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MindSonar® - a tool for transformational coaching!

During the time that I was working in a large organisation, I took a number of personality and working style profiles to inform re-organisations and recruitment.  I also studied a number of such tests during my management training. Each time, I struggled to accept any one of them as conclusive, because I know that I think...
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Nobody wants a dead canary

As recently as the 1980s, canaries were taken into coal mines by miners as an early warning system for toxic gases. The reason for this was that canaries are highly sensitive to such gases and so they become sick (and even die) at lower concentrations than people do. Therefore, the...
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And out of chaos comes....

Our house is a bit chaotic at the moment – Steve and I are reorganising how we use our space, making room for new and revived interests and hobbies, clearing away things we no longer need or use and reorganising our office set-up.  It’ll be great when it’s all done,...
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Can you welcome criticism?

How do you handle criticism of your ambitions and plans? Does it upset you or make you feel hurt and defensive?  What about if you actually valued it – how would that feel? Criticism can be very helpful to us. It can help us realise how much we really want...
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Turning setbacks into success

Whatever your plans to reach your goals in life, there will be times when you go off course. The more challenging or long-term the goals, the more likely this is to happen.  The way you regard these times has a huge impact upon how successful you will be eventually.  Your...
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Is one of these three obstacles holding you back from the success you deserve?

May is a fabulous month – summer is on its way and the flowers are already in bloom. Mind you, it seems to come around more quickly each year! How many of you are still on track with your New Year resolutions and plans for2017 (do you even remember them)?....
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Two steps to begin your success

Do you ever wonder why you haven’t achieved a particular ambition or dream that you’ve had for a long time?  You’re certainly not alone if you have. Many people have long wanted to do something – whether connected with their career, their lifestyle or their health – and yet each...
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Is this the real fear that is holding you back?

It’s common to see articles about how a fear of failure can hold people back from becoming as successful as they want to be. It seems to be a common theme in many articles, accompanied with advice on how to improve confidence or how to find more opportunities. Such articles...
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Simple ways you can definitely fit more exercise into your day

How often do you think “I’d do more exercise, if only I had time?”. I hear this a lot from people – friends, family, clients. Even myself at times in the past. I think it stems from a belief that exercise means a significant block of time (usually 30 minutes...
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Coaches need coaches too

It’s easy to imagine that a coach will be able to use self-motivation to achieve all of their own goals. After all, this goal-achieving stuff is our bread-and-butter, right? It’s the very air that we breathe, so surely we need no-one to give us a kick up the backside to...
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Therapy haiku: Dare to dream

A full year has gone by since the first one and so our Thursday Therapy Haiku come to an end with this final haiku: Dare to dream We hope you have enjoyed them.   A new Getting You There therapy haiku every Thursday...
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This is probably the number one myth about stress

I was r ecently invited to speak about stress to a group of about 55 people.  I’m always happy to accept such invitations because stress management is a favourite topic of mine and I enjoy speaking to groups who are interested in discovering how they might become more resilient to...
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