My daughter and I on a recent trip to Germany. Photo: Thomas Paul

Lets change some lives together…

Lots of people I talk to don’t know what it is I do as a coach, or who I can help. Can I clarify things for you, so you can help me spread the word? I’m a little nervous about it. I’m not a fan of marketing spiels (and I’m guessing you’re not either). It is important, … Continue reading Lets change some lives together…

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Travel can open the mind, and shrink the ego

I’m back at my desk, at home in Rotorua, and loving getting my brain going again. It’s been wonderful, and challenging at times, to have seven weeks in Europe, much of the time alone with my girl. The biggest challenges were days when my daughter recognised her introverted needs and demanded a day inside, away … Continue reading Travel can open the mind, and shrink the ego

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Focus on what’s important: train your mind – like a puppy!

Is your mind anything like mine? It feels like a constant battle to focus on what’s important, not get distracted by what’s interesting, and filter out the noise. How do you hold on to that precious mental focus to create more space in your day for what is important? Your email and news feed will always … Continue reading Focus on what’s important: train your mind – like a puppy!

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Introvert’s Guide to Making Networking Fun

Going to conferences as a student was exciting, but it was always tinged with fear at the thought of networking. It was easy to hang out with the other students, but we all knew we should be off talking to people and making connections. That was how you got ahead in science: make an impression, … Continue reading Introvert’s Guide to Making Networking Fun

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Enough is enough: Seven steps to get you out of overwhelm

Last year sucked. You felt like you were running on a treadmill you could never get off: Kids to get to school; work with its endless demands; food to prepare, washing to do, collapse into bed exhausted; wake up and repeat. You’ve lost yourself in there somewhere. But, hey, it’s a new year and tomorrow … Continue reading Enough is enough: Seven steps to get you out of overwhelm

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How’s that goal coming along?

Back in September I wrote a blog post about getting health and fitness habits to stick (read it here if you missed it). As I’ve been learning more about embedding new habits and changing old ones I’ve been testing the ideas out on myself. As I wrote in my last blog, my goal was to … Continue reading How’s that goal coming along?

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Can’t get good health and fitness habits to stick?

How many times have you started a new health and fitness routine and failed to stick to it? Maybe it was a New Year’s resolution to go to the gym regularly, or a decision to cut back on unhealthy eating. How did it feel when you failed? Not great? You may have even decided that its not for … Continue reading Can’t get good health and fitness habits to stick?

How to grow a five-year-old

There is so much interesting information around at the moment about our brain’s ability to change at all ages of life. As a mother of a five year old I’m trying to get my head around how best support my daughter to grow into a confident learner. I’ve just been listening to a podcast from … Continue reading How to grow a five-year-old