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.

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", and is aimed at supporting people in a safe and structured coaching environment to share their stories, to experiment and imagine new ones, and to embody and bring these new stories into being. It is a powerful way to assist [...]

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 [...]

Pace yourself

Watching the Olympic games in Brazil I was again reminded of what elite athletes can teach us as artists and creatives, about life in general. As we go about our life, practice and business there are many important things [...]

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 [...]

Pace yourself

Watching the Olympic games in Brazil I was again reminded of what elite athletes can teach us as artists [...]

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 [...]

How to Choose a Coach

Coaching involves working closely in a partnership based on trust, respect, support and encouragement. It involves you communicating your vision and dreams with your coach, and sharing what is important so that you can move freely towards your goals and potential. It is important that you have the right coach to work with. Consider the following when looking for a coach: Be clear about what you want and why you feel coaching, and not a consultant or counselor, is [...]

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