Business coaching is not business rescue

Very often, when business owners or entrepreneurs seek out my ‘advice’ or want to be coached, it’s already too late. It’s a common trend. They have their head in their hands and tell me that now is the time they’re ready to listen. Of course, there are ways a coach...

Meet the entrepreneur 8: Managing emotions

Emotions are what colour our lives. They are the what give experiences meaning and memorability. The one thing that entrepreneurs are renowned for is their passion – and emotion! Entrepreneurs tend to be colourful in both a good and a bad way.  “Success is...

Emotionally intelligent self management

To show you a graph proving how managing your emotions impacts positively on your career and life is probably a waste of time. Not because the data isn’t valid, but rather because it is only in the experiential management of your emotions that you can actually start...

Make your emotions work for you at work

Every cowboy sings his sad, sad song Bret Michaels One of the greatest misconceptions of modern times is the belief that ‘happy workers are productive workers’.  As much as there is evidence to back this up, there is just as much evidence to disprove it. Our emotions...

Work-life balance and optimising support

We’ve heard it said before: “No-one lies on their deathbed and wishes that they’d spent more time at the office.” The irony is that this is often said to those who desperately need to hear it, but although most of us would agree with the sentiment, there is frequently...