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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 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 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 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 29: Samantha Brick and Lake Wobegon

People, people, people, Samantha Brick lives on Lake Wobegon……. and let’s leave her there. Ok, life’s a struggle for her because random men pronounce themselves stunned by her beauty; she cannot drink all of the bottles of champagne sent in … Continue reading

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Coaching Blog 24: Street Wise vs Clever

‘I’d much rather be streetwise than know the capital of Rome’. I’m assuming that like a lot of people, you laughed when (if) you read that quote from Chantelle Houghton – ‘celebrity’ and soon to be mother of Alex Reid’s child … 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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