Posts by jane | Coach in the City

What’s your purpose?

Feb 16, 2021 | No Comments

  I’ll admit it.  The last year has played havoc with my sense of resolve and determination! As an outcomes focussed coach, I enable others to gain clarity around their true intentions, define inspiring objectives and move towards their desired goals.  I get the theory, the logic, the wellbeing benefits of having a clear life […]

How are you attending to your Mental Health?

Feb 27, 2020 | No Comments

One in FOUR of us will experience a mental health issue in any given year. For me, this year has the potential to be the perfect storm: Coronovirus threats, IR35 angst and 2 teenagers taking A-levels, and GCSE’s. So I’ve been planning ahead to beat the odds! And asking myself how can we as a […]

“I’ve discovered something better than cake…”

Jan 6, 2020 | No Comments

If you haven’t discovered “The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse” by Charlie Mackesy yet…  Consider making a special trip to your favourite bookstore to flick through its beautifully illustrated pages.  I think you’ll find it’s a keeper.   Totally charming, with reflection points on the themes of Love, Friendship and Kindness.  Like the […]

A beginner’s mind

Feb 2, 2019 | No Comments

In essence this means being open to new possibilities and seeing situations through fresh eyes, as if we had never experienced them before. By doing this is it allows us to look at things as they truly are, as opposed to what we think they are or evaluate them to be. On any given day, […]

Christmas or New Year?

Dec 30, 2018 | No Comments

Personally I’m more mulled wine and mince pies, than Aude lang syne, preferring the mayhem of family gatherings over the weight of expectation associated with welcoming in a new year. Festive feasting, over existential angst and extortionate pricing. Like all times of transition, the ending of one year and the beginning of a new one […]

T’is the season…. for 70% effort

Dec 19, 2017 | No Comments

This month I’ve mostly been coaching tired people.  Rushing from pillar to post, busy closing out the year at work, making preparations for the perfect Christmas at home, maxed out by social commitments and crumbling under the weight of expectations they layer on themselves.   Trying to be all things to all people is a recipe […]

How are you Valuing Your Talent?

Oct 29, 2017 | No Comments

As usual, many of my coaching conversations this month have been about change –  focussing on the actions clients need to take to realise their full potential and improve their performance. One of the ways I enable others to do this, is to help them to understand and measure the impact of their actions on […]

A model for Dealing with Difficult People – Stage 3

Sep 26, 2017 | No Comments

  You find them difficult.  You’ve tried ignoring them, but they just won’t go away.  Infact you’ve noticed that Difficult Person is becoming even more prickly than usual.  So what do you do? Stages 1 & 2 of our Dealing with Difficult People model explain the importance of first observing and understanding what might be […]

Have a Holiday… everyday.

Aug 31, 2017 | No Comments

  When I set up my own company I took the decision that August would be my Non-working month.  A time to hit the reset button, relax and re-energise with my family.  And I love it – just take a look at one of the beautiful sunrises I enjoyed on the beach last week at […]

A model for Dealing With Difficult People – Stage 2 Assess Your Choices

Jul 23, 2017 | No Comments

The fun you can have with a weed! Childhood memories of  country walks flood my mind whenever I see one of these little beauties.  Folding the stem to make a trigger.  Aim.  Firing at my sister’s head.  And with any luck woodland warfare would ensue if I successfully hit my target!    But sometimes we want […]