Waiting

As soon as my youngest was going to pre-school full time, I started to feel a bit hollow.  My job, that had once made me feel alive, was leaving me drained.  I lacked motivation and ambition and didn’t feel like myself.  Perhaps when precious resources are constrained (like my time and my energy) I’m less …

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5 Mistakes People Make Working from Home

For the last five years, I’ve worked my traditional, corporate job from the comfort of my home office. I was excited to ditch the commute and adopt a more casual wardrobe, but I quickly found that working from home can be a real challenge! Staying motivated, creating and maintaining relationships, feeling like I never got to leave the four walls of my house…these issues started to feel just as big as the ones I left behind.

What’s the Difference?

In the world of personal development there are numerous ways to benefit from working with other people. Mentoring, counseling, consulting, and teaching are all options that can give you the opportunity to interact and learn from the person you’re working with.  The trick is knowing which route to take based on your current challenges and future …

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3 reasons why

Last week I posted an overview of coaching and now I want to share my 3 reasons to work with a coach.     #1 It works   studies have found that working with a personal coach can have several positive outcomes.  In 2009, the International Coaching Federation commissioned a global coaching client study,[1]part of which looked …

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Hi, I’m a coach…

When I tell people that I’m a professional coach I get strange looks and varied responses.  Everything from “I didn’t know you were into fitness” to loud guffaws followed by “oh you shouldn’t say you’re a life coach”. Neither of these responses reflects an understanding of the coaching profession; so if you find yourself wondering what it’s …

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I’m not An Artist

I was coaching last night and drew a diagram illustrating how my client was going to define where she wants to go, become aware of where she is today and describe the opportunities and obstacles that stood in between her and her desired future.   I started sketching out the process on the back of an …

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Core Values

The first time I did a values identification exercise I was twenty-four years old and about to settle into my career in employee development.  I was told that getting specific and declaring five to ten values is a powerful way to be more aligned, resilient and feel more fulfilled.  (Read more about the superpowers of …

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