The Three Levels of Listening

The Three Levels of Listening

  “Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.” ~Stephen R. Covey Years ago when I was training to be a ‘Don’ in my university residence, we were introduced to a concept called...
5 Reasons You Need a “Life-Coach”

5 Reasons You Need a “Life-Coach”

“You get a coach if you’ve looked at your life or business or sport etc. and said: “I want more out of this, but I think I need some help to do it…”” Let’s start this off with a caveat, no-one ‘needs’ a life-coach. Let’s be honest, you’re not going to die,...
How to feel better with Shinrinyoku (森林浴)

How to feel better with Shinrinyoku (森林浴)

“The babble of the brook melded in and out of the rustling leaves creating such a calm and refreshing space, it was just fantastic.”  Yesterday, I took my daughter for a walk in a local woodland. She is 17 months old and it was kind of a treat since...
Time Boxing

Time Boxing

There’s an interesting ‘law’ of time management that says something we all probably intuitively understand: “Work expands so as to fill the time available for it’s completion.”  ~Parkinson’s law. A bit formal, but basically, work is like a fluid and will fill whatever...
Future Focus

Future Focus

Recently, in my feedback from an observed coaching session, my observer coach noticed that my client didn’t appear to be thinking from the future and looking back. Their language was future tense, with lots of ‘…will be’ and talking about now being different to...