The Art of Taking Up Space

During lockdown I’ve been taking my daughter out for driving practice.    She’s doing really well now, and I can’t believe it was only a few short months ago that we drove round and round the local village car park (totally empty!) - stop, start, stop - trying to...

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What a sunflower can teach us about connection

Do you sometimes feel isolated or lonely, yet feel there’s nothing you can do about it, because the ‘normal’ connection solutions don’t apply to you? “If you’re feeling lonely, you should join a group or a class,” they say.“Invite a friend round for a meal” ….That’s...

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How to be more Resilient in turbulent times

At the time of writing (May 2020) here in Scotland we are still in lockdown due to the Coronavirus crisis. In these crazy times,  we might be feeling a mixture of helplessness, frustration, disconnection and whole host of other ‘negative’ feelings. It’s important to...

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How to speak up, even when you feel inferior.

When you meet ‘successful’ people, do you feel inferior and assume they know more than you? Do you assume that what you say would be irrelevant or they’d think it was silly, so you stay quiet ? (and then give yourself a hard time later because of what you could have...

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Why you need a service USP especially as a coach

What’s your service USP? There are many people who struggle to make a good living out of coaching or other ‘helping’ type business.  One of the reasons for this is that talking about coaching can be quite intangible. If you talk about ‘holding space’, or making...

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10 principles of mindset freedom for business success.

In working with clients who want to make a difference in the world through their work, I help them with mindset freedom. The three challenges that I see over and over again are fear, self-sabotage and money-blocks. What these business owners really want instead are...

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Pay What You Can: An experiment in trust (and fear)

I may be mad but I’ve decided to experiment with (PWYC) Pay What You Can pricing on my workshops. I first learned about pay-what-you-can pricing from Tad Hargrave from Marketing for Hippies . He uses this model very successfully for his live marketing workshops. My...

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The 3 Big Lessons I’ve Learned in Business

Boy, what a roller coaster 7 years I’ve had!  Learning what works for me in business has been a really tough lesson, and one I’m still growing into!  Leaving coach training in 2009 with no clue how to attract paying clients, I finally thought I’d cracked the code,...

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Something holding you back? How to get unstuck.

In this blog, I want to explore how to get unstuck from a certain kind of stuckness. This stuckness can be relentless, infuriating and downright exhausting. It feels like one leg is held tight in a concrete block, and we can’t move anywhere without huge effort.  It...

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Speaking up in a messy transition…

My friend Steve Mattus released a video  recently that really touched me. It reminded me how powerful it is to show up real and uncut.  I’ve been hiding, scared to show up and talk about business related stuff because I’m not CLEAR on the direction my business is...

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