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“Same storm, different boats” has been a much-used phrase during the COVID-19 pandemic. And whether we had a hastily cobbled-together raft or a luxury liner, most of us have been going wherever the winds and waves take us whilst focusing...

Why read this book? To get better at communicating with other people. To explore how what’s going on in our heads – individually and collectively – gets in the way of thinking and talking clearly and creatively, and what we might...

As the New Year exhortations to work on the ‘new you’ pile up in your inbox, you may find that you’re not clear about what, how, or whether to change at all. For example, some people insist that you should have...

You’ll notice that I talk about a ‘Better working life’ regularly on this website and in my work. But what does that phrase mean? And perhaps more importantly, how does a focus on a better working life help my clients?...

Changes become easier to make and sustain if they have real meaning.  Conversely, if you don’t really get to grips with why it might be important to do something, you’ll find every excuse in the book not to do it. I...

I have a number of clients who worry about being worriers or having a pessimistic frame of mind.  They recognise the expectation in many workplaces to ‘bring solutions, not problems’ and to keep smiling through everything. Such workplaces seem to have...

Change requires energy.  What is true in physics is also true for people.  And just as with physical objects, energy not only provides the impetus for people to change, it helps determine the direction.  So becoming more aware of your...

Ok, so it’s no surprise that, as a trained coach, I believe coaching is key to securing effective and long-lasting change. But what is it about coaching that helps?  Here are five reasons that I would suggest. First, it builds clarity.  Coaching...

Clients typically come to me at points of change and transition in their working lives.  I feel privileged to support them as they work through their hopes and fears and move to more fulfilling roles and positions. The change process is...