Introduction Self-regard is how we regard our inner selves: do we like ourselves as we are, right now, our good points and our faults? When we look in the mirror can we smile at who we are, both on the outside (our appearance, bodies…) and in the inside (our talents, actions, qualities, strengths and weaknesses). … Continue reading Grow your Self-Regard (one of a series of practical guides on how to build your emotional intelligence)
A famous tale about Albert Einstein is that he dreamed up the theory of relativity when riding his bicycle. Businessman Warren Buffett is on record as sayingthat he reads for six hours per day and has very few scheduled meetings. Both of these examples stand in stark contrast to the ways in which most … Continue reading Take the time to think, it pays off, big
So many clients have questioned me when I suggested that emotional intelligence (EI) coaching and training will definitely impact positively on their professional competence and business results. They look at me questioning whether I really and truly realise the pressure they are under from stakeholders, customers, suppliers, agencies, and colleagues to over-deliver day after day … Continue reading Emotional Intelligence is not for wusses
What does success mean to you? This is one of the questions I ask so often in coaching sessions both one-on-one and in group settings. The answer obviously means different things to different people and to the same people depending on their stage of life. Success is often linked with the pursuit of happiness, status, … Continue reading Success = freedom to choose
My bet is you have a New Year's Resolution for 2017 that is connected in some way to your physical health: is it losing weight, upping vegetables, staying away from too much alcohol, sugar and bad fats, giving up smoking, getting more exercise?? Why do we so often forget our mental health, taking it for … Continue reading Improve your mental wellbeing for 2017, here’s how..
I think we need to come back a few spaces and stop a while to think things through before we start shouting about and fighting for, our rights. A right that is just, expresses what we want, need or feel but not at the expense of others i.e. not violating other people’s rights. With just … Continue reading Behind every Just Right stands a Just Responsibility
There are many reasons I became a coach in behavioural change. When I was very young I used to help my younger sisters with their studies and had a reputation even outside the home, at school or at ballet classes, to help others and teach them. So as a career I went into the field of … Continue reading Why I love being a Coach
I am currently involved in a really enjoyable assignment in a company I know well, to support their newly hired employees as they get to grips with their first few days in the organisation. One of the sessions I conduct is an exercise around personal and company branding as an introduction to understanding, what is, a … Continue reading Your Personal Brand… why you need one for life and success….