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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

Running outdoors free from distraction unearths great ideas for business

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Wellness coach, Mum of 3 and charity runner, Claire Dore, shares why running outdoors, distraction free, gives her access to her best business ideas. When did you start running and why? Back in 2012, after having children, I wanted to get fit. With short bursts of time available, between school runs, parenting

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

How Not to Present in 6 Steps

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We’ve all been to presentations, some good, and some bad. Which ones do you remember more than others – the good or the bad? What is it that remains clearly in your mind either way? Was it the presenter, the ‘story’ told, or how it was presented? Getting a presentation

Running is about improving personal performance in life and business

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Chartered accountant, self-confessed triathlon junkie, athletics coach and charity runner, Della Hudson, of Hudson Accountants in Bristol, shares her thoughts on why her running time is thinking time to help her perform better. When did you start running and why? In 2012 I started running again after a long absence

Running and business go hand in hand

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Here is the next post in my series about business owners who run and why they do. Meet Andy Sears, Director of the award-winning butcher's shop, Andrews Quality Meats Ltd in Highworth, Wiltshire  www.andrewsqualitymeatsltd.co.uk @HomeofAndrews When did you start running and why? About five years ago. It sounds a bit

Keep Improving my Performance

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This is the first post in a series of interviews I’m hosting, with the focus being on business owners who run and why they do. Meet Lesley Waldron, co-owner of Fit 4 Tots in Bristol http://www.fit4tots.com/ @Fit4Tots When did you start running and why? In my mid- twenties I was

How confident are you in business?

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On a scale of 1:10 where would you measure yourself currently, in terms of (a) confidence in yourself and (b) confidence in your business? Are you close to 10 in both, or have you scored yourself between 5 and 7? Being confident in yourself and demonstrating confidence when speaking about