Below are some ideas and musings on the coaching process, change, writing, and wellbeing. Please get in touch if you like what you see and require coaching support and services.

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Experiencing Zoom Fatigue & Moving Forward

In my last article I wrote about how the global COVID pandemic has seen change become the order of the day, along with the realisation that we now have the opportunity to do things differently. Nowhere is this more evident than in how we conduct our working lives, for example, using video conferencing technology like Zoom on a daily basis. Many of us are working from home, or a mixture of home and office, or indeed not working at all due [...]

Letting go

In January I started a six month course in Narrative Coaching with Dr David Drake, a leading specialist in this field. Narrative Coaching is based on the concept "that stories are at the core of what makes us human", [...]

Preparing for the summer break

The festive break and summer holidays are looming large as we move into mid-December and January.  It is a very social time with lots of parties, end of year celebrations, family gatherings at Christmas or Hanukah or New Year.  [...]

Try a little tenderness

Creating of any kind takes you on many wonderful adventures and fills you with such excitement that you want to immediately jump into a new or existing project and just keep going, powering on.  Days when ideas flow easily [...]

The importance of your support team

Recently my long time friend Jai Waters and I released a book on how to affect positive change in your life.  It’s called MORE LEMON: How to transition to a life with more Zest and details can be found on our site. In the book we talk about the importance of having a support team around when you undergo major change – a change of job, a major or minor life change, a relationship change, a change of direction.  [...]

7 habits of mind to boost your arts career

Earlier this year I contributed to an article on ArtsHub called the Seven habits of mind that will boost your arts career. Metalsmith and lecturer, Simon Cottrell, feminist organiser Karen Pickering, community cultural development practitioner, Susie Waller, and myself were interviewed and asked what behaviours and attitudes help artists to excel and survive in the demanding world of today’s arts practitioner.  The responses provide plenty of food for thought and focus on some of the important intangible aspects associated [...]

Inspirational writing

I just wanted to let you know about this wonderful book - Anne Lamott's Bird by Bird: some instructions on writing and life.  First published in 1994, it has been described as the bible of writing guides and it's easy to see why. It is full of creative strategies to take you through the various stages of the writing process - from getting started and beyond the panic of the empty page right up to publication - in a [...]