Posted 22 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
Reflecting on my 15-year career within a corporate environment and personal experiences, what shone through the most was connecting and working in partnership with individuals, developing them to enabling positive outcomes and being open to learning. I had been a Leadership Consultant who also coached, across various business areas for over 5 years, was completing a Counselling and Clinical Skills Diploma with a drive and passion to broaden my skills.
Posted 36 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
Often times, it can feel like we have to make big changes to boost our happiness and live with a sense of fulfilment. However, it's the subtle changes that move us closer to living a life underpinned by happiness.
Posted 50 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
Go back a decade. Spot me leaving the office bang on time because my job bores me. Follow me as I drive within a mile from home and pull into a layby. Watch as I dig into the bottom of my handbag for the precious book that will help me get through the next twelve hours. I allow myself fifteen minutes with my nose in Susan Jeffers' End the Struggle and Dance with Life and then drive home formulating excuses as to why I'm late.
Posted 60 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
It was a heart-to-heart chat with a dear friend that inspired me to act; to begin a major shift in the direction of my professional and working life - after spending 15 years in education. I had already trained as a teacher, a counsellor and I now decided to enrol with The Coaching Academy. That was the start of my coaching journey.
Posted 116 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
When people consider improving themselves, they often think of the big picture goals - changing careers, losing weight, learning a language, and so on. However, as any coach will tell you, there are many little steps on the journey to self-improvement and breaking down these grandeur goals can make all the difference in the long run.
Posted 217 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
The winter blues, also known as seasonal affective disorder (SAD), is a common form of depression that is associated with winter time. In the UK alone, one in three people suffer from SAD and the disorder can affect anyone, at any age. Research has linked SAD to the long periods of darkness that we experience during this time of year. SAD can affect your mood and energy levels, leaving you feeling lethargic, irritable and a little blue. Thankfully, there are a number of tried and tested strategies to boost your spirits.
Posted 280 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
A positive attitude is the key to living a successful and happy life. So why does it feel like our brains are so good at focusing on negative situations?
Posted 329 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
What does your morning routine look like? Is it filled with snoozed alarms until you drag yourself out of bed? Do you rush out the door with a coffee in hand and stress in your mind?
Posted 336 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
Keeping a daily journal might seem like something for famous thinkers, or even angsty teenagers. However, in an increasingly digital age, taking the time out to put pen to paper and record our experiences, feelings, gratitude and dreams is a powerful tool for personal development.
Posted 343 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
To feel confident within, you must be your own best friend and honour your commitments to yourself, have down time when you so choose, say what you mean, mean what you say, sleep when you are tired, eat healthily when hungry, play when you want fun, take responsibility for your finances, respect yourself and your choices, appreciate and trust yourself.
Posted 378 Days Ago in: Coaching Articles
Why do some people have more self-belief than others? Why do some people 'get on with it', while others prevaricate? Is self-belief innate within us, or is it a skill that can be learned?