Respect, listen, learn

16th February 2021

I have had such a great learning experience that really made me reflect on my coaching work.  It all started at a networking meeting, where one of the attendees asked if anyone was interested in mentoring teenage girls as they were approaching their GCSE’s by working with the Girls Network – for more information see Read more…

“Put your own oxygen mask on first”.

3rd February 2021

I have recently been working with a new client , who wanted support in developing their role as a manager of a team.  Nothing new in this type of topic as it is often the case that people are promoted into the role of a manager because they are good at a ‘technical’ role, but Read more…

You wouldn’t plant a seed and then dig it up every few minutes to see what it is doing. So give yourself space & time to grow but keep nourishing your seeds! Steve Bartlett

5th January 2021

I was given a kit for growing Bonsai trees as a Christmas gift and, on reading the instructions, realised that patience will be a significant part of the process in growing a tree.  It would seem I can’t expect any sort of growth to show for a minimum of 6 – 9 weeks – and Read more…

Agility & adaptability in a modern, ever changing world…..

2nd September 2020

It has been quite a while since I wrote an article on here. Why? Mainly because, as lockdown happened and the world of work was changing beyond all recognition, most of my clients had to concentrate on the work in hand and felt that coaching and training had to be put on hold. I also Read more…

People will throw stones at you. Don’t throw them back but use them to build an empire.

18th February 2020

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” goes a saying from my childhood. Whilst it is true that real sticks and stones would physically hurt us, the psychological damage done by the throwing or metaphorical sticks, stones and words can be real hurdles for any of us to deal Read more…

Either you run the day or the day runs you. Jim Rohn

4th February 2020

Jim Rohn was a very successful entrepreneur and motivational speaker who would share his philosophy on success with organisations and individuals but started his career as a stock clerk for a department store. I wonder if he knew at that stage where his life would take him.  But, from reading about him and his own Read more…

Chinese numerology believes all good things come in pairs – so here’s to 2020!

8th January 2020

I have been fascinated for some time about numerology and the way the Chinese use it to guide and even make decisions in their lives.  Part of our company name ‘Create’ was developed as it sounded like the number ‘8’.  Often believed to be considered lucky and linked to the ability to make a fortune Read more…

The road to success is dotted with many parking places.

3rd December 2019

Watching a variety of television programmes recently, it struck me how many people or groups or teams talk about ‘being on a journey’.  Sometimes it feels quite clichéd but that may be because it is true – whether in our personal or business lives we can compare it to being on a journey.  And I Read more…

Coaching is like stabilisers on a child’s bike…….

19th November 2019

As those of you who have read previous articles I have written (thank you!), you might remember I get a lot of learning and ideas from some different sources.  Of course, I also follow the more traditional route of attending conferences and reading the latest materials on coaching and mentoring but I have been spending Read more…

If plan ‘A’ doesn’t work – stay cool and don’t panic. Remember the alphabet has another 25 letters.

9th October 2019

I chuckled to myself when I saw this on the wall of an office of a client.  We had been working through their concerns about the effectiveness of their business plan (plan A) and were busy on trying to come up with options to keep on track.  I asked the question about whether the plan Read more…