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Coaching Blog 41: Motivation

While writing one of the Handouts for a workshop on Motivation, I remembered a speech my secondary school PE Teacher gave to our Rounders Team when I was 13 (I’m not going to name her as that would perhaps be … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 40: What’s Really Stopping You ?

  Dreams can be really hard. We all have them and, more than that, we all have the reasons why we can’t achieve them. We often tell ourselves that we can’t have what we want because A,B or C is … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 39: What’s the definition of a Catastrophe ?

  Last Friday morning, I left my house at 6.30 in the morning and headed to work. 2 minutes later, the radio stopped working, then the lights went off and I turned around and managed to get back to my … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 38: Twitter’s a Lonely Place

  I’m not cut out for Twitter. I need people to acknowledge I’ve spoken and I hate being thought of as rude for not replying when someone has spoken to me – but I can’t hang around waiting for someone … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 37: School Days

Max: ‘He jumped on me   back, I slipped my jacket off, he went down …… I went in with me boot.’ Paddy: ‘Nowt wrong with   that.’  Max: ‘Quick scissor kick   to the temple … good night my … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 36: Keep a Diary

  Carrying on from my last blog, did you know that keeping a diary lightens your mood and reduces stress ? Studies have shown that people who keep diaries: are admitted to hospital less often and spend fewer days when … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 35: Just Have The Conversation

    So my daughters are arguing (again). By arguing, I of course mean screaming and threatening to kill each other: ‘She read my diary !’ yells the eldest. ‘Did you ?’ I referee. ‘No.’  But the tone of her … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 34: A Week in the Life of a 10 Year Old

One of the misconceptions about coaches is that they will tell you what to do with your life and hand over some sort of step-by-step guide to ‘making it* better.’ If only I could. (If only you would listen.) It … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 33: It’s not an allergy – get yourself sorted

On hearing that Jennifer Saunders had won a BAFTA last week, for the fantastic return of Absolutely Fabulous after a 20 year gap, I immediately thought of one of my favourite scenes from the original show. Bemoaning her weight (again) … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 32: glass screens & bow ties

Driving my youngest daughter to one of her 1,000 after-school activities, I spotted a white haired old guy, walking upright, but slowly, wearing a bow-tie, black jacket and hat.   It wasn’t fancy dress – he was just well-dressed; so … Continue reading

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