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  • Two Day Emerging Woman Art & Coaching Course

    A few months ago, a very good friend of mine called me. She insisted that I just had to go on this amazing 2-day “Emerging Woman” art course by gifted artist, Lisa Lochhead. I did momentarily wonder if she had gone mad. “I can’t draw!” I exclaimed. After all, I had known that I was rubbish...

  • Fascinating Fulfilling Fun: Executive Coaching with Sidra Medicine

    This year, October was certainly the month of retreats. Two very different kinds of retreats in two very different countries but both with the same purpose. First up was two weeks life coaching in the Algarve sunshine with To The Sea hosts, Anna and Jodie, and our new vegan chef Laura. It provide...

  • Six Frogs on a Lily Pad

    For some people, Christmas is the most magical and fabulous time of year. For others, it is the opposite because Christmas forces them to deal with deeper issues that they’ve been avoiding for the rest of the year. Perhaps this is why so many people can relate to (and love) those Christmas films whe...

  • Returnship Coaching is Good News for Businesses

    After returning from maternity leave, many women face discrimination and find it difficult to juggle work with the responsibilities that being a new mum brings. Stress can lead to poor job performance, job absenteeism, strained relationships and burnout but multiple studies show that work-life ba...

  • These Are The Defining Behaviours of a Confident & Successful Woman

    They say "no" In our busy lives, there are many choices that we need to make but if we keep saying “yes” to everything that comes our way we are in danger of losing our work-life balance. For successful and confident women, burnout is not on the agenda. They make sure they don’t overcommit bec...

  • How To Charge For What You're Worth

    When I first started my own coaching business, I struggled with knowing how much to charge for my services. The most important thing for me was (and still is) helping my clients to fulfil their potential and live life to the full because my work is my passion. Coaching is who I am – not just what I...

  • Three Ways to Cope When Life Gets Overwhelming

    Have you ever noticed that things all seem to come at once? Professional and personal issues come together to make everything more difficult for us. A poorly parent, conflict at work, money troubles, or a family argument. The first area that tends to slip is our relationships – we cancel that coffee...

  • Does Executive Coaching Work?

    Executive coaching is an organisational development tool which, through a series of one-to-one conversations with a specialist coach, facilitates the learning and growth of a workplace leader. The perception of executive coaching has changed considerably since I started my coaching business almost t...

  • Four Life Hacks You Can Learn in One Minute or Less.

    Making changes in life does not happen overnight. It takes time. We try to squeeze as much as is humanly possible in to one day and it affects our work-life balance, productivity, relationships – and just about everything else you can think of. Most of us feel like we just don’t have the time to do...

  • I cannot believe it!

    Back in April, an email landed in my inbox from Forward Ladies*. It said, “we would very much like to congratulate you on being nominated for the FL National Awards 2018”. I was as surprised as I was delighted because nobody mentioned putting me forwards. I still don’t know who it was but whoever, y...