Sorrel writes about coaching to help distill her own thoughts and simplify them. She shares her writing in the hope that it will provide resource and be useful to others. 

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How to calm a llama?

Such is the eclectic mix of people on a Barefoot Coaching Ltd PG Cert Coaching Course – that a lunchtime conversation between a civil servant, an alpaca small-holding owner/international woman...
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Are you stuck in a tangled web of overwhelm?

Sometimes I have so many simultaneous and interconnected thoughts that I have no idea where to begin. The picture that comes into my mind is Spiderman shooting out so many...
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What is coaching?

On consecutive days last week I found myself producing an explanation of what coaching is for Ella’s Kitchen where I provide maternity & paternity coaching and being asked what my...
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Scaling Mountains (or tree stumps)

I wrote this 4 years ago…and happened upon it again today, and it’s still a pretty accurate description of how I see coaching…. I was stood in front of this...
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A Day in the Life

First published on Barefoot Coaching:  Training as a coach can be a life-changing learning and personal development experience but what is life actually like once the training is over? We spent...
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Why I don’t wish you happiness in 2018

Ok, so that’s not entirely true and I do of course hope that you experience happiness in 2018 – however, the quest for ‘happiness’ increasingly seems to me not quite...
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Supporting parents in the workplace

Families can be so many things, and even the word ‘family’ means different things to different people, they are places of love, laughter, joy, fun, noise, chaos, grief, fear, anger,...
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“I don’t want to be a mummy or daddy I want to be a paleontologist” and other false constructs…

Over breakfast my daughter gave me a perfect example of a thought that I’d been mulling over since the Women of the World (WOW) festival last week. 4 year old...
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