The Ultimate Guide To Mentoring

Mentoring is a system of semi-structured guidance whereby one person shares their knowledge, skills and experience to assist others to progress in their own lives and careers.”  (University of Cambridge)

There are many different definitions of mentoring, which will vary depending on the context, as mentoring can occur in, for example, an education, industry or third sector environment.

Mentoring is not simply advising or passing on experience, it is also about motivating and...

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Happy Partner, Happy Me

Almost 15 years on from getting married, this morning as I was out running and I bumped into my husband who was also running. He looked so happy, and that made me happy. It made me think about the whole idea that a happy man is someone who has a happy wife, right? Well, what about the other way around? (NB - In case you are wondering we run separately in the same area - my husband is a lot taller and faster than me so I don't want to hold him back, and he doesn't want me to run so fast that I...

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Morning Routines

We have all heard reasons and stories why a morning routine is important. The thing is that sometimes morning and motivation don't always go together. In this post, I am going to look at different morning routines that I have tried and tested and will let you know what worked best for me. The aim is not to tell you how to do it, rather it's to offer you options so that you can select something that works best for you.

But, before we look at anything to do with routines I want to share some...

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Quality Of Life

We spend a lot of time reflecting on life and where we are at right? For the last few weeks I have been thinking a lot about Quality of Life. That is a phrase that is used a lot by the National Health Service in the UK, and when I was working with the National Institute of Clinical Excellence on its Gestational Diabetes Guide I learned a lot about QUALY's (quality of life indicators). But all of that was from a medical perspective. As a Muslim woman I realised that what I need to focus on...

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Living The Hygge Way

I recently learnt about the Danish concept of 'hygge'. In fact, as I was researching to write this post I saw that The Independent even wrote about hygge recently!

I haven’t made it to Denmark or Norway yet but I went to Sweden last year and loved it – there was so much to reflect on, and I feel as if I saw a lot of hygge in Sweden! I had no idea that there is a debate about whether the origins of hygge are Norwegian or Danish. Let’s say it's Scandanavian and hopefully,...

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Success Or Progress

If you have goals or aspirations that you are struggling to achieve then you are in the right place. Today I'm going to share with you my thoughts on success or progress and set out what small shifts can help you to make progress on these goals that you are struggling with. First lets look at the definitions of these words...

Success:
Meaning: the accomplishment of an aim or purpose; a person or thing that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity; the outcome of an...

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How To Find A Coach

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There are many methods of finding a coach, for example, coach matching services, online directories etc. However, the key here is you. It is important you get along with your coach, feel that your personalities are complimentary, that they can provide you with what you need and balance supporting you and challenging you.

Before judging whether your coach is a good fit for you, we must find one first! Below are a few recommended ways you can go about finding a coach:

  • Use a matching service:...
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