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Why Do I Need to Pick Your Brain?

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How many times have you been asked by someone if they can meet you for a coffee and pick your brain about a business idea or issue? No doubt a few times in your business career. When you get asked this question, how does it make you feel? Valued or

How to fall in love (again) with your business dream

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If you were asked, “How did you fall in love with your business?", how would you respond? Are you in love with or do you love your business right now? Being in love with someone special in your life takes effort, commitment and time. Being in love with your business

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

Active life performance coaching brings clarity of thought

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Santosh Sagoo was at a life crossroad. She had recently left a 15-year role in a strategic management position and was looking for a new direction. Santosh was keen to explore life performance coaching from a different angle. “I’d attended one of Gail’s masterclasses, so I knew I could easily

Is the Northern Lights on your bucket list? What’s on your living list?

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On a recent trip to Iceland, my husband and I were blessed to witness an awe-inspiring life moment – the magnificent Northern Lights, in all their colourful glory. A truly thrilling and unforgettable experience. Mother Nature’s hypnotic performance of dance across a star-filled sky. Absolutely awesome. We live in an

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

Run: It’s a body and mind connection

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Voice over artist, Freelance Mum Networking Queen, Mum of 2 girls and keen runner, Faye Dicker, talks about who inspired her to run and how running helps to refresh her perspective in business. When did you start running and why? In 2000 I started running, after being inspired by my Dad, who

5 Ways to Boost your Self-Confidence

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How confident are you? Self-confidence is a hot topic of discussion, both on a personal and professional level. Many people say that with self-confidence you can achieve unlimited success, whereas without it you may plod along through life. Opinion differs according to you as an individual. Think about the people you

12 Ways to Beat Procrastination

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Let's face, you, me, we all procrastinate. When faced with a task, we often question, think and decide whether to do something or not. In business, procrastination is a hot topic. In some instances procrastination causes stagnation as a business owner fails to move in any direction. This can be

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