Something on the nature of Motivation and Commitment..

Have you ever felt totally present, alive, energised and in flow at work? What does it take to get into that higher state of being and performance? It’s something in my coaching practice that occupies a lot of my clients who present as tired, sometimes burnt out, often lost in the system and struggling to…

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7 Marathons in 7 Days 2016

We’re off!  Walking coast to coast from St Bees in Cumbria to Robin Hoods Bay, North Yorkshire.  300km over 7 consecutive days.   We’d love you to follow our progress live, using the following link https://track.gs/Jj1q8L Any donations to Crossroads Retreats, our chosen charity, can be made here https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/7marathons7days

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Reducing the performance lag after major change.

Over the last 5 years I’ve been involved in many change programmes; Restructures, new business systems, new management teams, new facility start ups. I can honestly say that leaders in every case have the best intentions for their business and for their employees.  The best change programmes I’ve worked in have balanced the needs of the business with…

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What to look for in a great coach…

  Good and bad coaching abounds.  How do we sift through the plethora of offerings to find that most valuable of performance enhancing relationships? There are many coaches in the world offering a huge variety of frameworks, 12 step plans, methodologies and ideologies.  As in any population there are exceptional coaches out there (I’ve met…

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What are the proven benefits of new and unexpected experiences?

For more than 10 years now my leadership development practice has continued to evolve as I strive to deliver strong performance outcomes for my customers. Through this process, many themes have emerged about excellence and best practice, not least when we consider the power of taking people away from their day job and immersing them in…

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7 marathons in 7 days: An auspicious start

Friday 4th September 18:30. Some poor soul had brought the central borderlands train network of England and Wales to a standstill by flinging themselves in front of a train at Shrewsbury.  We trundled through Wales at snails pace and missed out on our connection in Newport. The taxi driver rubbed his hands with glee as we…

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7 marathons in 7 days itinerary

Our hardcore 7 marathons in 7 days is about to start. Richard and I are busying ourselves with final preparations, weather reports, admin and food lists.  It’s surprising just how much we have to consider alongside the training to put ourselves in the best position to complete this challenge.  . We’ve had FANTASTIC support so…

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Getting fitter in your forties using comfort stretch panic

What sort of thoughts can help us get active by thinking about just becoming fitter? . My good friend Rich and I have just completed our fourth week of hard training in our quest to be ready for a 277km in 7 days assault on Offa’s Dyke by foot this September.  Training has so far built up…

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What happens at Discover Me?

People regularly ask us “what happens on a Discover Me course?’ the answer is a little difficult to quantify as each one can be so very different. We realised some time ago that creating a vanilla programme that “personality typed” or put people into boxes served very little purpose other than to re-enforce the habits…

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META WHAT?

Ever wondered what motivates and moves people to complete a task or make changes in their lives? Ever been amazed when two people in the same room, experiencing similar inputs react in completely opposite ways?  how does that happen? This is the realm of the metaprogram.  The term in NLP that signifies overarching preferences to…

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