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October 4, 2022

How I helped a Coach to save time and £7,000

I've found that many coaches are confused about how to apply and get their ICF credential- about what the different levels and paths are and I run a number of  calls each month to take coaches through it. Susan contacted me for one of these calls. She wanted to find out what was needed in terms of mentoring for ICF. She was keen to get a professional qualification that would increase her credibility as a coach.She had planned to embark on another ICF accredited coach training programme to give her the additional hours she thought she needed. It was going to cost her £7,000 and take a further 9 months, but it wasn't necessary for her in order to apply for her PCC credential. She could do it by a different path.
May 17, 2022

To Get or Not To Get? The ICF Credential…..

I have had a lot of enquiries recently about ICF , what it is, what does credentialing mean etc is and so  I’ve put together this FAQ article to answer the most common questions.
January 19, 2021

Are You Ready for Your Success?

The power of using a Success Review and a Success Diary
January 13, 2021

How to Get Less of What You Don’t Want in 2022

It’s that time of year when social media is full of articles, videos and blog posts about setting your goals and how different things will be […]
January 4, 2021

What are Your Reflections and Intentions?

Over the years I’ve found that it really useful to take some time out to reflect on the previous few months and set intentions for the […]
December 29, 2020

Why Making New Year’s Resolutions is a Waste of Your Time

A brand new year is almost here and the daylight hours are getting longer again. As usual at this time of year thoughts turn to making New Year Resolutions. Have you made any yet? Because did you know that by the end of January only about 10% of people are succeeding at keeping their resolutions?
December 4, 2020

Getting Rid of Procrastination

It’s Friday afternoon and the clock is ticking. You’re working furiously to complete a task before the five o’clock deadline, while silently cursing yourself for not […]
August 21, 2020

Are You Self-sabotaging and Don’t Know It?

As women there are lots of things around in the workplace that hinder us as leaders, but one that isn’t often talked about is how we […]
August 13, 2020

The 6 Danger Signs that You’re Heading for Overwhelm

  As a woman in business…. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by all that you have to do? And everything seems too much? That you’re drowning […]
August 6, 2020

Why Silence is Essential for Leaders

  ” Silence is one of the great arts of conversation”     Cicero The world is made for those who step up and stand out, not […]
July 28, 2020

How Do You Choose the Right Coach for You?

As a Leadership Coach who has been coaching for over 19 years I often get asked the question “ how do I choose a coach?” Coaching […]
July 23, 2020

12 Reasons Why You Need to Get Better at Presenting

If you are in business you are repeatedly presenting yourselves and your business – whether that’s to a new contact, a prospect, your boss, a client, a procurement team . . . whatever the situation the impact you make is down to how effectively you communicate and . . .
July 22, 2020

Are you a Claimer or a Blamer?

I’ve recently been watching some of the re-runs of the comedy show “Little Britain”, and you may or may not be a fan of it but I’m sure . . .
July 9, 2020

Ditching Superwoman – Lightning Talk

As you know I’m passionate about helping women leaders to get off the leadership roller coaster, to lead in a way that brings fulfillment and joy […]
July 2, 2020

Getting Out of Emotional Overwhelm

Fear, anxiety, frustration, uncertainty, anger, grief, even rage…….these are emotions that many of us are feeling right now. And it’s a perfectly normal response to what’s […]