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Motivation, Goals, Rachel Bamber

How to avoid the dreaded Six Month Slump!

The weather is warm.  The enticing smell of barbecues wafts around your nose.  The beer and prosecco are on ice. Yes, summer may be here and so are all sorts of distractions, sport or otherwise.  It is very tempting to take the foot off the accelerator...

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Core Conditions of a Coaching Relationship

Core Conditions of a Coaching Relationship

Over half a century ago Carl Rogers (1) suggested that a successful ‘coaching relationship’ was based on three core conditions: unconditional positive regard, empathy and congruence.  "The quality of a coaching relationship, says Peter Bluckert (2...

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Self-care isn’t selfish, it’s a necessity

What do we mean by selfcare? It’s about looking after the whole you, your physical, emotional, spiritual wellbeing and taking care of your mind and thoughts. In my book the Tree of Resilience, one of the acorns of resilient growth is about support, one ...

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The future emerges, bit by bit.

There is no doubt that automation, robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) herald a massive change for our society. Apple’s 2014 financial forecast included a $10.5 billion investment in supply chain robots & machinery to do tasks such as polis...

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Building Trust To Create an Effective Team

In all relationships we can struggle to have difficult and challenging conversations. As Carl Rogers said: “the major barrier… is our very natural tendency to judge, to evaluate, to approve or disapprove the statement of the other person”. This can ...

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A Coaching Culture that Works

A growing number of organisations recognise the value in building a coaching culture that offers employees at all levels the opportunity to grow their skills, enhance their value and reach their potential goals. Still, questions remain: What does a suc...

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How often do you give your people praise and recognition?

When working with Leaders they often tell me that they regularly give positive feedback to their people as they believe that it is important to “catch people doing things right.” When asking them why they think it is important they identify several re...

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5 Easy Ways to enjoy a proven Brighter Thinking Break for Your Brain during the Working Day

With the rise of the always-on 24/7 culture we can be forgiven that we incorrectly extrapolate that humans can function in the same way as technology: always responsive, deliver the same quantity and quality of output and with the same level of enthusiasm...

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Frank the Frog and your Career Direction

Many years ago, Mike the Mentor as he is still known, told me that if a frog (let's call him Frank) is placed in a saucepan of hot water it will leap out of it; which seemed very sensible to me. However, if the frog was placed in cold water and the water...

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Why the thing that you don’t want to do, could be the thing that super charges your life

We generally like it to be very easy, us humans.  We don’t want to have to change, and our brain conspires with us on this (most of the time, although novelty is rewarding).  This is because doing things differently will require more energy and theref...

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