Unrelenting standards?

A schema or life trap is a persistent pattern of thought and behaviour that is self-defeating and dysfunctional. The schema develops...

Reframing - an essential life skill

A young GP came to see a therapist because he was deeply depressed after the sudden death of his wife. He talked for much of the session...

Embrace your shadow

Iain McCormick, Partner, Executive Coaching Centre After many years of executive coaching I am still surprised by the fact that most of...

Has your career driver become your anchor?

Are you an accomplished professional who after many years of success is finding that that their career projectory is slowing or has come...

Reduce your worry

As an executive coach I am often asked by clients how they can better deal with worry. Many of my clients recognise that their worry is...

Dealing with Imposter Syndrome

Impostor syndrome is a pattern of thoughts and feeling where the person doubts his or her own ability and has a persistent fear of being...

Coaching in a hurry

What approach should you take if you are working with a team member, employee or client and you need to quickly help the person deal with...

The dangers of digital step counters

Photo credit: Bruno Nascimento. Many of us have enjoyed the opportunity to get out and do more walking and running during the COVID-19...

Finding Relief from Frustration

Photo credit: Tianshu Liu Despite the affirmations that many self-help books preach, life can be difficult and challenging with many...

Become a Statesman-Like Leader

A statesman is a respected leader in a given field. Perhaps more importantly they are often politicians who are unencumbered promoters...

Self Practice Self Reflection for Burnout

Many coaches see four or five clients a day for four or five days a week. The work requires endless concentration, empathy and compassion....