Confidence, resonance and shellac – how to communicate like a pro
March 6, 2019 at 7:48 pm
Confidence, resonance and shellac – how to communicate like a pro   My great passion is communication (after George Clooney obviously), and I’m always fascinated to see good and bad practice outside the corporate world which I can bring to the training room.   This month, I’ve come across great examples in unexpected places: on […]
Are you making the most from your money?… and what about tax?
March 5, 2019 at 2:57 pm
As a financial adviser, I always talk to my clients about tax, and to be honest, I often see their eyes glaze over. I know it’s not the sexiest topic in the world…….but this stuff really is important. If you are someone who wants to get the most from your money, it certainly pays to […]
Making career change a top priority
March 5, 2019 at 12:06 pm
It was during my coaching training, when my coach asked me “When will you stop giving all your energy to somebody else’s dream instead of yours?” that it clicked.  I had been dreaming about a career change for years, but I had not made it a priority in my life. Actually, I had!  I had […]
January 22, 2019 at 7:10 pm
I like to trust! It is a conscious choice I have made. I have decided I’d rather trust than be skeptical and overdo thinking. Taking inspiration from the bestselling spiritual author Gabrielle Bernstein, I see trust as leaning toward love instead of fear. The word trust has come more into my daily language in the past few […]
The greatest gift you can give this Christmas – a question!
December 18, 2018 at 7:59 pm
Last week I was with a group of 11 year olds in a ‘Communication Skills for Life’ workshop. We were focusing on a technique we call ‘Doing a Hairy Granny’. It’s a simple three part structure to empower children to have better conversations with adults (hairy or not) in response to those killer questions such […]
Enough of the school-yard vitriol – it’s time to grow up
November 1, 2018 at 7:58 pm
This month I want to rant. But I’m not going to. Because the thing I want to rant about is other people ranting. So that’s not going to work. Several things have happened recently to bring me to this point – all of them symptomatic of a deterioration in public discourse and therefore offensive to […]
Facing an empty nest
October 4, 2018 at 6:48 am
So your baby has gone! After the stress of the exams, the exhilaration of the summer holidays, the tension of results day and the flurry of activity since the university place was confirmed, your child has left for university…..How are you feeling? Unbearably sad and tearful? As though your purpose in life has been taken […]
Why Use a Solicitor?
October 3, 2018 at 7:57 am
There are lots of ways to obtain legal advice – why use a solicitor? Kim Peacock & Peacock & Co Solicitors in Wimbledon Village considers this further. When you need legal advice, do you need a solicitor? For your will: surely you can write it yourself; use an online service – ‘click here to make […]
That back to school feeling – for you
September 14, 2018 at 5:01 pm
The first week in September sees most of the UK’s children starting the new school year. For them, obviously, the new year, the new term, sometimes a brand new school, offers a chance for a new start, breaking bad, unhelpful habits from the past and a chance to forge relationships with new teachers and make […]
Don’t miss out on tax perks by Katherine Carroll – Partner at Peacock & Co Solicitors
September 6, 2018 at 12:36 pm
‘Nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes’ said Benjamin Franklin and indeed HMRC Inheritance Tax (IHT) receipts are at an all-time high, with over £5.3bn for the 2017/2018 year. You may think that IHT is only payable by the rich. However, with the tax threshold (nil rate band ‘NRB’) frozen since […]
Much ado about whales, Kylie the dolphin and introverts
September 2, 2018 at 2:16 pm
I’ve rarely been so excited to write a blog. That’s because I have two amazing things to share with you this month. One’s a book and one’s a sound. I’ve recently been lucky enough to go whale watching, to be in the right place at the right time to see an extraordinary number of humpbacks. Unforgettable […]
Is the real you hiding behind your LinkedIn profile?
July 19, 2018 at 11:05 am
When I changed the title of my LinkedIn profile from Consultant & Recruitment Manager to Career Change Coach, it resulted in quite a bit of anxiety.  A lot of anxiety, in fact.  You see, I had also added my energy healing training and practitioner experience. Yikes! EVERYONE I HAVE EVER WORKED WITH CAN NOW SEE […]