July 9th, 2019
The impact of school strikes for climate action, a school leaver’s reflection.
Our June Women in Sustainability network meeting in Oxford took ‘Inspiration and Hope in the face of climate crisis’ as a theme. I invited school leaver Grace Bagnall-Oakeley to attend and write down her thoughts and this is what she wrote. The impact of the youth climate strikes Many people... Read More
January 10th, 2019
Teams, love them? or hate them?
Personally I love working with teams, but I also know it can be difficult to be part of a manage... Read More
January 1st, 2019
Are you ready to set your One Goal for 2019? I’ve set mine!
I’ve set my goal and I did it by answering 4 questions. Maybe as you read my answers, you can... Read More
December 28th, 2018
How your team can be outstanding in 2019
Could 2019 be the year your team achieve even more than it did in 2018? Could you have less stress... Read More
December 17th, 2018
What, no Christmas Party? Just because you’re self-employed….
Only a certain type of person makes a go of being self-employed. The people I work with are highly qualified... Read More
December 7th, 2018
Is this you? Do you love your job?
You’ve got the job that you want, you get up in the morning positive. You’re good at what you do.... Read More
November 30th, 2018
Is there someone at work who you wish would leave?
No-one expects to be best mates with everyone, but sometimes there’s someone that you just struggle with. It could be... Read More
November 16th, 2018
How to be relaxed even in a high stress job! Why self-help books are not the answer.
Emma (not her real name) spent Wednesday in responsive mode. Well, to tell the truth, she’d probably spent most of... Read More
November 9th, 2018
3 questions to ask yourself when you’re snowed under at work
Are you like most people when you reach the point of overwhelm? Do you do one of these two things?... Read More
November 2nd, 2018
Do you have too much work or are you making too much work for yourself?
I used to know a manager, let’s call him Bob, who people would criticise behind his back for spending far... Read More
October 26th, 2018
How can you relieve the pressure if you’re overwhelmed at work? Would zooming out work for you?
Saying ‘no’ to new demands is one way to reduce the pressure and stalling for time by saying ‘let me... Read More
October 19th, 2018
Why saying ‘no’ is not as easy as people make out and how to change that.
Has anyone ever told you that saying ‘no’ more would solve your overwhelm issue? Here’s a strategy for how to... Read More
October 3rd, 2018
What’s the difference between overwork and commitment to the cause?
When the workload increases, you work harder – so far so good, but what if the workload keeps... Read More
July 20th, 2018
Climate Change – Mitigation or Adaptation?
Years ago I shunned adaptation. I saw a great job advertised, I had all the skills and experience, it... Read More
June 5th, 2018
Who or what is following you home?
Some of my clients are really not sure where to start when they come for coaching. They’ve had some priorities... Read More
May 29th, 2018
There’s challenge and then there’s being stretched to breaking point; do you know the difference?
Are your thoughts destroying your peace of mind? It’s Monday in the office, you’ve got a million emails, an important... Read More
May 14th, 2018
There’s a problem with your business that you may not even know about.
Your business can achieve more than it does already. It’s easy to think that as you and all your... Read More
May 2nd, 2018
4 reasons you may be unhappy at work, and how to fix them
I meet a lot of people who are unhappy with their work situation but when I ask them what... Read More
April 16th, 2018
Find out why this successful, happy senior manager needed a coach.
It’s always interesting to see who opts for coaching and who doesn’t. Let me tell you about Sam (not his... Read More
April 3rd, 2018
De-stress your return to work
You’re back at your desk and despite your best efforts to clear everything before your break it feels like you... Read More
March 29th, 2018
3 Ways to Make the Best of your Break
You’ve been working hard, maybe extra hard as you know you’ve got a long weekend, maybe longer, away from work... Read More
March 13th, 2018
The Myth about hard work – that you probably still believe
Are you someone who works really hard? Well, hard work gets results. Is that what you believe? Or is it... Read More
February 8th, 2018
Connections How important are connections? We’ve all heard ‘no man is an island’ but sometimes we act as if that... Read More
January 26th, 2018
Did you know that members of your team are covering up their mistakes?
The chances are that members of your team are not owning up to the mistakes they make. Why don’t... Read More
December 18th, 2017
5 ways to exceed your expectations in your Sustainable career in 2018
If the short, dark, cold days are getting you down, it can be tempting just to ‘wait for Spring’ for... Read More
November 23rd, 2017
What happened to your motivation?
Why is working in Sustainability sometimes such a drag? I wonder what you were expecting when you started your career... Read More
October 25th, 2017
Don’t talk to me about work life balance, I work in Sustainability!
Everyone’s got a view about ‘work life balance’, personally I don’t like the term as it seems to imply... Read More
October 16th, 2017
The great thing about my job in Sustainability is….
The great thing about my job in sustainability is …….the amount of influence I can have. I can have an... Read More
September 26th, 2017
What’s not to like about being a Sustainability Consultant?
Sustainability consultants – have they just swapped the frying pan for the fire? Working in sustainability is tough at the... Read More
August 17th, 2017
What do Sustainability Professionals Really want?
What do you as a Sustainability professional REALLY want? And has it changed? Have you lost your mojo? So you... Read More
July 24th, 2017
Who sets the values for the sustainability team?
There was a time, maybe long ago, maybe more recent, when the CEO and senior managers decided on the values... Read More
June 26th, 2017
People who work in Sustainability are special
There’s a special kind of person who works in the Sustainability sector but does that mean there are special... Read More
September 15th, 2016
How would it be to understand yourself and your colleagues better?
Knowing how you prefer to work can be really helpful. You can work to your strengths and watch out for... Read More
September 18th, 2015
What if that annoying colleague stopped being annoying?
We’ve all been there. We may not have actually taken out our anger on the person but we’ve wished to.... Read More
September 1st, 2015
Making a new start? – ‘begin the song exactly where you are’
So it’s September, not the beginning of the year but somehow, having started a new school year in September right... Read More
July 10th, 2015
Did you like the t-shirt Amelie Mauresmo wore for Andy Murray’s semi-final game?
Amelie Mauresmo sported a t-shirt with the slogan ‘Make Your Own Luck’ for Andy Murray’s big game at Wimbledon. But... Read More
May 1st, 2015
A new study finds that a third of workers would consider leaving their job due to poor well-being.This infographic sheds more light on why.
https://www.2degreesnetwork.com/groups/2degrees-community/resources/this-infographic-breaks-down-business-impact-workplace-well-being/ Reading research like this reminds me why I got into coaching. Coaching starts off with being about the success... Read More