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9 Rules to a Successful Coaching Outcome

  Think long term. Don’t fall into the trap of short termism and only talk about where you’ll be in 6 months. Sure you’ll have clarity on where you are going and have started to take action but that’s just the end of the beginning. We are […]

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A Coach’s Words Have Power

There are countless coaching tools available. Two are fundamental; listening and questioning. The ability to actively listen at a deeper level than just the words spoken paired with the ability to ask the right questions creates powerful insights and awareness within the client. Basic but essential executive […]

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Musings on Modern Leadership part 2

 So just what is “leadership work”? Once you are prepared to fake it until you become it in pursuit of your new work identity what should you spend your time doing? The difference between managing and leading is largely one of focus. The manager’s focus is predominantly […]

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Musings on Modern Leadership part 1

Leadership; there’s a lot of debate about what good leadership is and looks like. My personal current definition is: “Leadership; to influence and inspire a broad group of people to excel to achieve a common goal”. But can “Leadership” be taught? Much corporate and academic energy has […]

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Networking Do’s and Don’ts

Did you read that headline and had a negative reaction? Do you still think networking is something grubby, underhand, scheming and against your values of honesty and integrity? Well like most things there’s a wrong and right way to do something. Go into a networking opportunity with a ‘taking mentality’, […]

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The Career Coaching Process

Today is a straight forward outline of what I do when it comes to careers coaching. Most of us, when we need or want to change job simply spruce up our CV and bang it out to as many people as possible. And then wonder why 6 […]

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The Ten Tenets of Change

Let’s start the new year with The Golden Rules of Change. Print these off and put them somewhere you can see them every day. Most want to know their final destination before making a change and striking out on a new direction. Those people are ruled be […]

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Assertiveness: 10 tips

Below are 10 tips that can help you be more assertive. So many people struggle with this, but remember if you’ve been avoiding asserting yourself just like anything else you aren’t that practiced in your aren’t going to be that good to start with. And just like […]

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Invest In Yourself

I had a meeting with potential new client recently, we shall call him ‘Steven’ Steven: how much are sessions? Me: £100 single session, discounts for multiple sessions paid upfront Steven: Really?! For an hour?! That’s a lot. Me: How much do you spend at the weekend on […]

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The 4 Horsemen of Failure; procrastination, perfectionism, fear, overwhelmed.

In my experience there are four reasons above all else that stop you achieving and succeeding: procrastination, perfectionism, fear, feeling overwhelmed. This is a quick summary of each, I will go into more detail in each one in the coming weeks, although I may blog about other […]

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