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October 30, 2019

Coaching case study: A bright young medical student comes to see you. He wants career advice because he’s in turmoil. He’s not sure he wants to complete his degree or become a doctor. He originally wanted to become a priest but his father encouraged him to enrol in med...

October 23, 2019

This month, I was invited by an engagement and equity initiative of the Structural Engineers Association of Northern California to give a webinar on career transformation. Of the respondents to a pre-webinar survey, only 10% had experienced coaching and 55% had contemp...

October 16, 2019

OK, it’s a long one. A lifetime’s worth of exploration in a page.

The first time I met a psychotic patient, I was a medical student. He’d been diagnosed years before and was in hospital after a relapse. 

With the risk of suicide and violence looming, he was admitted...

October 9, 2019

Approximately 100% of people I speak to are short on time.
 
Work, business, partner, kids, health, friends, family, hobbies, travel, volunteering, etc.
 
Most people think they just have to do better at managing their time. The truth is: there’s no such thing as time...

October 2, 2019

Can you be happy while chasing goals?

It’s part of the high achiever paradox. I had a social conversation last week with the head of innovation of a company specialised in machine learning. He’d switched from being a big bank quantitative analyst not long ago.

He felt he...

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