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On Being Settled Down…

I have been a little quiet here lately. Partly that’s because work has been very busy, but it’s also because my family and I just had an offer accepted on a house. The house is in a new town. It hasn’t been touched for 40 years, and so needs LOTS of work, and on top more…

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The Inside Out Of Being Motivated

I have just come back from a trip to The Netherlands, where I have been coaching a number of managers around increasing their performance.  Here’s a photo of the venue we were working at – such a beautiful place. One of the themes that came up repeatedly over the course of the coaching sessions was more…

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Creating With Ease In 2015

First off Happy New Year. For me, 2014 was a great year. It was a year characterised by creation without struggle – an idea that not that long ago would have seemed totally alien to me. As I reflected on why 2014 seemed so effortless in some ways, it dawned on me that it was more…

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3 Myths Dispelled For A Happier Christmas

(The following was written for bornhappy.co – a website dedicated to helping people reconnect to their innate happiness.  It’s a brilliant site and worth checking out) It’s that festive time of year again – a time which we are led to believe is supposed to be happy and joyful. But in many households, including my own more…

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The Deeper Feeling Of Creation

“If you’re listening to this in your car and you find yourself in a beautiful feeling, roll down your window, pop the tape out of the tape player, and throw it out the window. Stay with the feeling, and it will teach you everything you need to know.” (Sydney Banks) Why do our attempts to more…

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Why spiritual truth is infinitely practical…

“All differences in this world are of degree, and not of kind, because oneness is the secret of everything”. — Swami Vivekananda This week, I have had several conversations with colleagues about the nature of transformative coaching, and what it is that we are really up to when we work with clients. Now of course more…

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Why you don’t need to figure it out…

At a recent coaching event run by my mentor, I was watching him coach someone and found myself in a familiar thinking pattern: “Thank God it wasn’t my job to coach this person as I wouldn’t have a clue what to do with this”! It helped somewhat to hear that my mentor’s own perception of more…

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Why ‘How’ May Not Be The Right Question…

Lately, I have had a lot of conversations with clients asking me “how” to do things. But for me, when I hear that question it sets off a bit of an alarm. Why? About a year ago, I went on a Principles based program focused on building a coaching practice. It was totally devoid of more…

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How To Get Out Of The Noise In Your Head…

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing there is a field. I’ll meet you there.” Rumi Last night I caught up with a friend that I haven’t seen for a long while. We met at a coaching event, and were both trading experiences of working with clients and how our practices have evolved over time. more…

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Effortless Creativity

“We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them” Albert Einstein Tomorrow I am due to run a workshop for a media company on the nature of creativity. As I have been pondering on this, it occurred to me that it would be cool to share some of the more…

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