• Contemplating Career Change?

    Are you thinking about career change? A recent consumer poll from The Open University (OU) reveals two thirds of us will be searching for a new job this January and looking to give our careers an overhaul this year. The OU poll reports that there are a number of perceived barriers to taking that next step: Continue reading »

  • Forget Blue Monday – It’s not real

    What’s behind the media hype about Blue Monday which this year falls on 16th January?  According to some press it’s the most miserable day of the year. It occurs just as many of us are recovering physically and financially from the excesses of the festive season, struggling through short, dark, cold winter days, battling to stay dry Continue reading »

  • How to thrive in 2017 : Manage your energy, not your time.

    Stamina could be described as great physical or mental strength that allows you to continue doing something for a long time. This quality combined with resilience, the ability to recover from setbacks, adapt well to change, and keep going in the face of adversity are essential in these times of ambiguity and uncertainty. About 10 years Continue reading »

  • Ready to thrive in 2017?

    2016 was a very turbulent year full of both political and economic uncertainty.  It seems as though this uncertainty, change and ambiguity will continue in 2017 and may create additional pressures and stress in our professional and personal lives. This is the time to do all we can to take care of ourselves and ensure our teams, work colleagues Continue reading »

  • Life is not a treadmill

    Embrace change in your life. When I look back at my life I see that I never subscribed to a traditional path. It’s been a series of inner and external changes and adventures including moving companies and continents, ongoing study, personal development, exploration and reinvention. Along the way I’ve learned how to embrace change. Admittedly, often in Continue reading »

  • Thinking about career change?

    The summer is drawing to a close and you’re back at work. How are you feeling? Energised, engaged and motivated to be back at work? Or struggling to re-engage and already thinking there’s more to life. Hopefully you’re feeling happy in your career choice and achieving your goals, in which case congratulations are deserved. Taking stock Continue reading »

  • Life not working out as you hoped?

    Are you feeling stuck in a rut? Uncertain about your future? Will you choose to stay as you are? Or get help to create a better life? I’m an experienced and qualified coach and my passion is helping people make positive changes, achieve goals and live more rewarding lives?  I’ll provide an appropriate level of support Continue reading »

  • Executive Coaching. Why is it needed?

    Why do Senior Leaders need Executive Coaches? Do you wonder why many senior executives hire coaches to help them? If you do have questions, I recommend that you listen to Evan Davies on Radio 4’s The Bottom Line show. He talks with an Executive Coach (J. Bowman-Perks) and two very senior executives who each have Continue reading »

  • Fear of Public Speaking?

    Does the thought of speaking to a large audience evoke fear, start your heart pounding and make your palms sweat? Most leadership positions require some level of public speaking, either participating in meetings, giving presentations or speaking at conferences.  Leaders who are otherwise confident and knowledgeable can be affected, limiting career progression. The fear of public Continue reading »

  • Are you sitting in the cosy corner?

    Most people enjoy a cosy corner, at least for a short while.  You know,  that place where you are comfortable, doing the same things and maybe surrounded by agreeable people who like being there with you. It’s OK to enjoy being there occasionally, but feeling too comfortable for too long may be an indication that Continue reading »