Coaching Lessons From A 5 Year Old

In this video I share a few lessons I learned from some kids who came round to the house about a week ago.

I'm that Auntie that the nieces and nephews are a little bit scared of (because I'm the one who will tell them off!) but, they know that I also give them interesting things to do and think about.

On this day, I happened to give some advice to 7 kids, all aged under 8. In essence, I got them to make some checklists. I didn't make them. They did. They had ownership of the process. So...

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Clarity

Can you imagine ever getting on a bus, train, or plane and not know where you are going? I am a firm believer in the idea that you need to know where you are going or its just a journey to nowhere. If you have ever been in a situation where you are wondering what you are doing today (or in life in general), chances are it's because you don't know your destination, you don't have clarity. 

To me, life is a journey that we take from A to B. A being when we are born, and B being when we...

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Is Discipline Bad For You?

You are on a diet and you are keeping yourself in check, watching what you eat and how much you exercise. You might have a Fitbit helping you monitor your discipline. But I firmly believe that discipline is wrong for us and here is why.Look, a little bit of discipline is always good and helps you to get where you want to go, but having to be disciplined all the time reminds me of having to fight yourself and what you really want to do. This is the main reason why when we go on a diet or start...

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The Most Important Currency

Have you ever wondered about the different types of currency? No, I don't mean the financial currencies of which they are 180 currencies as recognised by the UN in the world right now. The thing is; there is often a debate about the value of old currencies and new ones like the cryptocurrency bitcoin. But what we are not doing is having a real discussion on what currency is.

That one intrigues me because it allows an opportunity for different types of currency and that is what we are here to...

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I Need A Coach

The coaching market is becoming more and more complicated with increasing numbers and types of coaches. The offer, skills and experience varies incredibly and can be very disorientating for someone new to the world of coaching. The key question here is how do you increase your chances of hiring the right coach to meet your needs. As someone who has extensive coaching experience and training, I believe that coaching can have a significant impact in the life of an individual in the area of...

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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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