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Bev James

Business mentor and CEO of The Coaching Academy

Bev James is a successful entrepreneur, start-up advocate and business coach with more than 20 years' experience in diverse sectors. Exactly 1,000 days after she attended an Introductory training day at The Coaching Academy, she took over as MD back in 2008. Bev is also Founder and MD for the Entrepreneurs' Business Academy, a joint venture with James Caan from BBC Dragons' Den which was launched in March 2010. Most recently Bev was appointed Director of Mentoring for Start-up Loans, the government initiative for young entrepreneurs and the brain child of Lord Young. Bev is author of the Sunday Times bestseller, DO IT! IT DITCH IT which encourages entrepreneurs at every level to achieve their goals and also creator of the DO IT! OR DITCH IT free business app. As a personal performance coach and business mentor, Bev has had the privilege of working with a number of world class athletes in transition and high profile business organisations and individuals. It is Bev’s mission to make a positive and lasting difference to every individual and organisation she works with.
The Problem With

The Problem With Perfectionism

From Madonna to Mozart, perfectionism has been the driving force behind many of history's greatest achievers. However, perfectionism isn't just a penchant for perfection - we all want things to go as well as possible in our lives. No, true perfectionism is a very real and constant need to reach the highest standards, even if the cost is detrimental.
26/09/2017 14:43 BST
The Six Step Negativity

The Six Step Negativity Detox

When you make an active effort to become more positive, you'll find you encounter much more positivity in everyday life. Why? Is it magic, karma, or energy related? No - it's logically inevitable. When we view the world through more positive eyes and take a more positive approach in everything we do, we become more open and brave
15/08/2017 14:13 BST
Seven Ways To Combat Your

Seven Ways To Combat Your Shyness

Human interaction is the lynchpin of life, so it goes without saying that shyness, as well as severe social anxiety, can be extremely difficult to live with. It can affect every area of your life, from hampering your performance at work or university, to completely sabotaging your enjoyment of social engagements...
05/07/2017 12:47 BST
Coaching Millennials In The

Coaching Millennials In The Workplace

Whilst our personal and professional lives are generally considered separate entities, they still intersect - especially when it comes to personal development. Professional and personal skills often work in tandem, and throughout our lives we have to nurture them both if we're going to be successful.
17/03/2017 12:57 GMT
How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You and Your Business

How Emotional Intelligence Can Help You and Your Business Thrive

Commitment, passion and drive are just a few of the qualities required for success but perhaps one of the most vital skills is emotional intelligence. With recent studies showing that 90% of top performers possess a higher level of emotional intelligence can we really afford to miss out on supercharging our potential?
19/01/2017 12:34 GMT
The Dark Side Of Social

The Dark Side Of Social Media

The rapidly increasing social phenomenon has granted us access to an online community, the ability to instantly connect with people from all over the world, the freedom to share an endless stream of thoughts and photos and be given a quick boost to the ego for every like, share or re-tweet.
17/11/2016 16:04 GMT
Five Ways To Break Free From 'Imposter

Five Ways To Break Free From 'Imposter Syndrome'

According to a study conducted by the International journal of behavioural science, researchers believe that up to 70% of people have suffered from imposter syndrome at some point in their career. Imposter syndrome is a term used to describe people who can feel that they don't deserve their accomplishments, aren't good enough or feel like a fraud.
12/10/2016 10:45 BST
Five Thoughts That Can Crush Your

Five Thoughts That Can Crush Your Success

When you're building a business there will always be beliefs that creep up and how we choose to view them is what creates or crushes our success. If you want to switch your outcomes, it starts by switching your thoughts.
05/09/2016 16:40 BST
How to Supercharge Your Belief in Your Business and

How to Supercharge Your Belief in Your Business and Yourself

The next time you find yourself struck with self-doubt its worth bearing in mind that when you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt. In every moment we have a choice to believe in ourselves or to believe in our doubts, one moves us closer to our goals and one moves us further away, which option will you choose?
27/07/2016 10:48 BST
The Five Types of People to Surround Yourself With for

The Five Types of People to Surround Yourself With for Success

Success is made up of hard work, commitment and passion but perhaps one of the most crucial factors to take into account is who we choose to surround ourselves with. As the old adage goes, 'you are who you hang out with' and the people we invite into our world on a daily basis can impact the way we think, feel and act.
26/05/2016 10:46 BST
No Regrets

No Regrets Living

Bronnie Ware is a palliative nurse who spent years caring and counselling dying patients. She recorded their last wishes and when she questioned whether they would do anything differently, Bronnie noticed common regrets and themes surface again and again.
15/03/2016 15:15 GMT
Seven Toxic Habits That Destroy Your

Seven Toxic Habits That Destroy Your Success

When it comes to success, every thought, belief and behaviour that we hold creates our future. The actions we take influence our outcomes and if we really want to be successful in our efforts, we need to get clear on what habits are holding us back so that we can stop them from dominating our headspace or sabotaging our attempts at success.
19/01/2016 13:31 GMT
The Truth About

The Truth About Multi-Tasking

Multi-tasking is a skill which is increasingly becoming ingrained as a part of today's culture and whilst science may prove that our brains aren't wired to be overstimulated there are ways to use our time in more neuron friendly ways, stopping us from burning out and soldiering on.
12/11/2015 12:07 GMT
Is Mindfulness the Next Must Have Business

Is Mindfulness the Next Must Have Business Skill?

Mindfulness has recently become the latest buzz word in the west and with its increasing popularity the practice has moved from meditation and yoga carried out by monks and hippies to the latest phenomenon, the centuries old notion of 'being in the now' has far evolved beyond a new-age philosophy.
08/10/2015 11:49 BST
Three Tips to Stay True to

Three Tips to Stay True to You

What may have originally seemed like an epic faux pas has in fact opened the door to a world of praise and opportunity. Ahmed's story is a welcomed reminder that exploring different ways of doing things; being open to innovation and allowing ourselves to stand out from the crowd has its benefits.
21/09/2015 11:32 BST