Create a better life now - 7 simple steps for tide-turners

Create a better life now - 7 simple steps for tide-turners

For the last decade working as an executive coach and business mentor across many sectors I’ve seen more and more amazing women and men struggling to keep up with demands of life and work. Now the tide is turning. Amazing women and men like you and me are saying “No. No more, not now, not any longer. I require a different experience. Life is too precious to squander by bending myself out of shape keeping up with inhuman demands and delivering empty results. I refuse to keep denying my own experience”

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How to thrive in uncertain times...

How to thrive in uncertain times...

We live in a fast paced and complex world with much uncertainty. Technology, politics, environmental and social issues provide a backdrop to daily life that can feel extremely stressful. How can you look after yourself in a way that enables you to enjoy your life and feel able to make a positive contribution to the future prospects of your family, neighbourhood, country, and beyond?

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Moving on from corporate life - Maria's story

Moving on from corporate life - Maria's story

We have different seasons in life – what was best at one time can’t remain the same always. If you’re aware that you can’t or don’t want to do what you’ve been doing for another 10 – 20 years, this story of transitioning from corporate life to a path of purpose and passion is an inspiring and interesting read.

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Simple steps towards your new chapter...

Simple steps towards your new chapter...

So, you’re feeling frustrated with where you’re at or ambitious for new / different / better. You know life and work can be more satisfying and you have more potential than you’re using. You may be conscious of years passing and it’s dawning on you that “someday” is in danger of passing you by. It’s time for a new chapter.

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The 2 ingredients you need to cook up your juicy new chapter

The 2 ingredients you need to cook up your juicy new chapter

I have recently been in a period of major transition, moving to a new house and location. This new chapter was prompted as they sometimes are, by an unwelcome life event, the unexpected end of my relationship. Although that happened 18 months ago, it took me a year to be ready to start visioning a different future and start creating my new chapter. My confidence had been knocked, and for a good while I didn’t know what I wanted.

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Help, I feel stuck...

Help, I feel stuck...

In my time coaching professionals, I’ve identified several factors that commonly keep people stuck in work roles, and even careers, that no longer suit them. Although for the individual this trap feels real and limiting, there are always options, but it can be difficult for them to see the possibilities themselves.  

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What work life balance?

What work life balance?

What I now know in practise in a way I used to know only in theory, is that work life balance is a choice. It doesn’t feel like a choice when you face a to-do list as long as your arm and are perhaps in overdrive. When your calendar is booked up for weeks ahead and you are the lynch pin to the many responsibilities you have on your plate right now. However, it is a choice and you have the power to slow down and create more time for you and the things you are currently missing out on, the moment you choose to.

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What is burnout?

What is burnout?

A lot of my clients arrive at my door feeling tired, jaded, over-burdened or worse. They are suffering burnout. It’s understandable. They are passionate, capable people who have been working hard for decades, delivering value for their employers, colleagues, businesses and clients, and doing their very best for their families, friends and the communities they are part of.

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Making time for self-care

Making time for self-care

Self-care is any activity that we do deliberately to take of our mental, emotional and physical health. Although it's a simple concept in theory, it's something we very often overlook. Good self-care is key to improved mood and reduced anxiety, good relationship with oneself and others, health and fitness, creativity and resilience. Self-care enables us to work and play and enjoy life more.

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