Spreading the word – NOW is the time to build your skills in resilience

Whenever I get an opportunity to talk about the importance of building resilience skills to a group of professionals – I take it. It doesn’t matter if I’m speaking to Lawyers, Accountants, Vets or Entrepreneurs, the messages are the same and they are needed more now than ever before. At a time when the pace[…]

The 5-Second Fix for an Inadequacy Attack

I’ve had the pleasure of coaching professionals at all levels of large organizations and I can tell you this: whether their title has had Chief, Director, Manager, or Assistant in it, every single one of them has felt inadequate at some point in their careers. Think of the most self-assured, confident person you know. Even[…]

Feeling Like a Bag of Nerves? You Should – You’re a Chemical Factory!

You know that feeling. Stomach churning, wishing the ground would swallow you up, you feel like a bag of nerves with sweaty palms and tunnel vision. Causes include having to deliver an important presentation or meeting the in-laws for the first time? I know I’ve had this feeling. What’s happening to you when you feel[…]

How I Taught a Group of Managers to Breathe Well

I remember standing in front of a group of managers and being asked to demonstrate what I meant by “breathing well.” I have to admit at first I thought they were pulling my leg but no this was a serious request. I realized they must be thinking, “Surely you just breathe in and breathe out[…]

Ready or not- make a start

  I’m not ready To make something happen we have to start. We may not feel ready, we may feel underprepared and scared. But sooner or later we have to act. In our home life or at work at some point we have to make a move. I’ve drawn on the latest scientific research about[…]

Feeling all bottled up – why not talk it out

One of the biggest pitfalls for managers and as I’ve learnt over the past few years, anyone who is self-employed – is isolation. Where we are responsible for managing people or projects we often expect ourselves to have all the answers. We may stay all bottled up because of a need to create an impression[…]