What is Resilience?

I don’t know about you, but when I was growing up, no one told me that life would be easy. And it certainly isn’t! Life is full of challenges both big and small, and every day we seem to come up with new challenges to deal with.  It can feel never ending, can’t it? Those…

Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

Do you practice gratitude, are you regularly grateful for the things you have and what people do for you? We can often take things for granted and only appreciate them when they are gone. For example if we break a bone we suddenly appreciate how fortunate we are when we are able to move easily,…

Yoga: the quick-fix stress relief we’ve all been looking for?

Does anybody notice the calm and contented feeling we get after a good old yoga session? Ever wondered what the reason behind this is? It goes without saying that the tasks and challenges of everyday life can prove a little bit stressful. In fact, it has been found that almost half a million people in…

Sport and Business – Matching Mindsets

As someone who is passionate about gender equality, I was really looking forward to the ‘This Girl Can’ event at Derby’s 3aaa County Cricket Ground. Sally Gunnell OBE was the keynote speaker for this event and she shared with us that, she believes, that on the day she won her Olympic Gold Medal it was…

Resilience

Resilience is a person’s ability to cope with adversity and stress. Everyone experiences setbacks and challenges from time to time. Sometimes, they’re hard to cope with. The ability to recover from setbacks and adapt to change is an essential skill within life, your career and your business. You need to have the right mind-set to…

Getting MindFit with mindfulness

Do you wrestle with your thoughts as you lie in bed at night? You’re desperately trying to get to sleep but you can’t seem to quieten your mind, and then you start worrying about how tired you’re going to be in the morning! So much of our lives is taken up with stress and exhaustion…

MindFit For Meetings

Let’s talk about meetings. You might think that’s a boring thing to be blogging about but I actually find them fascinating! It is possible to have a fun and creative meeting that actually produces results but you have to know how to manage them effectively. How many times have you sat in a meeting, knowing…

Team Coaching

  Coaching a team is very different to coaching a group or an individual What is a team? A team is a small number of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common purpose, performance, goals, and approach for which they hold themselves mutually accountable.(Katzenbach 1993) Behaviours that may suggest your team is…

Goal Setting

Goal Setting can help with: Deciding what you want to achieve in you life Separating what’s important from what’s irrelevant Getting motivated Building self-confidence based on successful achievement of goals For Effective Goal setting use the GROW Model (a coaching tool originally identified by Sir John Whitmore)