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The Case for Coaching

This morning I delivered a 20-minute group coaching session to 20 business owners. All of them told me at the beginning that they already enjoyed what they did. So why did I bother? What did they need coaching for if they already felt ok? Surely it’s a waste of time and resources to coach people […]

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Yeah, but no….The Art of the Positive Refusal

If you’re a people-pleaser like me, you’ll be familiar with getting yourself into a pickle because you’ve said yes to too many things. The Art of Saying No has remained elusive to me for much of my life, and I have often found myself in situations I would really rather not be in, feeling overstretched […]

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Happiness fit

Make your happiness fit

2015 has seen a swell of hype and attention around the theme of how to be happier. Whether it’s through keeping a gratitude journal, meditation or random acts of kindness, everybody’s trying to find the Holy Grail of instant, long-lasting happiness. The trouble is, this endless quest can make some people feel more stressed and […]

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F*ck Stress! What our workshop taught us

It’s ironic that the most stressful week of the year for me so far was also the week when I delivered the second of our Happyworks Series workshops, aptly titled Stressworks. Well, it certainly meant I could put my own tools to the test, just to check they work. And I can confirm, they do! […]

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Discussing what makes us happy at The Canvas Cafe

Five insights from our Happyworks workshop

Last Thursday witnessed the inaugural Happyworks Series workshop at The Canvas Café in Shoreditch. It was a terrific evening including a fantastic group of people, lots of good discussion and, importantly, some delicious wine, beer and pastries. People joined us from all kinds of industries, including HR to design, and what struck me was the […]

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