Tag Archives: Coaching

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 25: Sometimes asking ‘Why ?’ Is OK

Years ago when I was still living with my parents, the local TV news had (yet another item) about the uselessness of local authority maintenance departments.   This time, the guys from Direct Works had removed the roofs from about … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 23: Happy New Year ?

  Every year we look at the last 12 months and decide that NEXT year, things will be different. We will be thinner We will be fitter Our career direction will change for the better We will be loved We … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 22: Relationship Myths No.1

  Who’s Going to Want To Be With Me in 2012 ? I’m Not Good Looking Enough   ‘No object is so beautiful that, under certain condition, it will not look ugly’ – Oscar Wilde   When you look at the … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 21: To be Missed

When I was a housing officer working in London, before I hand-delivered letters pointing out that a tenant owed the council a whole heap of money, and suggesting they meet me to discuss it, I would take a long, hard sniff … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 20: Don’t you just love a wedding ?

My middle sister got engaged this week. I knew her boyfriend was going to propose. He’d asked for my opinion on an engagement ring and made me promise not to tell anyone. (For those of you that don’t know me … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 19: I won’t network; don’t ask me 3

Don’t get me wrong, it’s not that I’m always rude to cold callers, it’s just that I don’t understand why they insist on calling when I’m busy, hungry, tired, on my way out, or just can’t be bothered to speak … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 18: Values and Principles, who needs them ?

    Listening to some of the witnesses speaking at the Leveson Inquiry, I’ve got to say I’m a bit bewildered by the culture of News International.  Is it possible that journalists started work full of visions of bringing full … Continue reading

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