With hectic schedules, demanding jobs and busy personal lives, many of my clients talk about experiencing overwhelm.  The feeling of having too much to do and not knowing how to manage it all.  It can make people feel anxious or panicked, and it can have...

Today is World Poetry Day. The United Nations states that: 'Poetry reaffirms our common humanity by revealing to us that individuals, everywhere in the world, share the same questions and feelings.' As a coach and NLP practitioner I listen to people's words. Everyone has a story. Everyone has...

Sometimes being coached isn’t comfortable.  You may be discussing something of huge importance and significance, and there can be a lot at stake.  Coaching is an opportunity to push yourself further than you thought possible.  Throughout the years I have received coaching there have been times when I decided to...

In Ancient Roman times, Janus was the god of beginnings, gates, transitions, time, duality, doorways, passages and endings.  He is depicted as having two heads – one looking at the past and the other to the future.  It is thought that the month of January was named for...

Leadership has been in the forefront of my mind for various reasons recently. I have been coaching leaders in workplaces to enable them - amongst many other things - to self-reflect; to inspire and empower others; make bold, insightful decisions; to face challenges; and to motivate...

I chose Become™ as the company to design my logo and website from a recommendation and I immediately knew from their strapline that this was a company I could work well with. It is: What we think, we become. They are words spoken by Buddha. I liked...

I have got a ‘back to school’ feeling at the moment. This may be because my career path saw me starting and finishing school, going to university and becoming a teacher. I have been ‘going back to school’ most of my life! Although I am...

It has been a long, warm summer in the UK this year. The perfect opportunity for a seaside holiday, so armed with buckets and spades we headed to Devon. I heard about the Exmouth Kite Festival quite by chance – a conversation with someone in...

This month I watched the Müller Anniversary Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with my eldest son. We thoroughly enjoyed watching the athletics and spent the afternoon cheering loudly and clapping until our hands hurt. Being there reminded me of the importance of visualising...

Having trained to become a Licensed Practitioner of NLP, I recently jumped at the chance to practise my skills with other practitioners. The day (a beautiful, sunny one in Brighton) was led by June O’Driscoll and Geoff Rolls, members of the trainer assistant team for...