Herding Fish

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Integrate Group Coaching Programme

Integrate Group Coaching Programme

Over the past 2 years, I think I’ve attended more talks and training than the previous 10 years put together. Lots of great teachers sharing insights about marketing manoeuvres that could change my craft business; leverage the algorithm. But does it really matter how...

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Half Empty or Half Full?

Half Empty or Half Full?

Thursday was Time to Talk Day 2022, which reminded me of a recent (random) tweet merrily declaring that ‘when your glass is half empty, you should get a friend to help you fill it up’. Sounds like a good enough plan, right? Sharing worries with friends and family is a...

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Close those windows

Close those windows

Having a tiny computer within reach all day long isn’t something the human brain was designed to keep up with. In a typical day, we encounter volumes of information that far exceeds what we can process. I know some days it feels like I’m drowning in ideas, and the...

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Goals are central to Coaching

Goals are central to Coaching

'Goals’ are central to coaching, but what does it mean when a coach asks their client what their goal is, or what they want to ‘achieve’? This is language that we tend to associate with external ‘success’ criteria and hitting targets. That’s not the world we operate...

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Balancing Creativity

Balancing Creativity

I’ve been thinking about different stages that exist in an artist or maker's practice and how the state of mind that takes a deep dive into a new idea or material is very different to the one that makes project plans or writes an application, or sets up an online...

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Should I choose coaching or mentoring?

Should I choose coaching or mentoring?

People have been asking me about whether to choose coaching or mentoring. The definitions I use are: a COACH works with their clients by helping them identify and achieve their own goals (internal answers) a MENTOR shares their own experience so the other person can...

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