When you’ve got a million and one things to do, it can be hard to prioritise effectively. We tend to put off big tasks because they are so overwhelming, especially if you don’t have a plan of attack. So, we work on the smaller, more
Often, the only thing holding us back from achieving our goals and reaching our full potential at work is our confidence in ourselves or lack of it. Even if you have all the necessary skills and experience to go after that promotion or
With a new year of work before us, it’s a great time to look ahead to the various challenges and opportunities we might face this year. So, I thought I’d share some advice for a challenge that we commonly face in the workplace –
While audits might not inspire you with a feeling of excitement, they are often necessary to help you take stock, assess your situation, and figure out how to progress from your current situation. Have you ever sat down and carried out
We all encounter stressful situations in our day-to-day lives; that’s completely normal. Getting the kids ready for school in the morning, your commute to work, giving a presentation to your bosses – these situations and many more are
Most of us spend at least a third of the day at work. That’s a big chunk of time, so if something at work is making us unhappy, it has a huge impact on our lives. What are the main issues that make people unhappy at work? Let’s look at
A lot of what happens in our lives depends on the mindset we approach it with. If you’re unhappy in your career, then you could just sit around complaining about your job, claiming that nothing good ever happens to you while you wait
Hands up, who’s already failed their New Year’s resolutions! You’re definitely not alone. These resolutions have a big failure rate because they are usually unrealistic and overgeneralised. We can’t be perfect all year round, and we do
Now that the fog of Christmas and New Year has lifted and we’re all back at work, it’s a good time to take a moment to pause and reflect on the year that we leave behind us. They say that those who don’t learn from history are doomed
I’m going to share with you a coaching exercise that will help you to assess how you spend your time and where your priorities should lie, whether that’s in life or at work. It starts with the following story…
It can sometimes be hard to leave work behind at the office when you come home, especially now that we’re all so connected via various mobile devices.
The run-up to Christmas is a hectic time. So, forget about the partridge in a pear tree, here’s what you should do in your last couple of working weeks before the Christmas break.
The most dangerous person is the one who listens, thinks and observes... I absolutely love this quote from Bruce Lee. The importance and power of listening is entrenched in every walk of life – as essential for a martial artist as
Stress is something that all of us face – it is pretty much inevitable. Certain levels are healthy, helping us to be motivated and achieve our goals. After a point, however, stress tips into overwhelm, which can have the opposite effect.
Teamwork makes the dream work – so it isn’t often that we hear about the dysfunctions of a team. Without identifying them, it can be difficult and frustrating to pinpoint exactly where and why teamwork can go wrong.
Even the most motivated of us can sometimes hit a brick wall, or find motivation an issue from time-to-time. Modern life is very busy, many of us have conflicting pressures, coming in from different directions so it’s easy to get
I’ve worked with companies to develop their leaders as coaches. It’s great to see how organisations are understanding that taking a coaching approach can lead to self-awareness and development within teams and plenty of ‘aha’ moments.
Middle management can sometimes be a funny place to be. Very often you are senior enough to make big decisions, lead teams, and have a great deal of responsibility but maybe do not have a lot of power to make organisational changes.
So is empathy, being empathetic a good thing or not? I’d always considered it a strength. As a coach, I seek to understand on a cognitive level what my clients are going through, without over-sympathising because as a coach, you have a
I wanted to follow up on a previous blog post that wrote about vulnerability as it sparked a bit of interest on social media. A few people wanted to ask some questions so I thought it best to cover these off in a blog and some of the
I’ve written a few times previously on authentic leadership but this time I wanted to put a focus on the pharmaceutical industry as it’s an industry I’ve a lot of experience in.
One of my passions in life is deep scuba diving, well in fact I dive on a rebreather which is something a little different but it’s a piece of equipment that allows me to go deep and spend a considerable amount of time looking at
In this day and age, with celebrity news, YouTube adverts, Instagram images… it’s easy to think that success often happens ‘overnight’. However sometimes ‘overnight’ has meant several years of hard work, and what we see is the end result.
I thought I would tackle the issue of vulnerability in this blog and how it can be a source of strength. Vulnerability is something I have struggled with in the past and had to master and continue to do so – particularly in my personal life.
Values are what are important, valuable or desirable to you and they guide your behaviors and decisions and are the motivation behind your actions. Living in alignment with your values creates joy, fulfillment, and sense of personal
It is the end of the first quarter and time to check the score. Just as planning your goals for the coming year should always begin with a look back at the year in review, so planning your busines for the rest of this year should take
For many of us, the public holidays are approaching for Easter Break and thank goodness I hear some of you cry! Whilst for many of us, it may be a reason to over-indulge on the chocolate front, for many of us it’s a few days to relax
I wanted to write this post as I often get people who approach me for coaching but are very tentative about coaching. Asking for outside help can often be perceived as a sign of weakness, that you are failing, or doing some wrong.
Okay so any job, career, or profession is going to have elements that you just cannot stand. It may be having to give presentations, travel a lot, complete lots of burdensome processes. I can’t think of any job where that is not the
1970 Steve Wozniak was working for Hewlett-Packard. Steve Wozniak initially designed the Apple 1 PC while working at Hewlett-Packard and he offered it to them, on first refusal to his work. They declined to take up the offer!
Have you encountered troublesome individuals in your work environment? The troublesome individual that you need to manage every day can be your supervisor or your partner or your subordinate or client or group pioneer or any other
All of have an internal ‘sat nav’ – that is core principles that guide us. We have them in our personal lives, so for example someone that is motivated by adventure may find that they spend time and money on trips and travel.
It’s always good to have something to work towards and aspire to. In her book 'The Creator’s Code', Amy Williamson cites research that shows that people achieve a lot more in life when they focus on what they want to work towards -
I don’t know about you, but I’ve had jobs where I know in my heart of hearts I’m not happy, and frankly – I just don’t belong. I’ve sat there and meditated, socialised, looked forward to my holidays; anything to try to ignore the