August 29

Are you seeing the fruits of your labours?

This summer we have had a bumper crop of figs from our garden. Okay, not quite in Mediterranean quantities, but a wonderful crop for the UK. When I posted this photo on Facebook, my friend Margaret commented “Wow, we’ve got peppers, aubergines and tomatoes, but I never thought figs would grow so well here!” To.

April 12

Appreciating and Being Appreciated

I’m not expecting anything from the CIPD (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development) I thought as I opened the bright white A4 envelope. “Please do not bend” said the letters on the front, accompanied by the CIPD logo and I was intrigued to see what was inside. I found a letter thanking me for being.

January 13

Daffodils in December – Environmental Changes and Flexibility

On one of my walks during the Christmas break – between the downpours and sometimes during them! – I noticed a tree bursting into blossom, the bobbing yellow heads of daffodils and the vibrant green growth on weeping willows. This is what I would expect to see in April rather than December. The weather experts.

September 2

What is it like to work with a professional coach?

Do you ever wonder what it is like to work with a professional coach? This is what one of my clients wrote about her experience: Prior to commencing my coaching sessions with Jacqueline we talked on the telephone to help me to decide whether I could work with her. My first session was then very.

July 29

Switching Off

  A full quarter of all sorts of people say they think about work-related issues in their leisure time, including holidays, weekends and extended breaks. This is not about work-life balance as much as work-life boundaries. It is about not letting work issues dominate outside work, during leisure activities.  Mark Cropley, health psychologist at Surrey.

February 20

Change Your Thoughts Change Your Life

When working with my coaching and training clients we often explore how what they think affects how they behave. How, for example, their self-confidence stems from the thoughts that they have about themselves and how that affects their behaviour. How we think affects how we behave. Our thoughts, our brain, drives what we do, what.

November 13

It’s Not What You Say But The Way That You Say It

  Do you: • want to be heard more? • want to be more assertive? • want to make more impact? • want to be taken more seriously? Good communication skills underpin a lot of the training and coaching that I do whether I am developing customer service, presentation or leadership skills. Understanding the impact.

August 6

Confused About Coaching?

Are you confused about coaching, wondering who engages a coach, what they talk about and how working with a coach could benefit you and your team? I have written this article to help lift this fog of confusion and highlight some of the key reasons why business people work with coaches and some of the.

December 12

Christmas Planning, Goals and Deadlines

I have just returned from a walk to the local shopping centre which was buzzing with a hive of activity from festive shoppers. Observing them and myself for a moment made me realise how much we all achieve in so little time in the run up to Christmas. We have cards to write, presents to.

July 24

Change – how do you approach it?

We have been going through a period of change as a business to respond to changing customer needs, build on our strengths, develop a new vision and review how we can best help. I have been thinking about how we all approach change differently and wanted to share with you two different examples that I have.