And the truth will set you free…

21st Feb, 22

I used to work with a chap who loved proverbs and he would wander around the office on a daily basis sharing these little nuggets of ancient wisdom.

It’s what we are scared…

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Vision and Values – what’s the point?

14th Jan, 22

If you want to come into my home, I say what goes, I say what is acceptable and what isn’t. I set the rules. Is that unreasonable?

What about businesses and organisations of…

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Behaviour is everything – and Boris is the perfect illustration

14th Jan, 22

Like him or loath him, putting to one side your political standpoint, Boris Johnson is certain to be a figure of historical importance. It is easy to imagine discussion and debate in the classrooms…

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What is executive or business coaching and mentoring?

26th Nov, 21

My guess is that anyone who has done this kind of work for long enough would agree that these situations pretty much always start the same way:

- The personal development of individuals…

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What is life coaching and mentoring?

23rd Nov, 21

Sometime ago I read a fascinating and beautifully written blog on the subject of loneliness…and it got me thinking.   

Given the right or ‘wrong’ circumstances, within each of us is a void.…

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It’s nice when people say nice things

18th Oct, 21

Recently I finished the mentoring contract I blogged about in March this year, helping people to set up in business. Helping them to critique their own idea, to deconstruct it and reconstruct it…

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Living outside of your comfort zones

2nd Jun, 21

I cannot remember how old I was. I think I was 19 or 20 when I applied to join the Fire Service at Chester where I grew up. I passed the entrance…

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The year of The Idiot - what a year

28th Mar, 21

March 2021, the anniversary of lockdown. The year we were told by our elected government to stay at home. What an astonishing thought.

At 57 years of age I consider this to be…

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Self-Employment Mentor

11th Mar, 21

You keep going until the good news comes. You keep moving in the direction you choose. The setbacks will come, count on them. Get yourself organised, get your ducks in a row.…

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The Brain Charity – Liverpool: www.thebraincharity.org.uk

17th Feb, 21

When first diagnosed, one of the things I did was to look for support groups and I found one in Liverpool. It was run by a different charity but held at The…

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Channelling anger for good

17th Oct, 20

As we come out the Covid pandemic, many people will need help. Many people will need the reassurance that everything they want from life is still there for them and can still…

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Coaching in the news

5th Oct, 20

Interesting articles appearing today at the BBC and across the broadsheet press:

“New jobs coaches will help people back to work. The Jets scheme will help those laid off during pandemic, chancellor to…

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The Parallel Universe of Tumour Treatment

17th Sep, 20

From the moment of diagnosis you enter a different place. Exactly like that movie where the actor pushes their hand through what looks like the wall of a blurred bubble and having…

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“But little by little you start to analyse yourself and accept that maybe you made some mistakes along the way.” Rafa Benitez – Telegraph July 3rd 2020

15th Jul, 20

By any measure Rafa Benitez is a hugely successful human being. Currently he manages a professional football club in China. 

This after significant success in every country he has managed a football club.…

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“The realisation that life is short…”

21st Jun, 20

Is there a more important life lesson than this?

Jessica Gallier was 26 years of age and had recently become a mother when she received news of the death of her father. He…

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“And nobody, nobody knows what is going to happen to anybody” On the Road - Jack Kerouac

18th Jun, 20

The last paragraph of the last page. Jack Kerouac wrote this classic book to say this one line. You can feel it when you read it. You can feel the build up…

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