Alchemy of Coaching

These words from Oriah’s “the invitation” always resonate with me: “I want to know if you can sit with pain, mine or your own, without moving to hide it, or fade it or fix it.” http://www.oriahmountaindreamer.com/ And this is the basis for all healing. It is within the moment following important words being spoken, that […]

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Choosing Career Change:

I am not one to engage happily with the consumer-society we have created. It is possible to hoard however without spending any cash at all. Are you holding onto clothes that, even if you did return to a size ten, you probably wouldn’t wear now anyhow? You may have outgrown them in your persona too. […]

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Make Hay Whilst the Sun Shines….

Whilst I make every effort to ensure that my blog and my practise are professional and protected by the appropriate codes of practise, protocols and contracts, I find there is one exception. When the sun shines, as brightly as it is now, in this glorious Indian summer we have been blessed with, everything administrative can […]

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Evidence Gathering:

What if we believed we could choose our mindset? It is possible to look at just about any situation, or any individual, in a multitude of different ways. Then we evidence-gather to ‘prove’ this to ourselves.  Sometimes it is preferable to feel ‘safe’ and ‘right’, even if we neither like the conclusion we reach, and […]

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Rebecca Hartnell, Career Coach, Bristol

The Power is in the Pause

We do not hear ourselves, or our own needs and desires, for a variety of reasons. One of the reasons is practical. Most of us are very busy, juggling work and home and family and friends and community and it seems there is little time to set aside for ourselves. On a deeper level however […]

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Rebecca Hartnell, Career Coach, Bristol

Agility

Few professionals would admit that sneaking off for a snooze mid afternoon constitutes ‘agility’. Call it a ‘power nap’ however and you’re in a different realm. When one is early to rise AND late to usher the last client out through the door, you have to make the most of opportunities as they present themselves. […]

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Rebecca Hartnell, Career Coach, Bristol

The Secret to Surviving Mid Week Blues

We are cyclical beings we humans. We have biorhythms & social commitment rhythms, sleep rhythms and Luna ones too. The mid week blues, our social rhythms, can make Wednesday a challenge. Whether we entered our week fresh or frazzled from our weekend endeavours, by mid week, the excitement has worn off. The project might not […]

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Rebecca Hartnell, Career Coach, Bristol

Responding to a ‘Let Down’

I am intrigued observing my reaction to a cancelled meeting. Not only did it have business potential, but I also wished to see the colleague concerned as we have much to catch up on. There’s a series of emotions that surface in response to this kind of event. What I am enjoying is that the process […]

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Rebecca Hartnell, Career Coach, Bristol

How to Face a Challenge:

Firstly, prepare. I cannot emphasise this aspect more. If you are an anxious-avoidant personality then MAKE yourself face the oncoming challenge. Be it an interview, a exam counting towards your CPD or putting a business start-up proposal to the bank, prepare!  In this digital age it is easy to discover the answers that you will […]

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