business strategy

Outdoor exercise and business coaching – the perfect combination

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Ashley Sandy was launching a new business as an outdoor fitness instructor, offering Nordic walking classes in Wiltshire. Gail’s outdoor coaching programme attracted her. It gave her the chance to discuss her new business plans and challenges with an experienced business coach, at the same time gaining the benefits of

Did you know that September is the NEW January?

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Really you say? But January is months away... In reality, as I write this post on September 5th, it is actually 17 weeks until January 1st 2017. As you consider the question I've posed, think about the season of autumn. What starts to happen in September? The children return to

7 Ways to Be Remarkable on Social Media

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Social media, it's all around us. It has become the preferred way to communicate and connect, in our personal and professional lives. Social media, it's like Marmite - do you love it or loathe it? Either way, it is vital as a business owner for you to embrace digital technology

How BOLD will you be in your business?

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Yesterday at the Woodborough Entrepreneurs group in Pewsey, Wiltshire I delivered an interactive presentation on the concept of being BOLD in business, with a key focus on my BOLD acronym: Belief Opportunity Lead; and Dare. To take BOLD steps in business you need to: Believe in yourself, your talents and

Blending is the New Work/Life Trend

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Work/life balance is a popular and clichéd term used to describe what you can aspire to achieve in your life. However, I believe that in our fast-paced and daily-changing world, this term has lost its place. Instead there is a new word on the block - blending. Why? Because is

Remember, remember to ignite your business flame in November

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I’d like to ask you: What will it take to rekindle the flame in your business, right now? Having been given the nickname 'firestarter' by one of my clients, I love to set minds on fire. Working with a group of business women, I did just that. An explosive idea,

Running with a business coach is pure psychology

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Fitness, fashion & food brand and content consultant, Michaela Deasy-Smith, shares her thoughts on why she loves to exercise out her thoughts. When did you start running and why? In 2007 my husband and I chose running as an activity to share time together. Encouraged by him, I started doing

Why you must have an Accountability Buddy

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To help you stay on track as you work toward achieving your life, career or business goals. When someone holds you accountable for your actions, you are more inclined to make sure you meet the expectation. In a way you feel compelled to not let yourself or that person down.

What is your moonshot?

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It was an honour to be asked to present at and be part of an International Women’s Day event in Bristol on Tuesday 10th March, hosted by Faye Dicker and Freelance Mum. Along with my two fellow presenters we were given the fantastic theme of Brave, Bold and Bonkers. Tasked

Why build a legacy?

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How will you be remembered? Today I attended the funeral of a friend. As I listened to the heartfelt stories being shared about my friend and his life, it made me think about the vital importance of creating a legacy. Friends and loved ones painted a picture for us all