Coaching is not just for Senior Leadership

Despite what we might think from LinkedIn, coaching is not that well known outside of HR and leadership circles. I predict this will change massively over the next decade, but we’re not there quite yet… I’ve worked in Higher Education for a decade and not one of my managers mentioned coaching, it was never anContinue reading Coaching is not just for Senior Leadership

All Being Well… Talking about “Just”

Just This time we’re talking about a word that from my own past that revealed quite a lot to me about how I viewed myself and my work. All thanks to a chance encounter at a work event. The word is just but it’s in the context of “I’m just an admin guy”. I rememberContinue reading “All Being Well… Talking about “Just””

All Being Well…Talking about “Could”

Could Could is the cool younger sibling of Should (have a read of my write up of should here). Could is full of options and possibility without any sense of commitment or responsibility. For me could feels like standing in front of a ploughed field with a variety of seeds in your satchel and you’reContinue reading “All Being Well…Talking about “Could””

All Being Well… Talking about “Should”

One thing I love about coaching is picking up on certain words clients say that hold a lot of meaning. A word or phrase can hold a lot of power over us and we can use it so often we just don’t see how its affecting us. Should is one of the words that comesContinue reading “All Being Well… Talking about “Should””

All Being Well…#1 “Trust Yer Gut”

All Being Well…#1 “Trust Yer Gut” I was interviewing for a job a few years ago, it was a pretty basic admin job at a sixth form college. When I turned up I immediately KNEW it was wrong for me. I’ll let you pick up on all the red flags as we go… There wereContinue reading “All Being Well…#1 “Trust Yer Gut””

Highgate Wood :: Journal 23rd Feb – 28th Feb

23th Feb – It’s still nice to be at home sometimes I’ve not written for a few days out of not feeling like it, out of having a bad few days. I’m on my week off work now. This was such a good idea. The relaxation is very much in full swing, the weather isContinue reading “Highgate Wood :: Journal 23rd Feb – 28th Feb”

Not one wild notion :: Journal 6th Feb – 17th Feb

9th Feb – the closest possible distance The snow continues this morning. I’ve never seen snow so intent on snowing for so long without bothering to settle. It’s not keen to commit to being here on the ground with us. I don’t blame it. I’m tired today. I feel like a loose boiled courgette, allContinue reading “Not one wild notion :: Journal 6th Feb – 17th Feb”

the strange consequences of the present moment :: Journal 3rd Feb – 8th Feb 2021

3rd Feb – like a houseplant you overwater I’m holding on to this relic of the former world, this notebook travelled more places in 2019 than I did in 2020. It’s known the crush of busy tube trains and windswept beaches. It’s hard to keep hope. It’s like a houseplant you overwater, eventually it’ll startContinue reading “the strange consequences of the present moment :: Journal 3rd Feb – 8th Feb 2021”

quiet instead of panic is a blessing :: Journal 30th Jan – 2nd Feb

30th Jan – soft boy This month feels like it should have ended two days ago, at least. Today it has rained a lot and we spent lots of time clearing and faffing around. I baked a wheatsheaf loaf from my Paul Hollywood Bread Book. Husb said it looked a bit like an octopus. Sure itContinue reading “quiet instead of panic is a blessing :: Journal 30th Jan – 2nd Feb”

Vivacious Gusto :: Journal 26th Jan – 29th Jan

26th Jan – not every wave is a tidal wave The roof snow is still melting and the pavements still have their tired cake icing layer. I woke both of us up at around half six this morning by unconsciously kicking my hotwater bottle out of bed, it made a heavy wet rubbery slouchy sortContinue reading “Vivacious Gusto :: Journal 26th Jan – 29th Jan”