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I was talking to another coach a couple of weeks ago when he asked me what my favourite coaching tool was.  Coaches often talk about this as we have loads of tricks and techniques at our disposal and like to share knowledge, but this was such an easy question to answer. I said it was doing...   [Read more]

The post How understanding your ancestral memory can help you be happier and more confident. appeared first on Alquimia Coaching and Development.

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One of my most popular talks! We all need to give ourselves a confidence booster from time to time.  Before an interview, a sales meeting or a difficult conversation the nerves can easily kick in. Here are my 3 top tips for giving yourself instant confidence. They work any time, any place, anywhere.   This...   [Read more]

The post Need a confidence booster? 3 quick and easy ways to feel more confident. appeared first on Alquimia Coaching and Development.

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How many of these do you have? Decent GCSEs, A levels, BA, BSc, LLB, PhD, MA, MSc, FCMA, ACCA, FCA, FRS or any other academic qualification. Certificates for swimming a length, winning the U15 school tennis tournament or something similar; trophies, medals, of any sort; any coloured belt in karate, judo, kick-boxing or any martial...   [Read more]

The post Boost your self-belief by using what you’ve already got appeared first on Alquimia Coaching and Development.

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A little while ago, I did some research on confidence. There was a recurring theme which amounted to ‘logically, I know I’m good but somehow I just can’t quite believe it’. I got really interested in this disconnect. Every week I see clients who are amazing – competent, intelligent, juggling home and work brilliantly. They...   [Read more]

The post Did I really do that? What to do when you know you’re good but can’t quite believe it. appeared first on Alquimia Coaching and Development.

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Ever had something not turn out quite the way you planned it? A referendum or an election perhaps? Maybe a new recipe that looked delicious in the magazine but gave everyone a bad tum, or a different holiday destination that sounded lovely and relaxing but led to two weeks of boredom and arguments? Sometimes a...   [Read more]

The post 5 steps to banishing blowback from your life appeared first on Alquimia Coaching and Development.

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I bet you often find yourself settling for something you don’t quite want or like. Sometimes it will be something unimportant, maybe you’ll go along with having dinner at a restaurant you’re not keen on, or seeing a film you don’t really fancy.  Other times it will be big and serious, life affecting even – to...   [Read more]

The post Do me a favour – stop settling and just say what you want! appeared first on Alquimia Coaching and Development.

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A few years ago my husband went into hospital for a straightforward procedure that we expected to be done in a day. Instead, it uncovered a serious health problem and he was kept in hospital until they could do a major operation that saved his life. In the hospital, everything seemed chaotic and random, and...   [Read more]

The post Why sometimes you just have to stop fighting. appeared first on Alquimia Coaching and Development.

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In last month’s blog, which was about something completely different,  I mentioned my earliest memory of catastrophising something.  When I was 8 I was out shopping with my aunt and somehow accidentally stood on the Liverpool goalkeeper’s toe.  He pretended to be injured and, unaware of the joke, I suddenly became convinced that Liverpool would not...   [Read more]

The post 4 ways to stop catastrophizing, immediately appeared first on Alquimia Coaching and Development.

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