Challenging with compassion

I bet you have received feedback or had your thinking challenged at some point in your life. How did it make you feel? I’ve felt shame, defensiveness and fear through to feeling safe, love, and empathy. Some feedback has motivated me to do better and some that’s left me feeling despondent. I know which I … Read more

Who’s in your square squad?

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My daughter is going through a tough time. She’s being bullied at school by a ‘friend’. Over the last few months, we’ve had talks about how people treat one another, what it means to be yourself and how we build trust in a relationship (and what happens when that trust gets broken). The most recent … Read more

Do you need to rewrite your story?

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“Are you going to let this story run your life or are you going to rewrite it?” The words barely registered before the answer came into my mind. “I’m going to rewrite my story” I said.    Humans are natural storytellers, we have been since we first started communicating with each other. Stories are how … Read more

Giving yourself permission in your career

In our catch meeting this week, the Drive Tribe and I were talking about permission. It got me thinking about giving ourselves permission.  I remember driving into work after having my daughter and arriving late every day.  Leaving earlier wasn’t an option as the nursery wasn’t open and that ten minutes cost me up to … Read more

The benefits of working with a coach to reach your goals

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It’s International Coaching week and so I thought I might write a piece on the benefits of working with a coach to reach your goals. I’m fortunate enough to have been the coach and the coachee and wanted to share both sides of my experience. Let’s start with the basics:  What is coaching?  Coaching is about … Read more