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CAN I PICK YOUR BRAIN?

Apr 30, 2022

You think it is a simple question. After all, “can I pick your brain?” does not seem harmful or annoying and even though I know people have no bad intention when they ask me this… I dislike it and so do the CEOs, senior leaders and business owners I know. 

It came to light recently when someone said it to me and it made me feel as though it was very self-serving and non reciprocal. Given I am a Coach, I have strong values and every action I take and decision I make is aligned to these. If not I challenge myself to the rationale.

One of my strong values is centred around giving back and serving others so of course it stands that answering this question would be inline with this, however I am also focussed on building relationships. I always believe any interaction between two people has the potential to be incredibly powerful for both parties.

So what is the difference and why do we hate this?

Collectively, we seemed to agree that we hate this because this...

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CALM IN THE CHAOS

Apr 18, 2022

I want to start off by asking a great question. I have noticed as a coach, one thing I constantly refine is my ability to ask better questions. Although I believe you do not have to be the expert in a field of which you serve others, when you do have knowledge end experience you will find you ask better questions and have more empathy. This is when coaching is most effective, especially when complimented with great listening.

My question is: what does calm mean to you?

Pause this for a moment and I will come back to this. I want to share about this idea I have had recently related to coincidences.

Have you ever noticed that you see a word, a car, hear an idea and then you see the same thing the next day and the next and the next and suddenly it feels like this is all a huge coincidence. Did you know there is actually a name for this?

It is actually called the Baader-Meinhof Phenomenon. The more scientific name is the frequency illusion.

It can lead us to believe there is a greater...

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WHY YOU SHOULD MOVE FROM THE CORPORATE CHAOS TO RUNNING YOUR OWN COACHING BUSINESS?

Apr 18, 2022

Thinking small…

Recently I made the decision to become a part of the great resignation and leave my 19 year career at a top FTSE 100 retailer.

I started many years ago as a student and became a leader at the ripe old age of 21 but at 34, I noticed it did not excite and fulfil me in the same way any longer. I felt I had lost my sense of identity, direction and everything started to feel very numb in life.

In 2015, I started qualifying in coaching and in 2018 I established my coaching business. I have invested tens of thousands in my own development since and proudly so.

I am a huge advocate of self development, personal growth, learning every single day and now managing our mental and emotional selves in life.

Since this, it has become apparent that I have a very high belief system working for me. What I mean by this is I possess a unique abundance of confidence, resilience, determination, focus and curiosity for the world and creating a life that brings fulfilment, energy and...

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BEFORE THE AGE OF 30… WHAT SHOULD I BE DOING?

Apr 18, 2022

HERE ARE 5 THINGS I WOULD HAVE DONE DIFFERENTLY…

I WOULD HAVE INVESTED TIME, ENERGY, EFFORT AND MONEY IN THESE 5 AREAS TO KEEP ME FOCUSSED ON BELIEVING IN MYSELF…

ASK HOW MUCH YOU ARE POURING INTO THESE?

NETWORK

ASK WHO YOU KNOW? ARE THESE PEOPLE SEEING POTENTIAL IN YOU?

KNOWLEDGE

WHAT IS THE KNOWLEDGE THAT I HAVE?

SKILLS

HOW DO I APPLY THE SKILLS I HAVE?

RESOURCES

MONEY WHO CAN HELP YOU?

REPUTATION

HOW CREDIBLE ARE YOU? HOW MUCH AUTHORITY DO YOU HAVE IN YOUR FIELD? THIS PROVES TO BE INCREDIBLY VALUABLE.

UNDER 30? MAYBE YOU HAVE KIDS UNDER 30 AND YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO HELP THEM BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES… YOU SEE SOMETHING THEY DO NOT SEE!.

YOU ARE ADDING INTO THESE AREAS THE WHOLE TIME. PUT YOURSELF INTO PLACES WHERE YOU CAN OPTIMISE THESE AREAS. SO THAT S**T JOB YOU MAY HAVE RIGHT NOW IS YOUR FUTURE SELF SAYING YOU NEED TO DO THIS RIGHT NOW. KEEP BELIEVING IN YOURSELF.

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