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Just Start Running

When people come to me for coaching, it is usually because they want something to change.

I know from my own experience when I first went to a coach I was desperate to change my career.  My focus was very much on “running away” from my then current situation.  It was a great place to begin.  In fact, it was the only place to begin because I couldn’t see any other viewpoint.  Importantly, it was a major motivation to get me moving, even though I didn’t know where I was going.

As the coaching progressed, my viewpoint was expanded and options became available to me.

Take Five with Ray Batchelor

Ray Batchelor is a Queer Tango activist, writer and historian.  Ray has spoken internationally on tango and, as he details below, is involved in many exciting projects using tango to teach about life and how we as humans being can co-exist in harmony.  He, like me, believes that what you learn in tango will serve you well in every area of your life. It will not surprise you to learn that I met Ray on the dance floor where we have shared many wonderful dances and I can assure him, he is never boring and always a joy!

Last Station 2016-2018

I am delighted to tell you that my clients, fine artists Mary Hooper and Elise Liversedge ofElise&Mary, have just secured an Arts Council grant of £82,800 for a two year art project,Last Station.

I worked with them during the pilot project in 2013, which took the site-specific multi-media installation to the Bridport Arts Centre in Bridport, and Trinity House in Harwich.  The project produced a limited edition book by poet Kay Syrad, ‘1,000 Tasks’, a copy of which has been purchased for the collection at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich.

Embrace Your Strengths

I have a lot of problems with how corporates are run, in terms of how people are treated, often being forced to be square pegs in round holes.  This is one reason why I work withCoincidencity, a group which is helping companies find new ways of working, including how to empower their staff and give them room to be who they are instead of leaving their "best self" at the door.

In the long ago days when I was a corporate employee, one aspect I hated were the annual appraisals. I generally did well in them and got great feedback, but there was always the bit where, having been quickly patted on the head about my strengths, an inordinate amount of time was then spent on the weaknesses.

Yes or No?

“A 'No' uttered from the deepest conviction is better than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, 
or worse, to avoid trouble.”
Mahatma Gandhi

If you are searching the internet for advice on whether you should do something or not, you can get conflicting advice around those simple little words, “yes” and “no”.

Some people exhort you to say “Yes” to every opportunity.  Say yes rather than give in to that little voice of fear holding you back.  Say yes because you might not have this opportunity again.