal!

Redefining Happiness

Susanna Halonen | Posted 30.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

As the Happyologist®, the most common question I get asked is, "Are you always happy?". To this, I confidently respond, "No, I'm human." It took me years to fully understand this question and to respond to it confidently. Why? Because I, just like the rest of society, had totally misunderstood what happiness is.

Is Wanting To Help Other Mums Discriminatory?

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 15.05.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

I know there are loads of women who aren't mums who I could coach, I could choose to work with people who are struggling to conceive or who don't want kids. However, this is not my reality and I believe when you are a coach you are meant to work with a certain group of people. For me, my tribe is other mums.

Tackling Maternity Leave Anxiety

Saira Aspinall | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Parents
Saira Aspinall

The realities of maternity leave when your job is dependent on YOU - as a personality, a creative, a presence in the system really isn't discussed enough. The idea that we are all replaceable, often with a younger model or another identikit 'part-time mum', is difficult to confront.

How My Kids Have Helped My Business

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 06.04.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

It is a pretty old cliche that we learn from our kids as much as we teach them. As someone who spent 12 years in education I know this is true when you think about older children, but I have learnt so much in the last 2 1/2 years of motherhood and what I have learnt has helped me in my business.

The Heart Of Social Work

Michaela Horan | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK
Michaela Horan

This is not a post I ever thought I'd write. These are not words I ever expected to express with genuine conviction. These are not feelings I ever exp...

Women: Let's Roar For Each Other

Michelle Gant | Posted 08.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Michelle Gant

All you amazing, incredible, unique beautiful, interesting, and fabulous women - you are more than enough. You already have everything inside you to be who you want to be, to do what you want to do. You are more than enough. And you always have been.

Why 2017 Is The Year Of Flexible Working

Ruth Kudzi | Posted 15.02.2017 | UK Parents
Ruth Kudzi

The solution for many mums is to start up their own business. Mumprenuers have a lot of bad press (and personally I hate that word). I am not talking about mums making candles in their kitchen (although there is nothing wrong with this). I work with professional women who want to use their skills and experience to create successful businesses.

Change Your Habits, Change Your Life

Susanna Halonen | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

I want you to become your own social scientist, fiercely observing and analysing your habits without critique or judgement. Simply start by becoming aware of them because only then can you start to assess them, break them down, and potentially change them.

Giving The Gift Of Self-Belief To A Child

Michelle Gant | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Parents
Michelle Gant

How to do this, however, is another question. Fair to say I'm no expert: some days it feels like I'm winging this parenting thing. But, I do have some thoughts about how I might be able to help her self-esteem to grow.

Why We Need More Man Hugs In The Office

Moyra Mackie | Posted 08.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Moyra Mackie

What is it with men and hugs? The other week after an episode of The Apprentice, Twitter lit up with clips and comments on the "man-hug that never was" between the latest victim of the boardroom, Oliver, and one of his team mates, Paul.

Pestiferous Rumination

Shahilla Barok | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shahilla Barok

Now, almost three years on, I look back and wonder...did all that ruminating do me any good? Nope, I know it didn't, it made me sad, angry and sluggish, and as a result I was not as productive as I could have been so, it was, in reality, slowing me down from moving on.

Catching The Coaching Habit

Colin Hunter | Posted 06.10.2016 | UK
Colin Hunter

It's time for a change, time is of the essence, time is money. We're all obsessed with time. Whether we don't have enough of it, or we don't know how to best spend it, in work and in life, we often waste a lot of it. Our business lives are particularly clogged, but a leading mind in business coaching, Michael Bungay Stanier, has the solution. His solution streamlines working hours into uber productive pockets of time that in turn bring greater results and impact.

Have You Ever Been Called A 'Loose Cannon'?

Shahilla Barok | Posted 26.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Shahilla Barok

After reading that I was most definitely offended! Now, you may not know me, you may have met me, been on my training, tapped into a free webinar or just know me through my blogs and weekly emails...do you think I would ever put anyone in jeopardy?

What Can We Learn From Olympic Coaches?

Damian Hughes | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Sport
Damian Hughes

Most people possess a model of the world, a script for how things should be. What stops innovation is the lack of willingness to double back and revisit our scripts and determine whether they are helpful or not... it's not working harder but working smarter which is what double loop thinking requires us to do.

Acting on Impulse: Building Better Habits

Erica Sosna | Posted 15.08.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Erica Sosna

I have a confession to make.... I am impulsive......Not just spontaneous. But speed of light, slave to my desires impulsive. Sometimes it works well for me - I nab a bargain at an antique fair, respond quickly and intuitively to requests for help or discover an exciting off piste local attraction on a meandering walk in a new town or city on holiday.

Reshaping Behaviour and Reframing Success

Colin Hunter | Posted 26.07.2017 | UK
Colin Hunter

Busy. Very busy. That's how most business leaders would describe themselves. Perhaps there's just enough spare time to down a coffee, scan a Metro and start another 12-hour day. So busy, in fact, they don't have time to explore the connection between well-being, self-belief and success. But this is something Denis Gorce-Bourge is hoping to change.

Take the Fear Out of Flying

Victoria Ward | Posted 13.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

For many of us, the arrival of summer means excitedly counting the days until we down tools and set up the out-of-office before we head off to warmer shores for a fortnight in the sun. For those with a flying phobia, however, that dream holiday can become a nightmare plagued with anxiety and fear.

Divorce With Dignity: Don't Throw Daggers

Adele McCormack | Posted 26.04.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Adele McCormack

The hardest part of letting go of a relationship is actually accepting that you had a part to play in the demise of it. This may seem like a really difficult thing to do if you are in the early stages of a break up but it will be the most freeing thing you will do to move on.

How You Scare Away the Money

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 25.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Your body is the first to know whether you have any blocks around money. It will know that faster than your brain (no wonder, as it has millions of nerve cells perceiving information!). You will feel discomfort or a liberating sensation when thinking about spending it in a particular way.

Here Be Dragons (Step Out of Your Comfort Zone)

Victoria Ward | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

What it doesn't see, is that while there may be dragons in the uncharted territory, so might there be lands filled with riches and opportunities. For the brave and the bold, those riches and opportunities are there for the taking, and with the right resources the dragons are there to be slain.

Feel the Fear, and Do It Because of It

Victoria Ward | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

I have been feeling a little disconnected of late. I'm self-employed, and as many people who work for themselves will understand, that can be quite isolating. Not being one to sit around wallowing in self-pity, I decided to create a collaborative events and coaching company with a friend.

Set Your Theme for 2016

Victoria Ward | Posted 29.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

I believe in the ability - the inevitability in fact - of people to change. Our brains are learning all the time. Learning, analysing, making sense, incorporating the new learning, creating new beliefs and thoughts then causing new behaviours.

Why You Struggle to Finish Your To-Do List

Susanna Halonen | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susanna Halonen

Stop yourself right there. Don't let yourself go down into a spiral of negativity as the deeper you go, the harder it will be to get out. Stop yourself before you even start on that downwards path. You know you're working hard and you're getting things done. You just struggle to get them done in the amount of time you'd like to get them done in.