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Facing Those Fears … and getting on with it!

Can any of you relate to having fears that you struggled to face? Did you procrastinate, avoid or make excuses to not do it? How many of you can relate to finally doing that scary thing, facing the fear and then wondering why you put it off for so long?

I suspect that you probably […]

Resting and Recovery … benefits of taking a break

As many of you might be aware, I did a triathlon last weekend which I am still feeling very pleased with myself and the achievement. Here is link to last week’s blog about the journey.

After six months of focused training, consistent attention and much energy and effort, not to mention the actual effort on […]

I finally did it … Long road towards a big goal

Recall a time when you finally achieved a goal that you had been working on for a long time. Maybe you had a plan, got support from others and took the necessary actions to finally achieve that goal. Yet, what happens when, for reasons outside of your control, something happens and your target date is […]

Resilience … bouncing back after setbacks

Resilience, like mindfulness, is becoming more talked about in the spheres of business and is fast becoming an essential skill. From my experiences with clients and sports, resilience has long been talked about. Athletes sometimes experience poor performances or setbacks like injury or not performing as they expected to and need to develop strategies to […]

Mindfulness … and your performances

The concept of mindfulness is becoming more mainstream, talked about and more accepted as an essential skill that people benefit from learning in today’s busy and hectic world. Whether it is your sports performances, your work performances or in everyday life; learning mindfulness can certainly make a positive difference!

Jon Kabat-Zinn, the founder of mindfulness, […]

Making Space for what is Important

I am currently reading a great book called Total Leadership by Stew Friedman which will help me in my life as well as help me help clients! The fact that the ideas contained in this Total Leadership programme can be key to performances is what originally caught my eye. I am all about helping myself […]

Acceptance and Taking it One Day at a Time

Have you heard expression ‘what you resist, persists’?

Last week, I spent most of the week in bed! I was ill and unable to work or even focus on things. I had what seems to be a common cold and sinusitis however it knocked me off my feet. Now, that rarely happens to me and […]

Even with the Best of Intentions … Getting Back on Track

First of all, this is going to be a revealing blog as I have to admit something! I have to admit that even though I coach others to stay on track, to maintain their focus on their goals and to take regular action … I could have benefited from having a coach myself these past […]

Priorities – are you clear on yours?

Have you ever been working on a big project and then something comes along demanding your time and attention? Perhaps your boss or a client asked if you can provide something at short notice for something like a proposal they are about to do or a very important meeting they are going to or. Many […]

A Moment of Stillness

We live in such a way these days where busyness is almost looked upon as something to admire and respect. It sometimes seems like busyness equals importance. Yet, the reality is that more and more of us could benefit from slowing down, even for a few moments, in order to become more effective in whatever […]