August 1, 2019


New research, by Nationwide Building Society, has interesting implications for those of us in the coaching profession. We all use metaphors because they help us quickly to communicate concepts and ideas where direct language doesn’t work. Metaphors are often stretched...

March 20, 2019

Many people recognise the need to change or to make changes, in different areas of their lives, in order to survive and thrive. How to go about this is one of the most frequent and fundamental challenges that clients bring to their life coach. How can someone adapt to,...

November 15, 2018

Yesterday I had an incoming call on my landline.  I’m usually guarded about those – most people use my mobile number – but I answered anyway.

“Hello?’ I said.

“I’m calling about the car accident you had…” said a friendly, local sounding voice.

“Yes, what about it?” I said...

August 10, 2018

Have you heard about the new business whose mission is “… to help people develop a healthy relationship with technology”? It’s a great line, isn’t it? The company is targeting students with the catchy idea that “you are 62% more open to information when you put away yo...

May 3, 2018

When you're facing change
When we reach a critical junction in our careers or our personal lives it's often the result of change going around us or happening to us. When we face change, it's important to take the time to reflect on where we're going and to decide the d...

March 2, 2018

A recent study, published in the Lancet and widely reported in the media, has concluded that using drugs for the treatment of depression is effective. And the study generously concluded that, overall, drugs and the ‘Talking Therapies’ are equally effective.

But there is...

February 9, 2018

According to a recent BA-sponsored survey, reported by all the news media, compiling ‘mix tapes’ is what the average Brit misses most from the past. Choosing which tracks to copy from your own vinyl records onto a cassette tape was the key activity to create personalis...

June 29, 2017

Have you ever climbed a mountain, or perhaps just a high hill, hoping to get a great view from the top? There always comes a point, just as it’s raining or misty or getting dark and you’ve struggled for maybe two and a half hours, when you realise that every time you g...

June 28, 2017

This is a great Ted Talk by the wonderfully articulate Julia Galef. The 'Scout' mind-set versus the 'Soldier' mind-set teaches us that having a conviction about our beliefs is not always the way to get to the truth.

June 22, 2017

It’s no surprise that IT Delivery Managers believe their businesses will change more in the next five years than in the past five. It’s also not surprising that in many cases there is a disparity between what ‘the business’ is expecting from digital transformation and...

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