Navigating a Career Change: how to find your ‘why’ when you make a big change

We have all heard of the term ‘personal value proposition’ – essentially a few sentences used to describe yourself, your beliefs and values when interviewing for a new job. But have you thought about WHY you do what you do? Anyone who is familiar with the work of Simon Sinek and his ‘Golden Circle’ will understand Read More

What is a Leadership Coach?

Executive Coaching. Leadership Coaching. Organisational Coaching. Career Coaching. Life Coaching. What’s the difference? I am a Leadership Coach and my BTS Coach colleague Vaia Gounis recently wrote a great piece about Leadership Coaching. Vaia summarises the role of a leadership coach beautifully in these four paragraphs: When a leader has all the technical excellence, knowledge Read More

Are you a mindfulness skeptic?

I recently completed the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) program, which brings the principles of mindfulness meditation into everyday life. In the program we were introduced to practices that can be incorporated into daily life to help break cycles of anxiety, stress, unhappiness and exhaustion. Many people get confused between the two practices, but Read More

How to choose a coach

When people ask me what I do, I have an ‘elevator pitch’ that goes something like: I’m a coach. I work with people to achieve positive change in their lives – identifying what will make the biggest difference to their confidence, career, and/or wellbeing – or helping uncover their unique strengths and personal purpose so Read More

How to build a ‘good life’: a 75 year study of happiness

It’s the longest study of happiness every undertaken… for the past 75 years, Harvard’s Grant and Glueck study has tracked the physical and emotional well-being of 724 people*. In this short TED Talk by Robert Waldinger, current director of the study, the key finding is simple: the good life is built with good relationships. Good relationships Read More