VALUES WHY DO I NEED TO KNOW WHAT THEY ARE? Your values represent what is important in your life. Knowing your values helps you to understand what motivates you, what you enjoy doing, what inspires you and what you like more of in your life. If we build a life and lifestyle around our values
Throughout my life, I have always been aware and emphatic to the less fortunate. Maybe it has something to do with the fact I was one of them and life wasn’t a piece of cake. To really understand something, I believe, you have had to have some exposure to it and for it affect your
Has nature got something we can learn from? I was reflecting on this question as there is something infinitely wise about nature. It just is. If you have ever watched a tree in a storm, it moves and bends with the wind, it is in harmony with its surroundings. Thus, it is natural at this
How Ikigai can help us to live more authentically in Midlife There has been a lot of interest in this concept of Ikigai from Japan. You only have to google the term and it will return 4,000,000 results. So, what exactly is it? Ikigai simply put, is the Japanese word for “a reason for being”.
I’ve coached many clients who at midlife are dissatisfied in their life and career. There were many regrets and here are the top 4: 1. Honouring my dreams and listening to my intuition Many of my clients regret they hadn’t lived the life of their choosing and ended up working in the wrong career. Many
After watching the London Marathon in April, I was pondering how training and running the London Marathon changed my belief about my capabilities. I took the challenge of running the London Marathon in 2010. Prior to this, I couldn’t even run straight for 5 minutes without stopping. Training for and completing the Marathon helped me
My 5 top tips when faced with redundancy As a Career Coach, I have coached many of my clients through redundancy. I think it would be safe to say that 95% of them, their first reaction was one of shock and disbelief. Once the realisation had set in, clients either hurriedly tried to find a
The M word! Shush do we have to talk about that??? Seems to be the response whenever the word “Menopause” is mentioned. Add an extra layer of shushness if its’ in a work context! Seems a strange response to me, when other passages through a women’s life are met with lots of support and interest, such
Self- awareness and Emotional Intelligence are concepts that are high up on the agenda in personal development circles and increasingly in the workplace. Why is this important? Developing self -awareness and EI are key to being more creative, productive and happier in the workplace.