I have spent the day with a group of coaches. All passionate about what they do and there was a real buzz about the place. I always feel re energised and ready take on the world after an event like this.
There is a real skill to good coaching people and one of the hardest parts for most people is to stop solving the problem.
I don't know about you but often when people tell me a challenge they are facing my brain clicks in and solves the problem for them. It races forward,
Today here in the UK is Mother's Day. A day when we treat our mums and thank them for all they do for us. I am travelling over to see my mum and very grateful I have her in my life. But it hasn't always been this way. I don't know if you can relate to this but when I was in my teens my mum and I had difficulties. Looking back I recognise it had a lot to do with my hormones, insecurities as a teenager, having been allowed to work away from home for 4 weeks and thinking I knew
1 in 4 - that's how many people will at some stage in their life have a mental health illness. More recent reports claims it's actually 1 in 3. Whatever the figure actually is, you only have to look at your own circle of friends, family and acquaintances and you are likely to know someone who has a mental health illness or has taken their own life. A recent Facebook post I saw discusses the rates of suicide or attempted suicide within the military. I know some of you will rea
I have been helping out at the local cubs and scouts recently and have again had to stop and think about how I judge people based on my values and beliefs. For those of you who know me, it won't come as any surprise when I tell you I was highly suspicious and weary of the scouts aged 13-15 years old. This wasn't helped by the first impressions from them. Loud, running round the school, interrupting and giving back chat. To say my pre judged heckles were up is probably an unde
Tomorrow is Monday, I wouldn't go as far as to say I have the Monday blues but I am wondering where my weekend went. My work is amazing and I love it, the hardest part for me in reality is getting into the week routine. Perhaps you do have Monday morning blues, perhaps you are not doing what you feel you should be and your job is a chore or difficult for you. Perhaps you are even telling yourself how much you don't want to go to work tomorrow. This post is more about the conv
I was watching a programme on TV the other day. I had a few minutes to spare in the evening and collapsed in front of one of those "fly on the wall documentarys", following emergency services. I recognised one of the people being interviewed as someone I had trained. As I watched him and the way he communicated with people he came into contact with, he was completely different from when he had been on the course. He came across to me as being impatient, sarcastic, a little ru