Blog Posts

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…


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…


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…


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…


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…


How Smart are SMART Goals?

17th January 2011

In my New Year’s Resolutions are Ineffective blog I revealed one of the top tips of coaches (from a recent survey/discussion forum) were for goals to be SMART, i.e. Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic and Time-bound. However, there was some debate…


New Year’s Resolutions are Ineffective …

17th January 2011

So, we’re approaching that time of year when New Year’s resolutions start to get broken…. How are you faring? If you’re going strong, achieving success and are confident of attaining the end result, then you probably have a winning formula,…


Coaching for Kids – Part 2

18th November 2010

In this blog, I continue where I left off in Part 1 and look at exploring targets further for maximum benefit. So you’ve set the target with the child, what’s next? Part 2 – Exploring targets I remember setting maths…


Coaching for Kids – Part 1

5th October 2010

To mark the start of my daily “Coaching 4 kids” tips on Twitter, I’m combining these with a set of blogs on the topic of using coaching with children. Being a coach with a background in education, I guess you…


Feeling the urge to 'Spring Clean' this month?

5th September 2010

Not quite the right time of year – I hear you say? Nevertheless, September is one of the 4 main times over a year where we have urges to make a fresh start, de-clutter, spring clean, etc. The others are:…