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Asking great questions!

9th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 9 Continuing the coaching theme for International Coaching Week, today’s blog discusses the benefits of questioning. What makes a really great question? Short answer: That would depend on the person being asked and the…

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It's all about a positive mindset

8th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 8 “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty” (Winston Churchill) How do you stay positive when faced with negative situations? They may be … an…

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The importance of building rapport

7th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 7 It’s very important for coaches to build rapport with their clients, and quickly. In everyday life we know how it can be easier to ‘get on with’ some people more easily than others,…

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International Coaching Week

6th February 2011

International Coaching Week started today in the UK. It is promoted by the International Coach Federation and members like myself can choose to celebrate this in a variety of ways: delivering talks/seminars, offering taster sessions, doing demonstration coaching sessions, writing…

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Help! I'm being coached!

6th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 6 When people make the decision to opt for coaching to support their personal or professional development, what might pass through their mind is “What do I need to do to prepare for my…

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28 Day Blog Challenge Review – Part 1

5th February 2011

Welcome to Day 5 of my 28 Day Blog Challenge, and my first ‘Saturday goal review’ As part of my 28 Day Blog Challenge, I’ve planned weekly Saturday updates to share how I think I’m progressing towards my goal. (See…

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From Comfort Zone to Panic Zone

4th February 2011

28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 4 Have a goal you’re working on at the moment? Where does it sit? … Comfort zone, stretch zone or panic zone? Does working towards your goal feel very comfortable to you? Does it…

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Staying motivated!

3rd February 2011

Day 3 of my 28 Day Blog Challenge Yesterday I shared with you some of my thoughts around the planning of my 28 day blog challenge. Today I’m focusing on the potentially tricky area of staying motivated. Sustaining motivation was…

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It’s all about good preparation

2nd February 2011

Welcome to Day 2 of my 28 Day Blog Challenge … As well as applying the SMART process to my original blog goal, I wanted to add something more, to make it more exciting, more of a challenge.  As my…

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28 Day Blog Challenge – Day 1

1st February 2011

So why the challenge? One of my goals for 2011 is to increase the frequency of my blogs to at least one a week. (See How smart are SMART goals for more on this.) I chose the 28 Day Challenge…

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