Having worked with imposter syndrome with some clients and having written an earlier blog post, I am really pleased that a short article on Imposter syndrome was published on the Open University OUNews site in response to Michelle Obama's disclosure of her own experience with imposter syndrome: https://ounews.co/arts-social-sciences/psychology/michelle-obama-and-imposter-syndrome-would-the-real-imposter-please-stand-up/ I was surprised by how many … Continue reading Michelle Obama and Imposter syndrome article published at the Open University
Coaching clients often focus on goals that are linked to money or that are themselves money goals. Particularly working with clients recently has made me want to write a little bit more about financial coaching and about coaching on money issues, with a focus on my own journey. My own money coaching journey First a … Continue reading Financial Coaching
One of the recent conversations about success I have had is that people are addicted to success. I thought to write about this, as it touches upon two of my interests: 1. Success and how that matters and happens, and 2. Addiction (as a life choice). I investigated this idea that success could be addictive … Continue reading Can people be addicted to success?
Here are a few of my clients giving their testimonials. "2016 has been a particularly challenging year for me personally and professionally, particularly as I have struggled to find new professional work after taking a redundancy and have been coping with family health issues in Australia. […] The sessions have been particularly good in allowing … Continue reading Testimonials
I came across this cool looking mapping site, which seems to have mind-maps for all kind of things. I found one on self-sabotage, which links to my recent post on the impostor syndrome. If you love mindmaps this is one to know about. Its quite a cool self-development theme. The maps are available for purchase, although … Continue reading Cool mindmapping site
Many people, if not most, have what psychologists call the impostor syndrome. The idea was developed by Pauline R. Clance and Suzanne A. Imes who studied it in high achieving women. Impostor syndrome (IS) is found in all groups of high achievers and is based on the fear that others might discover you are a fraud, … Continue reading Dealing with the inner impostor
I have been noticing articles appear in recent months suggesting there is a darker side to mindfulness based therapies. Most recently the newspapers are full of stories about this including this one in the guardian: http://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2016/jan/23/is-mindfulness-making-us-ill As with many newspaper articles the headline usually creates a distorted view of the topics, but at the same … Continue reading Mindfulness making people ill?
Saw this interesting video claiming to know your life purpose in 5 minutes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVsXO9brK7M Adam Leipzig says people who were happiest knew five things about their purpose: Who they were - What is your name? what they did - what do you love to do? who they did it for - Who do you serve? what those … Continue reading Finding your purpose
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?