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Deborah Henry-Pollard: Creative Coaching

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Too Early To Start Thinking About Next Year?

Posted on 7 November, 2019 at 4:15 Comments comments (0)


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Does this seems familiar? January 1st, all fired up with good New Year intentions, you decide you are going to lose weight, exercise, eat more healthily, read more, learn an language…


You try to change everything at once and it all gets too much. You g...

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Drifting

Posted on 31 October, 2019 at 6:35 Comments comments (0)



“If you don’t know what you want you’ll end up with what you get”

Unknown

 


We are all somewhere - home, location, relationships, job, etc.


How much of that has been through choice and how much because it has just “happened”, that you have just drifted into?

 

In a lot of...

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The Goal or the Journey?

Posted on 17 October, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (0)


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As a coach, I am often asked how many of my clients reach the goals. It is an obvious question because it is a useful measure of success for the client, for me and for people thinking of working with me.


But it isn’t always that simple. Yes, some of my clients have reached their goa...

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Uniqueness

Posted on 5 September, 2019 at 5:40 Comments comments (0)



What makes you unique?

 

According to smartphone technology and over 100 years of crime detection, there are your fingerprints for starters. But that is just the (finger)tip of what singles each of us from the herd.  


Some people are very obviously unique because of a specific skill, a certain charisma, a particul...

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Creatives Blocks - They Happen to Us All

Posted on 29 August, 2019 at 10:35 Comments comments (0)

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Sometimes you ...

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Openness

Posted on 8 August, 2019 at 6:05 Comments comments (0)


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It's not the style that motivates me, as much as an attitude of openness that I have when I go into a project.

Herbie Hancock



Openness is a valuable attitude to have in any area of one's life, personal and professional. It is that ...

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Setting Goals for the 'Dull' Stuff

Posted on 13 June, 2019 at 5:50 Comments comments (0)



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There is something which I frequently come across when working with clients which always surprises me. 


For example, a sculptor will be willing to hand over their precious wood, clay or metal sculpture to a specialist who will create a mold and make a bronz...

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Enjoy the Journey

Posted on 5 June, 2019 at 3:20 Comments comments (0)

Always Make It A Happy Birthday!

Posted on 29 May, 2019 at 5:10 Comments comments (0)

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In the past couple of weeks, I have heard two very contrasting attitudes to birthdays.


On one side, a friend was pleased that he had managed to stretch his birthday over two weekends. At the other side of the scale, a younger client was bemoaning yet another candle on the cake, saying she did not celebrate birthdays a...

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Keeping a Positive Mind

Posted on 25 April, 2019 at 4:00 Comments comments (0)

“Whether you think you can or you think you can’t – either way you will be right”


Martin Luther King Jnr   

 

I have written before about the importance of having a vision. This is really powerful and if you write it down, draw it, or make a mood board, you can read/look at your vision paper...

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