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Motivation: Our inner drive to get things done

Motivation. We know we need to have it. We know it’s not good not to have it. How easy is it to define and get it? For me, it’s our inner drive to get things done. It’s about focus and determination. It’s about knowing what needs to be done and then doing it. It requires determination and energy, time and resources, self-belief and self-worth.

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Go outside your comfort zone - that's where you find the magic

How is your comfort zone feeling? Is it soft and cuddly, warm and fluffy, comfy and safe? Perhaps. Could it stretch? If you were to do something outwith your comfort zone now, what would it be? We’re all capable of much more than we think we are. Magic. We’re capable of magic. And breaking that barrier.

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Why aren't you living a life you love?

Take a few moments, a couple of hours, a day or even a week to just consider what living a life you love would be like. What would it feel like, look like, sound like? Can you dare to imagine it? Can you describe it? Have a go! If that’s too hard to think about, […]

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Eating - How to better understand your relationship with food

Eating is a frequent discussion topic in coaching sessions and so I wanted to put a few brief but key thoughts and questions together around this vast topic. Are we eating too much? Not enough? The right amount? Good nutritious foods? What we fancy and when we are hungry? What are our answers? We need […]

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Will you be having a jolly Christmas?

Christmas comes each year with that ‘must have a good time’, being jolly and feeling great idealism attached to it. Is that how you’re feeling? If so, wonderful! It can indeed be a very magical time of year: celebrating the religious meaning of advent, being with those we love, giving and receiving, partying, relaxing eating, […]

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The power of positive action

Sad, lonely, frustrated, bored, angry, isolated, stuck, lost, low. If any of these words resonate with you, it’s certainly time to explore ways to turn things around. Take a moment to consider how you would like to feel instead. Choose a favourite: happy, content, excited, fulfilled, joyful, motivated, focused, belonging, enthusiastic or one of your […]

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Who comes to coaching?

You might wonder what kind of people come to coaching. The simple answer, I suppose, is anyone who wants to make positive changes in their life and who values some professional help to get there and make it all happen. Coaching is for everyone. Currently I’m working with over 50 private clients, BBC Radio Scotland, […]

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Simple steps to interview success

As a life and business coach, I work with many clients to help them prepare mentally and physically for upcoming job interviews or selection processes. Although it may seem difficult to consider, could you perhaps think of your interview as more of an adventure than a nightmare? Remember that it really is a two-way process. […]

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What's your genius? A basis for self-esteem.

So, what’s your genius? A very dear friend asked me this recently. My genius? Wow, there’s a question indeed! Aren’t we just so good at thinking about and sharing our weaknesses, or our failures, the things we struggled to achieve or were unsuccessful in, the aspects of ourselves which frustrate us or we don’t like […]

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What happens at an initial consultation? Life Coaching Solutions

I’ve always offered an Initial Consultation to anyone considering life or business coaching as a form of professional support. This is a face to face meeting usually lasting 60-70 minutes and as such is often the longest of sessions in view of the information shared and gathered. There are really four parts to it. Firstly, […]

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