Blog Posts

Getting the balance right at work

20th January 2012

Thinking about how I’ve been spending my time recently, listening to music has played a large part (no pun intended!) This is perhaps unusual for me, as I’m more of a visual /kinaesthetic person, than auditory. But I’ve really enjoyed it,…


How often do you set exciting challenges for yourself?

3rd October 2011

What kind of exciting challenges have you faced recently (both in your personal and working life)? During a recent walk through a nearby forest, which took in a Trim Trail, I came across this climbing wall. When I was young,…


Reflecting back and moving forward

31st August 2011

When I coach Head Teachers, the most common benefit they say they gain from coaching is “time and space to reflect”. As we come to the end of the school holidays and begin a new term, it’s time to start…


Are you making the most of who you are? (Part 2)

24th August 2011

In Part 1 we set the scene for making lists of your skills, strengths and personal qualities. I also introduced an exercise to provide you with external feedback. So what did you find? Were there common strengths that crossed over…


Are you making the most of who you are? (Part 1)

17th August 2011

I often hear, and have used, the phrase “maximising your potential” in the context of personal and professional development. But what does it mean in practice? From your perspective … In order to make the most of who you are,…


The value of values

11th August 2011

It was heartening to see community members and businesses in Clapham joining forces, and using the power of social media positively, to help with the clear up following the looting and wanton violence of the London riots earlier this week. …


Some women CAN read maps!

3rd August 2011

If you’ve ever been on the receiving end of a comment or inference that, because you’re a woman, you can’t read maps (or because you’re a man, you don’t listen) … Then you may understand the frustration and annoyance that…


De-cluttering Part 2: Mental clutter and tipping points

24th April 2011

In De-cluttering Part 1 I explored the idea that physical clutter is different for each individual. We all have tipping points beyond which our ‘stuff’ becomes clutter and we feel the need to do something about it. In Part 2…


De-cluttering Part 1: The physical stuff and tipping points

6th April 2011

I’ve spent quite a lot of my spare time recently clearing out old books, clothes, games, ornaments, etc., and generally ‘spring cleaning’. During this process I’ve been considering why, every so often, we feel the need to de-clutter. Not everyone…


I'm a qualified coach – why would I need my own coach?

14th March 2011

I am an experienced and qualified coach, and yet I have my own coach. Why? There are 3 main reasons: 1.   It keeps me on track with good coaching practice 2.  Having my own coach accelerates my progress 3….