Courage

Comfort zones are nice. They keep us safe. They are a place where we have a sense of being in control and in which everything is familiar. Yet if we want to grow and experience our lives to the full, then it’s essential that we go beyond what is comfortable and that takes courage.

The Gift of Letting Go

The Gift of Letting Go

One of the first things a coaching client will tell me is that they need help taking action.
Often, that is actually the last thing they need. They are already knee-deep in action.
The bigger the role, the greater the action – and it’s coming out of their ears!

How to Charge What You’re Worth

How to Charge 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 ‘do’ –…

Overcoming Outdated Beliefs

Overcoming Outdated Beliefs

One of the things that often comes up for a client in a coaching session is some outdated limited belief that they have been carrying around with them since their school days. One of my own was “I can’t draw”.  I was never actually told that by the art teacher but coming last in an art exam caused enough shame…

Building Your Inner Resilience

Building Your Inner Resilience

Resilience is defined by the Oxford Dictionary as “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties” and “the ability of an object to spring back into shape”. Resilience is not just a word to describe objects, it can be used to describe people too.   Boosting resilience is one of the most common focus points of my coaching sessions. Women come…

Here Is Your Permission To Dream Big

Here Is Your Permission To Dream Big

If we dream small, we will miss many things life - not because they are out of our reach but because limiting our own beliefs prevents us from achieving our true dreams. One of the questions I always ask the women I coach is, “what would you dare to dream if you knew you could not fail?”   It can…

The Chimp Paradox

The Chimp Paradox

Do you have a favourite book? A book which has inspired and motivated you?    My firm favourite, a book which has helped me to grow as a person as well as a coach, is The Chimp Paradox.   The Chimp Paradox is written by consultant psychiatrist Professor Steve Peters or just Steve, as he prefers to be called. It…