COACHd – your weekly coaching update | March 31, 2023

Get COACHd on Friday

Get COACHd on Friday

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Friday, March 31, 2023

Hi The coach zone,

Welcome to this weeks Get COACHd on Friday.

One of the big challenges that I find when running a few businesses – one of many – is about balancing time for ‘effective’ working. I guess the first thing is to understand what ‘effective’ actually means. I was touched and encouraged by a recent LinkedIn post from Tej Lalvani (Dragons Den fame) who commented that even he has off days – and that that is Ok. I am not comparing myself to him, but it is humbling when you hear this from a successful entrepreneur of his standing.

How do you deal with these off days?

I find that this is dependent on the urgency of what I have around me. IF something is screaming – a deadline, a promise, or an event, then there is no ducking the responsibility or commitment that has been made. However, wiggle room is great. It can help you identify when something is getting blocked – and says in big letters –


There is a saying, there is no point in flogging a dead horse – although this is a different context to the one that I am painting here.

But we can create our own tensions. We are advised to schedule time for activities, to just turn on that creative tap, and to be effective NOW. Life isn’t like that.

Earlier this week, I woke at 3:15am. The schedule for the morning was ‘be creative’ – I wont bore you with the details. But, I was drawn to something else – and that was fine.

Here I am now, later in the week, turning up creative by managing my energies and listening to my thinking.

It is good and works for me. For others though, I know that this fluidity will cause challenge and so their system is fine. The big takeout, once you find a system to work with our own construct of effective, then stick with it (at times).

Enjoy this weeks reads.


But before then, I have been approached by a friend from Warwick University. There is an opening for new members of the coaching and career team – if interested, please click here for more information.


The Coach Zone
Webinar : The Use of Metaphor in Coaching
So what is a metaphor? A metaphor is a figure of speech that describes an object, idea, or situation by comparing it to something else with which it shares common characteristics, often to clarify a concept or make a point more vivid and memorable. In essence, a metaphor asserts that one thing is another in […]
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A Guided Meditation to Rest in the Flow of Effortlessness
We often go about our day in a state of urgency and striving, rushing from one item on our to-do list to the next. This guided practice is designed to help you reset so you can go about your day with more focus and ease.
International Coaching Federation
Why DEI and Leadership Coaching are Essential for Building an Inclusive Workplace
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) are crucial concepts in today’s workplace. As a leader, it’s essential to understand and apply leadership coaching to DEI, as it can help create a more inclusive and equitable workplace. DEI refers to the practice of creating an environment where all individuals, regardless of their background, feel welcomed and…
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I’m More Than My Anxious Thoughts—And So Are You
A lifelong high achiever, Melena Kiriaki was afraid she would lose her momentum if she wasn’t operating from a place of anxiety. Meditation showed her that she’s more than her fearful thoughts.

Co-Coaching – PROCRASTINATION – 19th APRIL 2023

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Your Development

Over the past 4 years, we have been running a cohort approach to supervision and development. For those that have attended, they have loved it, and have grown as coaches. Meeting regularly over a year, you explore and grow your coaching. Two opportunity exist.

1. For coaches just starting out – a new cohort will be forming

2. I am looking for 2 experienced coaches to join an already formed group starting in May 2023.


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How To Help Clients Struggling With Procrastination
As both a psychotherapist and a business performance coach, I have found that the best way to combat chronic procrastination and being mentally scattered—whether ADHD-related or not—is to go back to basics.
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At this point, we all know that habits worth having take time and effort and patience.
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Growing old gratefully. Yes, you read that right. Gratefully. Why on earth would I be grateful for getting older, less youthful, and more wrinkly with every passing year?? I hear you cry. Let me tell you why I’m trying hard …
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Life brings us many storms—real and metaphorical. And sometimes, nothing is where we left it when the storm passes. The good news is, we can weather the storms, with a little practice.
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