Life Coaching

Here Be Dragons (Step Out of Your Comfort Zone)

Victoria Ward | Posted 08.02.2016 | 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.

A Right for Silence

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 26.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Have you ever wondered why the most prestigious areas in the city are usually the quietest? Why executive business lounges in the airports have no bright screens/ads/loud music/shouting announcement (very different from normal waiting areas)?

Feel the Fear, and Do It Because of It

Victoria Ward | Posted 22.01.2016 | 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.

The Aftermath of Christmas on a Relationship and Family

Heather Montoute | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Parents
Heather Montoute

As a nation, we seem to put ourselves under more and more pressure each year to make Christmas better and to try and make people happy - and as a result we make ourselves miserable.

When a Stranger Rejects You

Jean Smith | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Jean Smith

Why does rejection from a stranger hurt so much? Even the mere idea of a stranger's rejection is enough to put off the most brazen of us.

Set Your Theme for 2016

Victoria Ward | Posted 30.12.2015 | 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.

Happy Birthday to Me

Anastasia Dedyukhina | Posted 03.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Anastasia Dedyukhina

Did the situation really change? Only in my head (how cool is that?). I made calculations and figured out what I could cut on if I were to work with her. I mentally got rid of everything inessential and discovered that I won't suffer much if I had to give it up.

How to Exercise Ripple Awareness

Michaela Horan | Posted 22.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

When I do something, like make a change, or a choice about my life, it has a ripple effect on a whole bunch of people. Some of those people I know. So...

Choosing Happiness When It Feels Like the Wrong Choice

Tremaine du Preez | Posted 16.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Tremaine du Preez

As a coach I often work with loss and change and the tremendous stress that these two partners impose. I knew how to work through this with a client but I had no will to do so with myself. Instead I withdrew into a small, solitary routine where I could be heartbroken without being judged.

If Only I Could Bottle This Feeling...

Jeff Brazier | Posted 01.10.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Here's another crap misconception. That it's egotistical to love yourself. I was accused of loving myself at school, far from the sad truth that I had a lot of healing to do before I was to understand what it meant to love myself. Now I realise it's something that people say to others when they are threatened by someone's confidence as it reminds them of what little acceptance they have for themselves... I see beauty all around me, in people, places, objects and actions. That's love and it's a very powerful thing!

Why You Struggle to Finish Your To-Do List

Susanna Halonen | Posted 29.09.2015 | 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.

How to Find Your Own Personal Hogwarts

Michaela Horan | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

If Harry Potter's not your thing you need only look up at the night sky to consider the concept of a whole other dimension. Astronomers refer to an observable universe for good reason. Because they know that there's an unobservable one as well - that there's more 'out there' than we're currently able to detect with a telescope, despite the technological advances of recent times.

Self-Care in a Manic World

Louise Presley-Turner | Posted 08.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Louise Presley-Turner

The modern world is a manic place, juggling family life with work, keeping on top of the housework, the endless barrage of paperwork, not to mention keeping up to date with technology! There are so many things that demand our time and attention. And very often it leaves very little time for getting our own needs met.

Why Coaching Is About Becoming the Very Best Version of Yourself

Magdalena Glistak | Posted 18.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Magdalena Glistak

After a few years of coaching and helping hundreds of individuals, I want to share my insights into what coaching is for me and why I believe it can help you become the very best version of yourself.

I Need Some Help But Where Do I Turn? A Practical Guide to Choosing a Therapist or Coach

Steve Burns | Posted 24.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Steve Burns

Therapy, like life, is a journey (sorry!). Unfortunately the relationship between you investing in your psychological and emotional health and the progress you make towards happiness isn't always linear...

What Is the Best Form of Therapy for Personal Growth?

Benjamin Bonetti | Posted 11.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Benjamin Bonetti

Given that everyone is different and we all have our own ideas about what constitutes personal growth, it stands to reason that some people would benefit from one form of therapy while other people would benefit from another form of therapy.

10 Steps to Being a VIP

Lyndsey Whiteside | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Lyndsey Whiteside

There are some simple foundation steps that we can all take; that in fact, I have taken to really set the scene for fully flourishing. I believe that we attract what we think we deserve, at different levels in our thinking.

Feeling Unhappy? Get Walking!

Mercedes Ngoh | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mercedes Ngoh

Walking is a great metaphor for getting unstuck and moving forward - you can only walk when you put one foot in front of the other. You don't worry you cannot cover the distance because you learn that's all you have to do, keep putting that foot forward.

Seeing Faults in Others Is Easy, But Not Always So Welcome When We Find Them in Ourselves

Jeff Brazier | Posted 07.06.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

Life has to be more than just being about what's absolutely necessary, we have a network around us which needs an element of input and equality in order to thrive. What is a life without wonderful friendships and relationships? All contributing to adding layers and enriching our experience along whatever direction we pursue, it can be a lonely path when selfishness prevails, even if it is only because you initially just wanted to cope and not let anyone down.

Is Your People-Pleasing Habit Holding You Back?

Jen Smith | Posted 31.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Smith

It is possible to have a balance between our own needs and the needs of others. It isn't about being selfish, but about taking care of your own needs as well and having healthy, mutually respectful relationships.

What Eclipse-Mindedness Has to Teach Us About Our Lives

Michaela Horan | Posted 29.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

I am seeing the huge value in the reminder the eclipse offered that we are absolutely part of a bigger picture. That there are systems at play that are bigger than the concerns of our own individual lives.

Saying Goodbye to Fred...

Jeff Brazier | Posted 24.05.2015 | UK Entertainment
Jeff Brazier

In my own personal experiences as a coach, changing the perception or story of the situation which creates the anxiety can be very effective. So often we forget where the anxiety came from in the first place.

When It's Time to Plan Less and Surrender More

Michaela Horan | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Michaela Horan

If having kids has taught me anything, it's the utter unpredictability of any given moment. Unwittingly they have taught (or forced - depending on the day) me to accept that I am not entirely in control.

How Undereating Is F*cking Up Your Recovery

Carrie Armstrong | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Carrie Armstrong

If my life has taught me anything then it is this: Doesn't matter what we are recovering from, all recovery is just a bridge. The start of the bridge is a destination we find ourselves that we don't want to be in. The end of it is the place where we will feel normal again.

Life Lessons From My Four-Year-Old. #1 Let It Go!

Victoria Ward | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Victoria Ward

Somewhere along the way of growing up, we lose that special talent of not taking things personally and we get so serious about any little offence. We don't let other people off the hook with forgiveness easily, and we harbour ill feelings for a long, often unhealthy, amount of time.