What makes coaching effective?

What makes coaching effective?

Is it the coach who has the most experience in the field you’re struggling in? Or perhaps the coach who is brilliant at problem solving?

Read this article to find out.

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Am I the only one without a passion?

An important part of a healthy work life balance is dedicating some of your time to doing something you love. This is commonly labelled as your passion.  Do you notice everyone around you having a thing – like a sport they are really committed to, an environmental concern they research all the…

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Your career ladder is leaning against brittle walls

You love your job. You know you are good at it. You’re delivering great results. The praise is high and so is the financial reward. In theory, nothing to complain about, right?

But what can you do if the company is rigid or leadership engages rather in politics than in your strengths?

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Not feeling authentic?

I’m questioning how I spend my time. I constantly search for new projects or hobbies to take on. I have a loud inner critic that knocks at my door about every day. It is as if I’m walking in someone else’s shoes that are giving me blisters because they are so tight.

This article is about authenticity and how to restore it if you lost touch with it.

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How to deal with fear of failure

I experienced fear of failure during my years of education. Exams during school and university caused a degree of anxiety for me, and so I didn’t tell anyone about them beforehand.

Most of us experience fear of failure in some context. We tell ourselves the most plausible stories why we cannot achieve a certain thing and often even proof ourselves right, by not aiming higher in the first place.

What’s needed to overcome this? Find out in this article.

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What is a portfolio career? Am I suited for it?

When I transitioned from my corporate job into self-employment, I experienced what it’s like to have a portfolio career. My week was diverse and interesting, packed and intense, rewarding and tough.

What is a portfolio career? What are the pros and cons? What personality type is well suited for this kind of work?

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The perks and challenges of self-employment

What is self-employment? What are the benefits and what’s difficult? Which character traits are needed to be successful with this work structure?

This article is about the perks and challenges of self-employment and offers a check-list where you can see if you have what it takes to become self-employed.

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When should you stay in employment instead of going solo?

When should you choose employment over other working structures, such as self-employment?

Which are the traits needed to thrive as an employee?

This article reflects on the pros and cons of employment and offers a discovery check-list if you’re suited for this working structure.

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Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur?

Many of my clients join my career change programme with the aspiration to start their own business and I love it when this happens! But truth is, not everyone is an entrepreneur.

In this article, I want to share the benefits and things to consider in entrepreneurship as well as a discovery check-list to help you figure out if you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur.

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How to stop seeking validation from your boss and become your own ambassador

“I just want to be acknowledged for the work I have done” – oh the amount of times I’ve heard this sentence from my clients and caught myself thinking it in previous jobs! Isn’t it fascinating that so many of us seek acknowledgement from other people, rather than being satisfied with our own judgement?

In this article, I share some techniques on how to become your own ambassador.

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How to feel more confident at work

People experience a huge amount of expectation and pressure to perform with certainty, determination and confidence at work. As a woman working in a male dominated environment, this pressure can be huge! But what if, deep down, we don’t feel capable of what is expected from us? What if we don’t believe in ourselves? What if we keep criticising our own performance?

This article offers baby steps to grow your confidence.

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Common reasons for unhappiness at work

Unhappiness at work is one of the main reasons my clients start coaching with me. They are missing a purpose, don’t see room for progress or a life changing event has changed their priorities.

Check out this article about common reasons for unhappiness at work and what to do about it.

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Rejection hurts

Getting repeatedly rejected leaves its mark. The feelings of frustration, shame and grief can last for weeks and months. It impacts our self- confidence, leaving us feeling unworthy, not accepted, perhaps not lovable.

How do we strengthen our mental well-being to cope with rejection more easily?

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Who is really judging you?

Do you know this feeling of being inspired to start something great, perhaps your own business, but the first thought is what others will think of you? Isn’t it frustrating to constantly compare ourselves to others? To be held back by what we assume others could think?

Where is this criticism coming from and what can we do about it?

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Do you have your guard up?

Isn’t it draining to constantly put up a guard and pretend to be someone you’re not?

Letting down the guard brings us closer to people and we can live more authentically. This post is about the gains of being vulnerable and how this can improve our work and life.

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“I’m just not good enough”

Are you familiar with this internal voice that keeps nagging and comments on everything you do?

“I’m not good enough”
“I’m not experienced enough”
“I won’t ever get anywhere in my career”

In this article, I introduce to you the inner critic and how to get control over it.

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