COACHd – your weekly coaching update | May 20, 2022 – Dreams

Friday, May 20, 2022

Hi Simon,

Welcome to this weeks Get COACHd on Friday.

It is now time to book onto the next Co-Coaching that is being run virtually on 9th June @ 19:30. If you are not familiar with Co-Coaching, it is a great opportunity to practice your coaching on others, and receive feedback. Please visit here for more information and get booked on.

A few years ago, I was involved in a ‘tech start-up’. We worked with individuals to explore ideas and passions, providing a platform for connection and ideation, and inviting them to start to live their dream.

This aspect of releasing a dream is liberating. We all have things that we want in life, goals that we hope to achieve, secret desires that we may hide from others and possibly even from themselves. It has never been more important to release our dreams!

What are your dreams?

I find it liberating to write them to paper. I have a wonderful selection of pens and I take solace from filling pages with my thoughts using these scribers. Our dreams are what our heart and soul really want.

We also understand that peoples biggest regret is often not what they have done, but what they have not done – the dreams they let fall by the wayside, the goals they didn’t pursue, the lives they could have lived but didn’t.

  • You don’t want to be one of these latter people.
  • You want to live a happy life, not reach old-age full of regrets and might-have-beens.

So, what are your dreams?

Dream Exercise


  1. Take out a sheet of paper and an ink pen.
  2. If you’re sure what your dreams are, that’s great. Write them down.
  3. What would you do with your life if time and money were no obstacle?
  4. If you could do anything -anything at all -what would it be?It doesn’t matter how reasonable, silly or ridiculous it sounds. Write it all down.

    This activity might take you just a few minutes, or you might have to come back to it over several days. But when it’s done, you’re going to have a good starting point for what you want from life.

Our next step will be converting those dreams into goals.

Enjoy the curated reads below. I do enjoy picking these for you – so it would be great to hear about which ones have resonated with you.



The Coach Zone

Managing your expectations

We all have expectations about how a situation should go or how a person will react. It is part of who we are. However, when expectations do not fit reality, we become frustrated, angry, or depressed. For example, maybe you planned a romantic dinner for your partner’s birthday, and they wanted to go straight to […]

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How Positive Psychology Can Impact Leadership on Creating a High Contribution Environment

A Research Paper By Francesca Castagnetti, Life Coach, Design Coach, ITALY Positive Psychology Interview Mrs. Maaike Rijken I had the privilege to interview Mrs. Maaike Rijken, an incredible woman and senior professional in the field of psychology. Maaike founded and developed the international program of Positive Psychology which she has been…

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Harvard Business Review

Stop Procrastinating and Tackle That Big Project

Three tips to help you focus on what’s important — even when you don’t want to.

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10 things to do in June to benefit your wellbeing

From forging unlikely friendships to an ancient tree walking trail, try something new with our enriching suggestions

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Expectation vs. Acceptance

A Coaching Power Tool By Jennifer Walker, Life Coach, UNITED STATES The Power Tool of Expectation vs. Acceptance Acceptance doesn’t, by any stretch of the imagination, mean passive resignation. Quite the opposite. It takes a huge amount of fortitude and motivation to accept what is — especially when you don’t like it — and then work wisely

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3 Reasons Why Team Coaching Can Make Your Company a Great Place to Work

3 Reasons Why Team Coaching Can Make Your Company a Great Place to Work by Sonia Brown (United Kingdom) Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a company a great place to work? Effective teams. With a strong narrative around creating more inclusive organisations, where employees feel a true sense of ‘belonging’

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Harvard Business Review

3 Strategies for Managing an Understaffed Team

With today’s staffing shortages, the usual solutions just won’t cut it.

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That is it for another week. I hope that you enjoy these weekly reads.


See you next week.