I often work with individuals who struggle with OVER activities, and it’s usually part of the reason why they are seeking executive coaching. OVER-working, OVER-stressing, OVER-checking, and OVER-preparing to name just a few. Often these OVER activities follow a cyclical pattern of OVER-working (in some form) followed by OVER-indulgence. It’s frequently a hamster wheel pattern, not at all dissimilar to ‘yo-yo dieting’. (Image source: www.anecdotesandapples.com – a refreshing food blog and also a delicious recipe for making your own croissants)
When do you get that sinking feeling? Is it when you’ve made a great big whopping mistake? When you feel out of your depth and not sure of what you are doing? Or when you receive negative feedback? Read more about working with that sinking feeling to be the leader/team member/partner/parent/friend you want to be.
What do you want to become ‘more’ of? More patient, more confident, more assertive, more light-hearted? This article explores how we can identify the inner resources we need and want to develop, and the practical ways that we can ‘hardwire change’ in our minds. As I mentioned in my previous article, there is a growing body of research in the area of neuroplasticity that supports the idea that our talents, abilities and strengths are not fixed. We are all very quick to put ourselves (and others) into boxes which limit us. In fact, we all have the capacity to change, …
Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or a professional development goal, most of us struggle to find the motivation and persistence necessary for follow through and success. The good news is that research in the area of neuroplasticity is providing growing evidence for how to use everyday activities to develop the inner resources necessary for sustainable behaviour change.
Elite athletes have them, as do many successful CEOs. So you might think that coaching is only for those who have made it to the top in their chosen field. But many of these highly successful individuals worked with a coach to get to where they are today and they recognise the important contribution of coaching in their transformation and growth.