Coaching

Is It Fear? Or Just Not My Jam?

We’ve all heard the phrase “feel the fear and do it anyway”, but what if your instincts are actually right? How do we tell the difference between something we’re just nervous about, and something that simply won’t serve us? Very often, when we’re shit-scared of something, we know it will be “good for us” if …

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Fear Of Success – Yes, It’s A Thing!

Fear is the anticipation of a negative outcome. Looking a little more closely at this, we see that fear doesn’t actually exist in the present moment – it’s a projection, in the present moment, about what’s going to happen, or will happen again. In essence, there is no truth in the future, as it hasn’t …

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Turning Challenges Into Opportunities

Come with a solution to the problem, or not at all… How many times have you heard that to appear “collaborative” and a “team player” you can’t just come to your manager or team with a problem, you need to bring the solution as well? I’m going to challenge this one. There’s a saying in …

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Leadership Coaching: Step By Step To Success

“Leadership Coaching” – what does this even mean? Does it mean I currently lead the “wrong” way? Will I be taught the “right” way? What even is the “right” way to lead? Leadership coaching is incredibly individual, there is no magic formula – which is why it’s so important to find a coach that can …

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Perfectionism vs Excellence – What’s The Difference & Does It Matter?

No, this is not a trick question. But it is certainly a tricky one! Take just a second to consider it in relation to how you work. Where does seeking excellence in all that we do turn to perfectionism? Is perfectionism even a “bad” character trait? We often hear that “done is better than perfect”, …

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Investing In Yourself? Totally Worth It!

I invested in myself last night and I couldn’t be more excited! After 17 years in the corporate world, moving to setting up my own business has been a real eye opener, in the best sense. I’ve needed to learn so many new skills about running a business, and it’s actually been a wonderful challenge. …

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Neuroscience for Leadership – “Get On Yer Bike!”

Yes I’ll put my hand up and admit to being addicted to my Peloton spinning bike!  (#CheekyMalarkey – see you on the Leaderboard!) But did you know that exercise can help you become a better leader? Oxygenation of the brain occurs through movement and exercise, as well as meditation, and aids in the higher cognitive …

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Stop Shoulding All Over Yourself

Many of my clients, and my past self as well, have had insanely busy and stressful lives, what with work, families, relationships and hobbies, and the idea of fitting something else into this craziness, even if we know it will do us a world of good, is almost impossible to imagine!   I should work …

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Hack Your Brain To Success

Did you know that our brains are wired to be 2 – 2.5x more likely to focus on the negative than the positive? This can affect our propensity to take healthy risks, and can lead to fear-based decisions and stagnation in our careers. In Kahneman and Tversky’s 1984 paper[1], they theorised that loss aversion expresses …

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How Coaching Has Changed Me

Yes, coaches have coaches – absolutely! This stuff bloody works, so why wouldn’t we? I really kick myself that I never had a long-term coach when I was in corporate banking and finance for 17 years. Things could have just been so much easier, calmer, and engaging, with so much less worry, stress and self-judgement. Yes, I achieved a lot, and I’m really proud …

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