The Goal or the Journey?

Posted on 17 October, 2019 at 5:50

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As a coach, I am often asked how many of my clients reach the goals. It is an obvious question because it is a useful measure of success for the client, for me and for people thinking of working with me.

But it is...

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What Would I Be Doing Without Coaching?

Posted on 25 October, 2018 at 5:35

I was asked recently how I got into coaching and I told my story (as mentioned in a previous blog - link below).


I was then asked another question, which really got me thinking:


“If you hadn’t gone for coaching, what would you be doing now?”


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How Big Should Your Vision Be?

Posted on 16 August, 2018 at 13:50


If you read my blog or look at my website on a regular basis, you will see that I often talk about vision. It is quite a big thing for me as I know it helps me in deciding what I'm going to do next and it motivates me.  I am often asked if a vision has to be a huge thin...

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Is Coaching About Making Me Better?

Posted on 5 May, 2018 at 0:55

This is a question which came out of talking about coaching with a prospective client.

I did not question the meaning of ‘better’ in thi...

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What If I Don't Know My Goal?

Posted on 5 May, 2018 at 0:50

When I talk about coaching and the GROW methodology, people sometimes say, "but does that mean I need to know what my goal is before I come to you?"

The answer is no, you don't.

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Coaching, Not Telling

Posted on 4 May, 2018 at 13:10

I was once asked for advice on whether someone should set up as a freelancer, a limited company or another type of business model. I said that I didn't know.


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Is Coaching All About Solutions?

Posted on 4 May, 2018 at 13:05

All the clients who have come to me want something to change.  They can come with a ready formed goal or needing to find their direction. Either way, at the end of our work together the clients will, if the coac...
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How Much Are Your Goals Worth?

Posted on 4 May, 2018 at 13:00

I love a bargain. I love finding designer labels in charity shops and at vintage fairs; or excellent apps for free. It all saves a few pennies and there is the fun and thrill of getting a great deal.

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GROWing with Coaching

Posted on 4 May, 2018 at 5:40

The GROW methodology that I use as a coach is well established … but what does GROW actually mean?

G is for Goals

This is the “wh...

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How I Discovered Coaching

Posted on 4 May, 2018 at 5:25

I wanted to share my first direct experience of coaching.

When I was 49, I was mentally and emotionally running around in circles frustrated about my professional life. I was a fundraising manager and my next step was to go further up the fundraising ladder. The only problem was that I had never wanted to be a fundraiser. Like many ...

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