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Simple and hard to do

One of the first things I remember when I went on my 'taster' coaching weekend back in 2005 was about listening. Not listening to respond but listening to understand. It's hard to do when you've been hard wired to listen and respond. What do I mean by...

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Good Friends do this

When you get something skewed, wrong, confused do you speak to yourself in a way you'd speak to a good friend? Listening to your way of speaking to yourself is a lifelong quest.  My work with corporate career women over the last 15 years has given me...

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Excitement can be overrated

"Oh I don't know, it's been OK - nothing exciting" that's often the response my husband Snowy will give me when I ask about his day. Here's the thing about that response, which can be perfunctory and not necessarily thought about... exciting can be...

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So What? Then What?

As I listened to my client, let's call her Melissa, I thought to myself "Oh my, how tough it must be to operate like this, no wonder you're feeling stuck." Melissa was explaining to me how she was so fearful of the word "No" that she just didn't put herself forward...

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Do you build this in?

t was SO obvious when she said it and even with all my years of experience helping women create and maintain personal boundaries, I missed it for myself!  Heyho... "Kay, you've just hosted a 2-day live retreat online and had a birthday celebration a few days...

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Careful Who You Listen To

"Oh but Kay, you'll be so lonely.." I'd just told my dear Mum that my partner Steve and I were splitting up.  It was the year 2000 and so many things shifted for so many of us. I knew Steve and I weren't going to make it into this new Millennium together and, in...

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Don’t just ignore it

When you've made something happen, achieved something, put something right, done something you've been putting off - when, in other words, you put your mind to something and it happens, how do you celebrate?   Do you celebrate?  How do you acknowledge...

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It was funny and a lesson

"Kay, what's a secretary?"  "Oh and what does being good at shorthand and typing mean?"  What?! I was speaking as part of panel for an education initiative for the Chartered Insurance Institute and The Lord Mayor's Appeal Charity.  I was one of four...

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Remember to Ask

I'll always remember discovering the quote by American author Nora Roberts and the difference it's made to me and to a myriad of clients! The key phrase in there for me  is "if you don't ask, the answer is always no." We assume people know we want what we...

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Training for the Next One

When something you've been building up to goes very right or, indeed, wrong or doesn't hit the mark, it's all training for the next one... One of my own precious Mentors, Andrea, said that to me when I spoke about all the things that went right and...

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