Came across this story I first read when I was reading 7 habits: A battleship had been at sea on its routine manoeuvres under heavy weathers for days. The captain, who was worried about the deteriorating weather conditions, stayed on the bridge to keep an eye on all activities. One night, the lookout on the … Continue reading Stories about the expectation reality gap
People often get stuck with goals they want to pursue, undecided or unsure how they are going to meet them. Often they have an inner voice telling them that they cannot succeed or give themselves reasons for why not to progress. Although many people have supportive family and friends, sometimes this can be unhelpful in working … Continue reading What is coaching?
My name is Volker Patent, and I am a chartered psychologist and a qualified life coach. I am based in the UK in Bedfordshire. I have worked in areas of self-development in academic, vocational and personal settings for many years and so have extensive experience of helping others achieve their goals, including my own. As … Continue reading Who I am