Category: Leaders

How to have a nourishing performance conversation

  Tis the season .. for annual performance reviews. Are you the kind of person who gets anxious leading up to going in for your own annual performance review? Or perhaps you are a manager who wants to find a better way to make the most of your time with your team member at this… Read more »

Leading your life and career – learning from footprints

I’ve recently been fortunate to enjoy a holiday on the coast. As I was walking on the beach at low tide, one day I noticed the variety of footprints (and pawprints) forming patterns and tracing the paths that people had taken earlier that day. I started to consider the word footprint and recognised that reflecting… Read more »

The Alchemy of Successful Relationships

Photo by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash This month it was my Mum and Dad’s 59th Wedding Anniversary. I am hugely proud of them both and the way in which their relationship has stood the test of time and the challenges that life throws at us all. As I looked through their wedding album with them… Read more »

Giving yourself the best chance … achieving your next career step

Have you been in your current role for a few years, grown in role, and feel that you are ready for the next step? Are you wondering why it hasn’t happened yet? How actively are you setting yourself up for future career success? If your answers to the above are ‘Yes’, ‘yes’ and ‘what does… Read more »

Feel you have to keep proving yourself? There is another way.

“You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.” So said Maya Angelou, American author, actress, screenwriter, dancer, poet and civil rights activist. So why is it that many of us feel we have to keep proving ourselves and cannot believe that we are enough, particularly women it seems? Why instead is there… Read more »

Do you know how to be successful? It might not be how you think…

In recent months, I’m seeing some patterns with my coaching clients – intelligent, driven, responsible leaders who have worked hard for a long time, find themselves increasingly needing to do more with less time and resources in ever changing, complex environments. In addition, most have challenges that cause tension for them in how to best… Read more »

Loneliness – how to ensure the workplace isn’t a factor

We live in an age where loneliness has been described as a social epidemic with a study by The Co-op and the British Red Cross stating that over 9 million people in the UK across all adult ages – more than the population of London – are either always or often lonely. This isn’t just… Read more »

Sleeping your way to productivity.. and good health

How much sleep do you get a night? Is it something you are aware of? It seems more and more of us are becoming aware of our sleep patterns as we recognise the impact of sleep on our daily lives. If this is not something you’ve thought much about and you want to give yourself… Read more »

The Pressure-Stress Balancing Act and how to manage it

Have you ever found yourself wondering how you suddenly became so stressed when only recently you were enjoying high performance? What causes stress and what small things can we do each and every day to keep our balance?