Your greatest, highest self: sowing the seeds of your future

  “We are what and where we are because we have first imagined it” – Donald Curtis. When you were first born you were helpless. You couldn’t hold your head up on your own; you certainly couldn’t conceive of being able to walk or run. Yet within 2 short years you were probably trotting around,…

Your full potential

We are only able to create in our lives what we can conceive. For most of us the chaos and immediacy of the moment to moment means we rarely make time for visioning – for stretching our minds and exploring what extraordinary could look like for us. And so in turn we never achieve our…

6 reasons why your Self Care is essential for sustainability. 

If you haven’t nailed self-care it’s time you did. I don’t mean this lightly, and I make no apologies. I strongly believe that self care is where sustainability begins. It’s time we all started to look after ourselves first and well. Sure, sure. There’s a million reasons why you don’t: There’s never enough time. Maybe…

1 quick trick to increase your confidence in any situation

Let’s say you’ve got a presentation to give to all your bosses or the board in your organisation. Or you’ve got an interview for a job you REALLY want. There is always a situation in work or life that requires you to step outside your comfort zone. That calls you forth, to step up and…

When work is quiet: Calling freelancers, consultants, + the self-employed

When work is quiet: Calling freelancers, consultants, + the self-employed

It’s been a quiet month. Or worse, a quiet couple of months. You love what you do and wouldn’t return to apron-strings-employment for all the Gin in England. But, the truth of the matter is you don’t find quiet times easy: It’s hard to stay positive. When work is short it can be hard to…

What is burnout and why it matters

It’s possible ‘burnout’ has never crossed your mind. If that’s the case then great – good on you. And whatever you are doing to take care of yourself, just keep doing it! But for most of us the plain and simple fact is that burnout is a thing. You, or someone you know has probably…

For the love of networking

It’s fair to say I didn’t really ‘love’ networking for a long time in my early working life. It felt forced, intimidating and like a lot of pressure. Back then I’d have hugely appreciated a few ways to see it differently. If you feel that way too I hope this helps you to see networking with…

Changing jobs and don’t know where to start

Changing jobs and don’t know where to start

Maybe it’s a choice and you’ve decided it’s time for the next challenge. Or maybe it’s been necessitated by a shift in your circumstances or organisation. Either way, changing jobs can be a minefield. Here you are, stood face to face with the need to be proactive and make some decisions and you’re about as…

Why your happiness is essential to sustainability

Why your happiness is essential to sustainability

As part of the Dalai Lama’s trip to the UK this summer he went to Glasto festival. A friend of mine, sat very close to the front in his talk, came home brimming with joy. “His message is that we’re here on this earth to be happy” she extolled! Amazing, isn’t it, how very simple messages can…

Putting yourself first is NOT selfish

When you don’t know your own value, or you value others more, it’s really easy to put everyone else first. To prioritise their needs above yours, to say yes endlessly, to give everything you’ve got. Until there’s nothing left in the tank. Apparently, boundaries and self care are something a lot of people struggle with….

Build your sustainability network: 5 quick tips

One of the placements during my masters in sustainable development was in a large company. The ‘sustainability department’ in this company was just 2 people and the rest of the organisation knew little, and cared less, about sustainable development. It was during this placement I learnt how unbelievably hard it is to swim endlessly against the tide on your own,…

Build your network! (because working in sustainability can be isolating)

Build your network! (because working in sustainability can be isolating)

Do you feel on your own in your work? What I mean when I say that is do you need more support in your work than you get now? Even if you’re part of a team, is the sense of collaboration, support, camaraderie missing? Whether you’re part of a small team in a big organisation or you’re self employed,…

Your intentions for a new year

Your intentions for a new year

Do you struggle to write goals for yourself in a new year? Yet you still want to make the most of the changing seasons and the opportunity for reflection? Perhaps there’s something that feels quite soulful or spiritual about these colder months. The solstice, the new calendar year…and you’d love to mark these significant times….

Making criticism + feedback work for you

Making criticism + feedback work for you

Never in my life have I felt so sensitive about any form of criticism or feedback as I did in the first few months of being a coach. Even the (incredibly neutral) question “so, what does a coach do then?” sent me into a bit of a tailspin back then! I felt totally out of…

6 reasons why space (downtime) matters

6 reasons why space (downtime) matters

Lately I’ve had a run of conversations with clients about needing more space / down time / time to be creative / time for themselves. In our conversations there is a sense of deficit. Like time itself is in short supply. Which, honestly, in many ways it is. As a  culture we are totally addicted…

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