The story of Jeremy, a baby gull & life coach

Jeremy fell from his nest when he was two days old, finding himself with a broken leg in a busy street filled with humans. Rescue facilities were not interested in taking in a baby gull, they said there were just too many of them. So, little Jeremy, a European herring gull, a Larus argentatus, grew…

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The HOURGLASS model for one-to-one meetings

THE PROCESS: Start with humane interest in the person, and establish a cooperative connection based on esteem and respect. Develop the topic of the meeting by focusing on self-actualisation and potential. Encourage interest in the topic by suggesting some reading and research, or a course. Form a team of two or more people for theme…

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ONGOING LEARNING, A MULTIFACETED ORGANISATIONAL TOOL

We are accustomed to considering ongoing learning as part of the organisational learning and development process but, actually, it presents many more aspects, which can make it an effective engagement tool. As a Coach my job is to encourage the Coachee to reflect on a topic of interest from various perspectives to identify the most…

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Malcolm Knowles’ Adult Learning Theory (Andragogy)

Malcolm Knowles’ learner-centred theory of andragogy is based on two main points, namely the preference adults have for experiential learning and the motivation that underpins their learning process. It turns instructors into facilitators by shifting the approach from “educating people” to “helping them learn” (Knowles 1950). Self-direction and accountability are key concepts of this process.…

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MSc Human Resource Management online – An inspiring experience

Why I chose the MSc Human Resource Management course Note this was a guest blog and was originally posted here. I come from a background of nutritional therapeutics centred on people and well-being. I have also worked several years as a freelance medical translator (Italian – English) interacting with agencies and organisations daily. The next…

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Bespoke Business Coaching For Your Workforce

The way organisations, companies and businesses work has changed significantly since the pandemic began in 2019. By default people’s way of working has changed too with positive as well as negative outcomes for both staff and employers. As we move towards ‘a new normal’ the workplace is going to look very different. How can I…

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Life Coaching

Life coaching is a journey of discovery of our amazing potential, of the resources we possess to face life’s challenges. We have the solutions to our problems within us, and if we cannot change external situations, we have the power to adjust our outlook to make the most of our circumstances. Life coaching is neither…

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Free Radicals, Stress and Low Mood

Stress and depression cause increased production of free radicals, which are incomplete molecules like the pieces of a jigsaw that need to be fitted to another piece to become complete. Free radicals seek their missing part in the membranes and tissues of our body in an attempt to become complete (Yoshikawa and Naito, 2002). But…

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Menopause – Nutritional and Lifestyle Tips

Menopause is a daunting word we associate with hot flashes, mood swings and discomfort.  But we can adopt some nutritional and lifestyle adjustments to easily navigate this transition period. We need:  Serotonin, Phytoestrogens, Calcium,  Vitamins C and E,  Sleep and a few lifestyle adjustments. Let’s start with serotonin. Recent studies report that hot flashes can be…

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