With my career and life coaching clients, a large part of my work is around helping clients to develop confidence. We often think of confident people as those who are comfortable in all kinds of social settings or the quick thinkers who effortlessly speak up…

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You’ve probably heard me say many times that our brains have a strong negative bias. We remember painful events from childhood and easily recall moments in our lives when we were criticised, made a mistake or embarrassed ourselves. Even clients approaching middle age tell me…

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Posted in: Mindfulness

As a career coach, I spend a lot of time with clients helping them to work out their career direction. Some are people in senior leadership roles who feel that their lives are lacking purpose, many want to open creative businesses and others are professionals…

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Life coaching clients often come to me to talk about how to create happy relationships. In almost all of our long-term relationships (whether with partners, friends, family members or colleagues), our feelings can wax and wane. Even when we are deeply connected to another person,…

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Posted in: Relationships

Almost all of us get caught in the habit of overthinking at times. We replay our past mistakes and worry about the future in an effort to make sense of the world or to mitigate risk in some way. While analytical thinking and problem-solving can…

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Posted in: Life

Many life coaching clients come to me because they’re wanting to overcome imposter syndrome. The first step is learning to identify your imposter type and once you’ve done that, learning to change the way you interact with yourself. If you’ve ever minimised your accomplishments and…

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There’s a Positive Psychology exercise I’ve written about on other occasions that’s called best possible self. It’s where you describe the person you would love to be and the life you’d ideally be living. While it’s hugely helpful to think about how you’d like to be in…

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Life coaching clients often ask me how to make a vision board. A few years ago I shared the story about how we found the dream home that had been on my own vision board for many years. Today, I’m sharing a more detailed version…

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Posted in: Life