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August 15, 2017

The issue of skills is so often integral to most of the current national and more local headlines - be that Brexit, immigration, the NHS recruitment difficulties, poverty and/ or inequality. Although 'skills' rarely in and of itself makes the headlines. Aside from what...

August 15, 2017

"You've got to know when to hold 'em
Know when to fold 'em
Know when to walk away
And know when to run..."

Don Schlitz  (released by Kenny Rogers, 1978)

I've been thinking a lot lately about 'advice'. With my ongoing boat renovation project I am asking for a lot of...

August 8, 2017

I think of coaching as offering you 'heads-up navigation' to make change happen. Navigating is an activity I am regularly engaged in through both orienteering and sailing, as well as the more day-to-day of 'getting to places'. Spending time outdoors looking at and read...

August 8, 2017

A few weeks ago I met someone new, and so followed the inevitable conversation about what our respective jobs were. An interesting discussion emerged enabling me to share my passions on the whys, whats and wherefores of being a 'coach'. And then I was surprised to be a...

August 1, 2017

"Comfort zones are most often expanded through discomfort", Peter McWilliams

The language that we use to talk about learning and discovering new things matters.

This was brought home to me last week when I was talking to my colleague Sue about the work I have started on...

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This is a blog I wrote for Claire Bradshaw in June 2019 about why at Happen Together we use clean language.

At Happen Together we base our coaching and...

Clean language: directing your attention within the system to create sustainable change

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