7 Steps to Adapt To Change
I am so grateful that I have spent the past five years listening to my clients and asking questions to train their attention to notice; celebrate and manage themselves through change. Hours of helpful and honest conversations means that now in a crisis I am observing myself and my clients adjust and adapt very quickly. Here are my top tips that have come from those conversations: Continue reading 7 Steps to Adapt To Change
What Is Coaching?
“A large comfortable vehicle for a long journey”
I am still bemused how coaching has been in the UK for 30 plus years and yet the dictionary online or offline still does not formally acknowledge or support my own experience of it. Instead it still refers to coaching and a coach as a large comfortable vehicle for long journeys.
In this article I aim to share my experience because I feel that many are not able to ask for help because they don’t understand what coaching is and how it works. Some have perhaps experienced one coaching session and assume that all coaching is the same.
Others assume coaching is like counselling and talking therapy and think only broken and weak people have that ‘kind’ of help. Continue reading What Is Coaching?
Dictionary definition for switching off:
“Cease to pay attention.”
I want to be able to switch off; is a common statement from my clients as they unravel what is holding them back from doing more of what they love.
In this article I want to explore:
- What does it mean to switch off?
- Why do you need to learn how to do it?
- The cost of not switching off
- Inside stories
- Next steps
Managing Yourself Through Grief
Loss and grief are part of life; be it the death of loved ones or loss of business they evoke emotions in us all, to varying degrees. How we listen to and support each other will often determine how well we work, learn and live with those that matter to us.
When my mum was diagnosed with terminal cancer in September 2006, work was a safe place. I did tell my District Manager because she needed to know and she was super supportive but I asked that my team not be told. I didn’t want people to ask if I was okay. I obviously was not okay and talking about it did not make me feel better.
What I needed was time and space to focus on things I could have a positive impact on and things that made me feel good. I was probably the most effective manager and parent at the time. I would switch from roles effortlessly. I would show up and listen and be with my mum; rock up for my team meetings with lots of ideas and play with my children with a smile. I had it all together or so I thought. My mum passed away 30th Nov 2006. Continue reading Managing Yourself Through Grief