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April 8, 2020

Caged with calories to burn and nowhere to exercise: managing diet and exercise in lockdown. 

A healthy diet and exercise can be a bit of a challenge at any time, let alone with lockdown. Perhaps you’ve found yourself wearing your workout gear without ever getting to th...

April 1, 2020

 “I just need a hug right now”. It’s hard enough to ask for one of those under normal circumstances, especially if you’re a strong and independent type who is normally the one helping others. Asking virtually when no one is quite sure what the etiquette and new ways of...

March 25, 2020

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

If you're wondering what to do with yourself in these times, the answer is simple: you’re being asked to do nothing. For the first time in human history, this is exactly what’s being required of us. The viral contagion...

March 18, 2020

If you live on Planet Earth, then you’ve probably become very aware of the need for the drastic reorganisation that our societies are going through. If you read Wise Wednesdays, then you’re likely someone who easily attunes to the large scale dynamics (emotional and ps...

March 11, 2020

Coronavirus is playing on most people’s nerves at the moment. The more it spreads the greater the fear, the greater the fear, the more intense the desire for guidance and certainty. But the outcome of the epidemic/pandemic is difficult to predict because there are so m...

February 26, 2020

Whether to leave your job is a big question. And it isn’t.

Changing careers is becoming increasingly common, let alone changing jobs. Most people change careers at least twice according to recent trends.

It’s a question that used to come up a lot when I started coaching...

February 18, 2020

Persuasion and influence seem to be a big deal at the moment. Gone are the days of command-and-control in the VUCA (Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, Ambiguous) world, or so we’re told. Constant competitive “disruption” means the boss can’t tell you what to do because they...

February 5, 2020

If you’ve ever gotten caught in procrastination, you’ll know that having a goal is not enough to get things done. In my experience, when clients have a breakthrough, it’s often because they realise how much they can get done when they’re less attached to goals and more...

January 29, 2020

I had a coaching conversation with a high achieving doctor recently. She wanted to grow a social enterprise helping young people to gain confidence and fulfil their potential. She had already started and was doing well but felt stuck as she juggled her clinical work an...

January 22, 2020

I once sang in a jazz ensemble. The drummer was going through a tough time and I was struck by something he said: when I play the drums I remember who I am. I understood that playing provided joy and relief from the challenges he was facing by taking his mind off thing...

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