If I just had the money, I would….

“If I just had the money, I would…” is a sentence I hear very often in my practice. It is clear that although there is much talk and debate about creating meaning, many still have some of their most important goals centered around money, and on top of that have a longing to become financially… Read more »

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Breaking Free

Many people have a dream to break free from their daily lives, and perhaps even a dream about leaving everything behind and opening a B&B or living on an island in the Caribbean. Over the last couple of months, I have encountered quite a few people that checked out and decided to quit their jobs… Read more »

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WHAT ARE YOU LOOKING FOR?

“I want people to respect me more” is something I hear often in my practice. We tend to ask the world around us for the things we are longing for: attention, respect, flexibility, some slack, time, caring, and being seen and heard or taken seriously are just a few examples. Some of us spend almost… Read more »

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HOW to practice simplicity

So many of the discussions I have in my practice have at their core a wish for more simplicity in life or a career. It seems like in pursuing success so many of us get lost in a complexity that runs everything: Suddenly there is no spare time or freedom to decide what you want… Read more »

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Challenges are opportunties for growth

By now we have all heard about the need for being robust or resilient. In almost all job ads as well as interviews there is a focus on how we cope with the challenges that rain down on us and get back on our feet quickly. We assume that if we can get fast at… Read more »

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What is the story about you?

Every day, every hour, every minute, you base your decisions and actions on the story about you – what is the story that you tell about yourself? Is it updated, optimistic and encouraging or is it modest, one-sided and limiting? Usually we base our story on what we have heard about ourselves from others along… Read more »

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Causing Pain When Practicing Love

Most of us get up in the morning wanting to be caring and loving to the people we meet Throughout our day Although it doesn’t always end up that way, that is where we start. Mostly we associate this with being soft, tender and caring, and certainly there will at times be the need for… Read more »

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Its Nobodys Fault

Something has gone wrong and you feel terrible… It happens all the time and for many of us, the next step is to start finding out where the guilt has to go: Who or what is to blame? Is it my leader, my colleague, my parents, my health or the weather? And you might even… Read more »

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Who can you help on their way?

2017 is coming to an end and it is time to take a look back, and plan for the future. 10 years ago, when I studied Coaching and Mentoring at The OCM in Oxford we had a visit from Julie Starr (Starr Consulting), a renowned coach and author. The way she entered the room –… Read more »

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In Pursuit of the Unproven

Why are we obsessed with evidence and research when data is already yesterday’s news? And how can we then be surprised that we keep on getting the exact same results as yesterday?  By now it should have become clear that the things that will bring us into the future are those that are not proven…… Read more »

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