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Just Start Running

Posted on 19 January, 2022 at 4:25



When people come to me for coaching, it is usually because they want something to change.

 

I know from my own experience when I first went to a coach I was desperate to change my career.  My focus was very much on “running away” from my then current situation. It was...

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Dignity, Always Dignity

Posted on 12 January, 2022 at 6:50



My latest video is up on YouTube: Dignity, Always Dignity - or life lessons from an adventure with a big red coat!



Your Worst 'Best Friend'?

Posted on 5 January, 2022 at 3:55


 

 

"You really are an idiot"

"You are only going to mess it up"

"You are too stupid/fat/ugly/old..."

 

If someone said any of these things to your face, you might at the very least think the person exceptionally rude. You might ask them who they thought they were talking to you...

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Too Early To Start Thinking About Next Year?

Posted on 2 November, 2021 at 5:15


Does this seems familiar? January 1st, all fired up with good New Year intentions, you decide you are going to exercise, eat more healthily, read more, learn an language…

 

You try to change everything at once and it all gets too much. You go to the gym a few times then decide you don’t like that envir...

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Book Club feature by Jana Oliviera

Posted on 23 September, 2021 at 8:50



I am delighted that my book is featured in the new book club from Jana Oliviera - check out her blog and podcast about it! 

"If you’re in that phase that you feel stuck in your art, with fear and feeling...
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Mistakes

Posted on 8 September, 2021 at 6:00

 

"You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don't try to forget the mistakes, but you don't dwell on it. You don't let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space."

Johnny Cash

 

&...

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Can You Believe What You See?

Posted on 9 August, 2021 at 10:00




Have you ever looked at a parking meter, or a house front, or a cloud and seen a face?

 

This has a name - pareidolia, a “tendency for perception to impose a meaningful interpretation on a nebulous stimulus, usually visual, so that one sees an object, pattern or meaning wh...

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Art Talk - 23rd July

Posted on 21 July, 2021 at 7:15



I am delighted to be a guest on Art Talk on IGTV Live on Friday 23rd July at 7pm UK time with artists Marina Emphietzi, Jana Oliviera and Mazarine Memon.

 

Have you ever wondered what your favourite artists are up to when they aren’t creating their collections? These three artists hav...

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Keeping a Positive Mind

Posted on 14 July, 2021 at 3:40



I often write and talk about the importance of having a vision. This is really powerful and if you write it down, draw it, or make a mood board, you can read/look at your vision paper whenever you want.

 

But how can you keep it real, as they say, everyday? Particularly on a bad day?

 

One way is to...

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What can make it difficult to effectively provide coaching support?

Posted on 9 July, 2021 at 4:55


I was asked this question recently.


The biggest difficultly comes if people think that I am going to give them the answers, create the plan and/or do the work for them.


Managing peoples’ expectations and explaining the difference between coaching and mentoring is a key part of my init...

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