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I wanted to ask you how you really are? Because I know I’m typing emails, having quick conversations with people, conversing with my family – all these things sometimes snatched in what feels like tiny moments of time in a household that in my case is full of people. So I wanted to really know...
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psychologies magazine
I took part in a Facebook live event with Psychologies Magazine to discuss how we can all creatively ride this wave of uncertainty.
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visual facilitation
Last month, I did Jon McNestrie’s Visual Facilitation training with Barefoot Coaching – and feel compelled to share this secret with you – improving your visual communication is easier than you might think.
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brockwell park
Safe space to explore Understanding self in service of others Pause with purpose Expanding our education Restorative in all manner of ways Vulnerable and willing to share Individual and shared experience See and be seen Integrity honoured Objectivity found Not alone Safe space to explore – there’s not a coach I’ve met who doesn’t care...
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broken pottery - Image Credit: Kintsugi: Florence Blatchley
In the inimitable words of Leonard Cohen “There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in”. Thoughts about broken pottery and the Barefoot Coaching Winter Conference… Last week a gathering of coaches at various ages and stages of their journey invested in a day together at the Barefoot Coaching annual winter conference...
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The Coach's survival guide
If you know exactly what you’re doing and have it all sorted then don’t read on!  If you have some considerations, confusion, curiosity about what might work in building your business as a coach then basically read this book! If you are curious about what I believe the book might give you then read on…...
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Tate Modern
What does this picture say to you? Technicolor joy, fragmented and discordant, something else?  Families – their joys and challenges are as unique as the people in them.  The role of parent is undoubtedly my most challenging one.  I’m an only child, brought up in a single-parent family and now I have a partner, step-daughter...
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barefoot coaching
I love learning, writing and believe in investing in my own professional development, so attending Jackee Holder’s Write Yourself well – Creative Therapeutic Writing in Coaching and Coaching Supervision CPD day put on by Barefoot Coaching was a no brainer. At the end of the day I wrote “What a day. A sanctuary indeed. A powerful...
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think inside the box - sorrel roberts
‘Think outside the box’; ‘blue-sky thinking’; or most recently overheard and current least favourite ‘let’s popcorn some ideas’. I’m decidedly allergic to these phrases – seeing them as clichéd nonsense. However, when I jump on my judgemental high horse (as I just did) I have learnt to ask myself what that says about me.  Having...
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llamas - unsplash
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 of business and a coach went: Question: So how exactly do you calm a lama? Answer: You have to be calm yourself? If they are...
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