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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 30: Life Lessons from my car mechanic

  I’ve been ill and now I’m tired ….. really tired. I’m not sure where the last two weeks have gone. My desk is covered in paper and I have loads to do. I’m also a couple of days behind … 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 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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Coaching Blog 17: I won’t network; don’t ask me 2

Turns out, to get people to recommend you, you need to recommend them (since we’re all psychologically conditioned to return a favour – see Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini). Focussing on this conditioning, members of many closed … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 15: Friends Reunited and Audi TTs

      I hate Friends Reunited. Because of them (and my vanity) I may have only 4 weeks to lose at least a stone-and-a-half, buy an Audi TT and marry someone younger and possibly more attractive than my current … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 11: Are [Vegans] Better People ?

  This question, according to Martha Beck, is one of the ‘20 Questions That could Change Your Life.’(1) They came from a survey of women and Beck rephrased or amalgamated their main concerns to reach a top 20. I like … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 10: Top 5 Regrets of the Dying

  A year ago the Observer Newspaper printed an article by Bonnie Ware listing what she had learnt working with terminally ill people during the last few months of their lives. The five most common regrets were: I’d had the … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 6: Anyone Can Call Themselves A Coach

  The American comedy show ‘ The Daily Show’ made fun of what I do, by stating ‘a life coach is really like a friend who charges.’ When asking the (hopefully imaginary) Life Coach ‘how does one become a coach?’ … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 3: So What Do You Do Then ?

Apologies, I realise I haven’t actually introduced myself since I started this blog. I’m Paulette, Paulette Campbell and I’m a Personal & Professional Coach. What’s that then ? I hate it when I get that follow-on question – I haven’t … Continue reading

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