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This is a space where I share ideas, thoughts and practical strategies for individuals and organisations to take a bit more control of their happiness, health and wealth. Some concepts are novel, whilst others have been around for centuries, I just package them for our modern attention-sapping society.

Occasionally guest writers will contribute their content so I can share ideas through a different lens.  I hope you enjoy the blog.

“Follow your Passion”-maybe not if you want a fulfilling career guest blogs happiness health

Jobs are no longer just for paying the bills. Today, people want work that is meaningful and enjoyable. This has led to the advice to “follow your passion”: the idea that we must identify our greatest interest and pursue this as a career in order to find happiness and fulfilment.


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5 Simple Ways to Add Self Care This Week guest blogs happiness health

If you’re like me, you’re in the middle of your second decade as a performance practitioner and if there’s one thing that I’ve take away from that time, it’s that my own mental well-being is vital to my own long-term health, as well as the ability to maintain this...

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Five ways to deal with burnout using lessons from elite sport guest blogs health

It is estimated that burnout costs the global economy £255 billion a year. Burnout tends to happen as a result of long-term stress in a situation or job that, for whatever reason, you’re highly committed to. So the more you care about your work, the more likely you are to experience...

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How concussion can lead to clarity guest blogs happiness health

They say things come in threes!

A toddler trapped locked in a car, a car key lost on a trail run and a bike accident.

A warm week in June 2020 saw: a work colleague’s toddler lock himself in the car (he enjoyed the fire engine that came to free him), another work colleague losing her car...

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How do I stop imposter syndrome…? guest blogs happiness health

When you feel like a fraud, keep doubting your abilities and feel inadequate despite your experience and success, it’s likely you experience something called imposter syndrome. 

As a human, it’s unpleasant to feel that you aren’t worth it, or that you’re...

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4 Strategies for Organisations to Promote Coach Well-being guest blogs happiness wealth

Most stress management techniques and mental wellness initiatives place the emphasis on the individual to look after themselves, but no-one lives in a social or cultural vacuum. Emotions and behaviours often spread through emotional contagion; how one person in a particular environment feels...

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Thinking Small About Stress and Burnout guest blogs

We’re constantly told to think big.

We’re told we need to dare to dream big, shoot for the moon, all that cheesy, Hallmark, straight to DVD, Channel-5 afternoon matinee stuff. It’s a message we’ve been given since we were all kids.  

The problem is, we’re...

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Can’t Stop Thinking About Work? How to Detach And Be Present guest blogs happiness health wealth

One of the major struggles of the coaches I work with is that they can’t be present. They’re always thinking about what’s next, whether that’s career progression, qualifications of CPD, the stages of season, or Olympic cycle they’re in. This leads them to being stuck...

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Coaching Under Pressure: Part Two guest blogs happiness health wealth

Coaching can be stressful. While coaching manuals often talk about the different roles that coaches take on, this doesn’t really cover the complexity of the coaching role. At the end of the day, coaches are performers1.

They perform in very different ways to their athletes, but they...

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Coaching Under Pressure: Part One – What Exactly is Stress? guest blogs happiness health

Twitter is great. I mean, at first I thought it was an outlet for the self-indulgent, a way for people to let strangers know what they had for breakfast, or that they were annoyed at something on the TV. I kinda still think that’s what it is, but I’ve also started to realise how...

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Burnout, What is it? guest blogs happiness health wealth

I’m currently on the Thrive course run by Josh Fletcher and Dr Peter Olusoga. The course focuses on how to prevent burnout and create a sustainable coaching career.

The first thing that stood out to me from this course, was gaining a better understanding of what burnout is.


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