Alison Forrest

Where Focus Goes, Energy Flows

“Don’t think about pink elephants”. “Don’t ride through the puddle”. We can’t actually tell the brain what not to do, because drawing focus to something, whether good or bad, draws our energy to it. Neuroscience shows that when we really think of something the neurons fire up and effectively produce this thought physically in your …

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5 Things To Ask Yourself Before Coaching

Having a dedicated and experienced coach will make a difference to the way you think, feel and act. But only if you take responsibility for embedding these new practices and insights into your daily life. It’s like learning a new language… actually, come to think of it, it’s exactly like learning a new language! Did …

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Are You Ready For Leadership Coaching?

I think by this time in your career, you may have heard of coaching, in particular leadership coaching, or executive coaching. You’re an up-and-comer, right? Tagged as high-potential, or already managing people and teams, and being recognised for your talent and efforts. Not everyone can lead (although many may try!), and I know if you’re …

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Does Lack of Resilience = Burnout?

If I feel as though I’m flirting with burnout, does that mean I need to work on my resilience? Or am I just weak, or in over my head? Or just plain incapable? (Hello, Imposter Syndrome!) Short answer: no. The concept of resilience in the workplace can certainly have negative connotations – there are so …

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Emotional Intelligence: Managing the Storm

Emotional Intelligence can sound like one of those important yet mysterious and elusive character traits any good leader is supposed to have – kind of like Executive Presence… We all know that we don’t want or need to be robots in the workplace, and we also know that we don’t need to start oversharing or …

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