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How to get rid of negative mind chatter

By |July 21st, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Negative mind chatter affects every single human being from Olympic Athletes, Astronauts to you and me.  It influences your mood, hampers your ability to concentrate, has a negative impact on your behaviour and can make you angry and unhappy.  It’s a fault in the human wiring system.  Did you know that 90% of our daily thoughts are ones we’ve had before and 80% of these are negative? “Everyone else is [...]

How Joe kickstarted his health and wellbeing journey – 3 Stone in 12 weeks!

By |July 14th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Joe is a ground works construction engineer whose hours are unsociable and long, working around the country.  He told me that when he looked in the mirror or at photographs of himself he simply pushed the unhappy feelings about his weight to the back of his mind.  Subconsciously he knew he couldn’t go on looking and feeling the way he did, but he just didn’t have the motivation to give himself [...]

Determination is the key to accomplish your goal – read Deb’s story

By |July 7th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Real determination means refusing to give up then things get hard.  How many times have you thought to yourself “I’m determined to lose weight” or “I’m determined to change something in my life” and then never seen it through?  Take a moment to think about a time when you were determined to do something.  Did you achieve it?  If not, why?  What made you give up?  Accomplishing goals and dreams [...]

Personal standards, why it’s important to have them.

By |June 30th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Personal standards are a set of behaviours that we choose for ourselves.  They are reflected in how we treat ourselves and how we treat others.  If we have high personal standards we will always expect to be treated with the highest regard.  If they are low we will accept things for how they are and may even allow others to walk all over us. Always set high personal and professional [...]

The menopause and supporting women through it

By |June 16th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Firstly, I want to say how proud I am of my wife for letting me publish this blog.  It’s an extremely personal story, which has taken great courage to share. The menopause will affect every woman and yet it’s still a subject that many don’t discuss.  This is one of the main reasons Nicky decided to let me share our experience with the menopause, over the last 18 months.  She [...]

Stuck, stagnant or bored in life?

By |June 9th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Even if your life looks perfect on paper, it’s easy to be secretly bored with it.  It’s quite common to create a life that looks good on the outside and try to be what other people want, or expect you to be.  However, admitting to yourself that you’re bored or that something isn’t working means making changes.  It means accepting responsibility.  Most people don’t like change, so would rather stay [...]

The importance of owning your mistakes

By |June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Everyone makes mistakes and poor choices.  Absolutely everybody.  You’re lying if you say you’ve never made a mistake.  Making mistakes are an essential part of life and I think a key factor to success in your personal and professional life.  Sometimes failure will happen because of your own mistakes, sometimes because of others.  Regardless of the reason why something failed, it’s important that you own the problem and acknowledge your [...]

Ways to improve your mental health

By |May 19th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

This week has been Mental Health Awareness, focussing on Body Image.  A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog on Body Image (here), so this week I thought I would share some of the methods that I use to improve my personal Mental Health.  Everyone, no matter who they are, will experience tough times at some point in their life.  Fact.  I went through a difficult time a few years ago, [...]

Start your day with a positive mindset

By |May 5th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Having a positive mindset is key from the moment you wake up.  The way you start your day sets the tone for the whole day.  If you want a happy and positive mindset, you need to have a happy and positive start to that day.  You have 2 options from the moment you open your eyes; you can either jump out of bed and make the best of your day [...]

How a healthy body image has improved Carl’s life

By |April 28th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Body image can be a major contributor to your overall happiness in life.  How you view yourself has a direct bearing on your confidence and self-esteem.  Confidence and health go hand in hand.  They feed off each other.  Having a healthy body image means that you feel good about yourself and will have the confidence to try new things.  A healthy body image is crucial to self-confidence, self-acceptance and self-worth. [...]

Overcoming pride and self ego – my client’s journey

By |April 14th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

I’ve recently completed a 12 week Life Coaching programme with a client, identifying what's stopping him from taking his career to the next level.  We also worked together to create a better work/life balance for him.  My client admitted that he’s been putting things off for years and not being honest with himself.   He felt that as a man, he should be a strong leader and show no weakness, [...]

SMART Goals and how to set them

By |April 7th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Goals are part of every single aspect of life: what you want to achieve at work, your relationships, even the way you use your free time.  A goal can be anything that you set for yourself and work hard to achieve.  The SMART (Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, Time Bound) method is one of the most effective tools to help you achieve your goals, whether they are short or long term.  [...]

How to stay motivated through the seasonal change

By |March 31st, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

For those of us who live in the northern hemisphere, the seasonal change has started and springtime has arrived.  You can’t beat that feeling when you wake up, the birds are singing, the light is streaming through the curtains and you realise it’s still only 0700!  The seasonal change tends to give your motivation a kick start, getting rid of the lethargic feeling that winter gives you.  Push bikes are [...]

Are you living a full life or are you just existing?

By |March 24th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Do you feel as if you are living a full life?  Do you jump out of bed excited every single day?  Are you looking forward to something special?  Are you living your best life?  If the answer is no to any of the above questions then you aren’t living a full life, you are just existing.  Going from day to day doing the same thing, not really being conscious about [...]

Life Coaching for Grief

By |March 17th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

During my life, in particular my 31 yr Military career, I have lost a number of people who I have truly cared about, so I absolutely understand the heartache and pain that somebody experiences when they suffer a loss or bereavement.  When we lose someone close to us we feel a complete sense of emptiness and an unbearable void.  Some people have the ability to bounce back and cope with [...]

The importance of Mindfulness

By |March 10th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

We hear the word Mindfulness everywhere these days, but what does it actually mean and why is it so important?  I practise mindfulness every single day in some form, depending on where I am or what I’m doing.  I can be sat in a chair, out walking, driving or even sometimes in the middle of a tough HIIT Session (true story!).   Mindfulness to me is focussing on being present [...]

Digital Detox

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Since starting my own business I seem to spend a huge amount of time on my phone and laptop.  I like to respond to queries and my clients immediately, even at weekends, which tips my work life balance the wrong way.  One of my New Year Resolution’s was to have a cut off time for all digital devices each evening and at weekends.  To be honest, it’s something I’m not [...]

Carl Gilbert’s Transformation – 2 Stone in 5 weeks!

By |February 24th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Carl Gilbert is 44 years old and is the CEO of Arraquip Steel in Grantham.  Over the last few years the pressures of running his own company have impacted his physical and mental wellbeing.  After seeing the great success I’ve had with many other clients, Carl approached me for help.  After an initial consultation he decided to sign up for a 12 week Life Coaching programme, focussing on strategic organisation [...]

The Power of Questions from a Life Coach

By |February 17th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Questions prompt reflection.  They ignite curiosity, which create ideas, which lead to decisions.  Purposeful questions can help you think in new ways and find answers that aren’t immediately obvious.  They improve your self-awareness, giving you the ability to adapt to your environment more effectively.  Internal thoughts can be brought into the spotlight by asking yourself thought provoking questions.  We can never have all the answers, that would be far too [...]

The importance and benefits of Self-Love 

By |February 10th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

It’s a fact of life that we all need love, in some form in our life.  A sense of attachment and affection towards somebody or something.  Valentines day is literally everywhere you look at the minute, but I want to focus on the most important type of love; Self-Love.   Self-love is something that is quite often neglected by my clients.  They love everything around them but completely forget to [...]

The benefits of sharing a love for a healthy lifestyle

By |February 3rd, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

We’ve all heard the saying, “couples who train together stay together”.  Whilst I believe this to a certain degree, when you have young children and busy family lives, it’s not possible or practical to train together every day.  What I do believe is that a shared positive attitude towards a healthy lifestyle in a relationship, has huge benefits. Here are some of them: 1.  Quality time.  Let’s face it when [...]

Letting go and moving on – 7 effective tips

By |January 27th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

We all hold onto things from the past.  It could be a grudge towards somebody, a bad experience, a memory or even a feeling.  It’s human nature to blame somebody else for things that go wrong.  For example if it’s the breakdown of a relationship, the anger can hang around and make you think that it’s helping you move forward.  In fact holding onto this anger is extremely unhealthy and by [...]

Public Speaking Coaching

By |January 20th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

In July last year I wrote a blog about how Business and Confidence Coaching enabled Leigh to stand on the cusp of launching her life long dreams.  Fast forward 6 months and Leigh has built her own very successful Health and Fitness business, specialising in Obesity, Diabetes and Nutrition management.  Included in the business launch was an introduction to networking, in order to gain brand awareness. Leigh held her hands up straight [...]

How to identify and improve your value and self-worth

By |January 13th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Value and self-worth are issues that often come up during life coaching sessions.  When I ask my clients to identify their value and self worth, they struggle to answer.  They can quite easily tell me when they don’t feel valued, appreciated or respected.  Self worth comes from within, it’s a positive belief that you are as worthy as anybody else and it’s value is completely up to you.  It can [...]

Men in general (including me!) think they are invincible when it comes to their health

By |January 6th, 2019|Categories: Latest News|

Men tend not to talk about their own health, I know I don’t.  Most are reluctant to ask for help or admit they have a problem about anything.  Did you know that more than one in five men have not visited a GP or healthcare professional in the last 12 months, according to a recent survey?  Included in the survey was the fact that a third of men will only [...]

New Year Resolutions – How to stick to them!

By |December 30th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

The start of a new year brings reflection, great intentions and a steely determination to stick to resolutions that were probably decided upon after a few gins!  So what happens to cause those New Year resolutions to fall by the wayside?  Before you’re even aware of it, the festive period is over and routine day to day living restarts and those resolutions seem to be a thing of the past.  [...]

Be grateful for what you have!

By |December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

My childhood taught me to realise how lucky I actually am. I grew up with a mum working all the hours she could, just to put food on the table. I rarely saw her and often spent Christmas Day with my sister, or on my own. We didn’t get piles of presents or the latest clothes/toys on the TV because she simply didn’t have the money. To avoid or hide [...]

My Life Coaching Journey – Kirsty Whawell

By |December 16th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

I was recommended Oax Life Coaching in the summer and I had an introductory telephone call with Chris, where we discussed the ins and outs of life coaching and what I felt I needed help with. Over the summer, work was incredibly hectic as I felt that I was juggling 3 roles. My brain felt like it was in a fog. I felt that I wasn’t remembering details because I was [...]

From stuck in a rut to taking to the stage – Read about Calli’s amazing journey.

By |December 9th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

In Mar 2018 whilst delivering Life Coaching sessions to a business in London, I met Calli Malpas.  At the time she was working as a Manager for an insurance company and spent her day sat at a desk constantly on the phone, making just enough to get by.  During our session she spoke very openly and admitted that although in general she enjoyed her job, she was no where near to fulfilling [...]

How to maintain a health and fitness balance over the festive period.

By |December 2nd, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

It’s the second of December and Christmas is approaching very quickly.  How many of us have said “I will go on a diet or start my fitness campaign on 1st Jan”, allowing us a guilt free Christmas and New Year?  Did you know that the average person gains 5lbs over Christmas?  Most people convince themselves that it will be ok and the extra pounds gained from the high calorie festive [...]

Beat a lack of Social Anxiety this Christmas

By |November 25th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

The festive season is creeping up on us quickly.  All those Christmas parties, the late night shopping for gifts and making plans to visit loved ones.  However, for those who suffer from social anxiety and low self confidence this can be the most traumatic time of year.  Just the thought of a Christmas party can cause months of stress and anxiety and many just want the festive period over and [...]

Life is all about choices

By |November 18th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

"Life is all about Choices" This has been one of my favourite sayings for as long as I can remember.  I think it’s because I genuinely believe it.  We make choices every single second of our lives.  These can be obvious ones which only have a small impact on our lives such as what we eat, what we wear or what we say.  There are the less obvious ones such [...]

Stress – How to find positive solutions to manage it.

By |November 4th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

We all face stress of some kind in our lives, whether it’s on a personal or professional level.  It’s a well known fact that stress is related to bad or negative thoughts and feelings.  Stress is usually caused by a situation or event that puts pressure on us, or by our reaction to being placed under pressure.  Either of these situations can be very uncomfortable on both the mind and [...]

Coaching to improve effectiveness and productivity

By |October 28th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Chris Hankinson is the Sales Director at AMG Sports-Play Ltd, based in Lincolnshire.  With a long and successful career in sales he is keen to develop his portfolio by building his managerial experience.  His ultimate aim is to become Managing Director of his own company. Following a recommendation from a colleague and friend, he asked OAX Life Coaching to teach him the tools to become more effective in his personal [...]

How to keep your training mojo through the winter

By |October 21st, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

How many of us are guilty of using the cold, wet winter weather as an excuse not to train?  I know I have been in the past!  With those dark nights and winter approaching it may be challenging to motivate yourself to train outdoors and stick to those training programmes.  Here are some top tips to help you stick to your personal goals through the winter: Layer up.  It’s important [...]

Fear of Failure – How to overcome and learn from it

By |October 14th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Let’s face it nobody likes to fail at anything, but it’s literally impossible to get through life without failing over and over again.  From the second we are born we constantly try to get better at things.  The main difference is that as an infant we didn’t worry or care if we failed.  We would just try again and again, until we succeeded.  From the age of approximately 8 years old [...]

Debbie Johnson’s Life Coaching Journey

By |October 7th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Debbie Johnson is 44 years old and leads a very hectic life as a full time working wife and mum of 2, whilst balancing her successful career as a travel consultant.  Her health and fitness took a hit due to her busy life, therefore exercise and nutrition were not high on her priority list.  During our initial consultation it became clear that she lacked motivation and self confidence.  Debbie told [...]

Components of a well rounded fitness programme

By |September 30th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Being physical fit is not just about being able to run 10 miles or bench press 100 kg’s.  It’s about incorporating a number of components into your fitness regime to ensure you create a balanced programme.  Highly trained athletes mix up their training to ensure they are physically and mentally fit to compete and excel at their given sport. I believe that the following 8 components are essential for all round [...]

Self Reflection – why is it so important?

By |September 23rd, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

For many of us the the only time we reflect on events in our lives is New Year’s Eve.  We get a bit drunk and talk about the things we wanted to do, but didn’t get around to.  I used to be guilty of this, until I realised the importance of self reflection.   It’s easy to get caught up with the day to day stuff in life and forget [...]

Build your Resilience

By |September 16th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

At some point in our lives we all face difficult and challenging times.  Resilience helps us maintain balance and cope during stressful periods.  Sometimes the most painful of things, help our resilience grow.  Resilience isn’t just the ability to bounce back, it’s how we adapt in challenging circumstances.  Resilient people tend to have a more positive outlook and cope with stress more effectively.  They acknowledge an issue, learn from it [...]

The benefits of learning something new

By |September 9th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

When was the last time you did something for the first time?  Living busy and hectic lifestyles can make it difficult to think about learning something new, but there are huge benefits to be gained from stepping outside of your comfort zone.  As we age our brains need more activity, but the average person between the ages of 35-65 challenge their minds less because they are comfortable in life.  Learning [...]

How Can I Become Happier?

By |September 2nd, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

At times in our lives we all wish we could be happier.  It’s a known fact that sometimes we make ourselves miserable.  We think about how things in our life didn’t turn out as we hoped.  Negative thoughts such as worry, self-judgment and fearing rejection, enter our heads and stop us from moving forward. Happiness isn’t a gift from someone, it’s not just going to fall out of the sky [...]

Excuses that hold you back from achieving your goals

By |August 26th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Every day I meet people with huge amounts of talent and wonderful dreams, but something holds them back from taking a step forward and realising their true potential.  Instead, they find themselves watching others excel, in their careers or following their dreams and passions.  They make excuses not to do something and don’t understand what is truly holding them back. Common excuses that hold you back: 1.  I’m not ready/It’s [...]

Depression – How Exercise helped me cope

By |August 19th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

It’s quite easy to think others have perfect lives from the outside, but you never really know what people struggle with, on a day to day basis.  This may come as a complete surprise to those who know me well, but yes I have suffered from depression and it was probably one of the worst times of my life.  My depression came on gradually, so I didn’t realise something was [...]

Do you want it or do you need it?

By |August 12th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Learning how to better understand the difference between the things you want, against the things you need, is one of the most effective ways to gain clarity and improve the balance in your life.  A need is something you can’t do without, such as food or water.  A want is something you would like to have, it’s a choice or a desire. It’s easy to get caught up in the [...]

Amazing Life Coaching, Health and Fitness results from Charlie Green!

By |August 5th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Charlie Green is 54 years old and an extremely successful businessman.  He admits that he has done very little exercise, over the past 18 years.  His family have gone through some of the most testing times of their lives, during the last 2 years.  Charlie lost his Father in law to Cancer, his wife Sara has been struggling with an extremely serious illness and he had a heart scare of [...]

How to hold yourself accountable – could a Life Coach help?

By |July 29th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Do you feel stuck in certain key areas of your life?  Are you fed up of repeatedly trying and failing to change them?  Being accountable is taking responsibility and becoming answerable for your actions.  Think of it as a call to action, or working towards a meaningful mini goal. Bad habits can settle in and go unchallenged if you allow them to, and let’s be honest most people will try [...]

Business and Confidence Coaching – Leigh’s success story

By |July 15th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

When I met Leigh, she had a wonderful dream to become a successful business woman and entrepreneur.  The only thing stopping her, was a lack of confidence and self belief.  Leigh's dream was to create a business specialising in health and fitness, for people struggling with obesity and diabetes. Leigh has been a very successful personal trainer for many years, but she has never felt capable or confident enough, to [...]

Tips on how to stay fit and healthy on Holiday

By |July 8th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

It’s peak summer holiday time and you’ve been saving and dreaming about it for months.  It’s time to switch off, relax and put aside any stresses that you may have.  Holiday’s are the time to have a break from strict gym routines and diets, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you have to come back a stone heavier. You will start to lose fitness (decondition) after about 2 weeks of doing [...]

Why is a work / life balance so important?

By |June 24th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Having a successful career may be important to many of us, but it’s also important to find a good balance between your job and personal life.  A healthy work/life balance is paramount for your wellbeing.  It also ensures that you have the opportunity to get the very best out of life.  If you're happy and balanced outside of work, it’s likely that your productivity in work will increase. If you [...]

Do you struggle with Decision making?

By |June 17th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Life is full of hard decisions, whether they are small, or potentially life changing.  The bigger they are and the more options we have, the harder they seem to get.  It can be quite nerve wracking making a decision, in case you make the wrong one.  What car should I buy?  Do we want another baby?  Is this the right house for us?  Should I take this job or wait [...]

Facing your Fears – Nicky’s story

By |June 10th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

My wife Nicky has had a fear of the ocean, for as long as she can remember.  Unable to link it to a particular experience or event, she thinks it may be the unknown.  Imagine my surprise when she said that she had booked us on a Yoga and Surf retreat! Nicky's story If I’m being honest, I never actually intended to do the ‘surf’ part of the retreat.  I [...]

Keith Davison’s Health and Fitness Transformation – 1.68 stone lost in 7 weeks!

By |June 3rd, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Keith Davison is 53 years old.  He is a happy go lucky gentleman who likes a beer or 2, eats the wrong food and smokes.  Health and Fitness were literally the last things on his mind. On a recent visit to his GP, he was given a life changing ultimatum.  Do something about your health and fitness, or risk getting Heart Disease.  Keith is a devoted husband, father and grandfather and [...]

The difference between can’t and won’t

By |May 27th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

The fact is that within you, there is enormous potential for success and happiness.  The only thing keeping you from achieving it, is you.  Some of my clients use the ‘can’t’ word a lot.  I ask them if they are happy to settle for less in life, because that is what they are effectively doing. My interpretation of can't and won't is: 1.   Can't - you lack the skills [...]

Do you have a Bucket list?

By |May 13th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

How many times have you said to yourself, one day I would love to do that, but have never actually got around to doing it?  It doesn’t have to be something outrageous or expensive, it could be something very simple.  Actively doing things you enjoy can bring excitement, contentment and also help alleviate stress.  A fun and effective way of making sure you do the things you enjoy in life, [...]

Is luck the key to a happy and successful life?

By |May 6th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

How many times has somebody said to you, “you’re so lucky”?  I find it quite frustrating, to be honest.  I've gained all of the good things in my life from working, relentlessly hard.  It wasn’t easy, I spent 11 years living away from my home and family, so luck never came into it.  I simply made the right choices for me, in order to live the life I want to [...]

Challenge your boundaries – live your life!

By |April 29th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

If you choose not to challenge your boundaries, you will never grow.  This could mean that you miss out on a huge amount of unexpected fun, freedom and pleasure.  You will be someone who observes, from afar, others getting the very best out of life.  Do you want to live a boring, safe life - this is something that quite frankly terrifies me.  This is why I chose to challenge [...]

Project Hope – Self Defence Class in Sri Lanka

By |April 22nd, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Project Hope On Fri 20 Apr, I had the privilege of being invited to Project Hope.  This is one of the many projects run by The Rosie May Foundation, an international charity helping children, mainly girls, in Sri Lanka and Nepal.  The charity was set up by Graham and Mary Storrie after the murder of their ten-year-old daughter, Rosie May, in 2003. Project Hope offers single mothers at risk of abandoning [...]

1.67 stone lost in 37 days – James Kimmings

By |April 15th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

MY AMAZING CLIENT JAMES Most of us take things for granted, every single day.  Even the simplest of things, like the ability to walk up and down the stairs, or go for a long walk, it’s just something we do, without really thinking about it.  Of course, it isn’t like this for everybody.  7 weeks ago, 18 year old James Kimmings asked for my coaching to get him stronger and fitter, both physically and psychologically. [...]

Body transformation – Oax Life Coaching 30 Day Fitness Programme!

By |April 8th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Sometimes people just need a little motivation, to achieve a lot! Paul 'Joe' Jordan spent 15 years in the Army as a Paratrooper and in the Royal Army Physical Training Corps.  Fitness was his life.  He left the Army in 2000 and moved to the USA, where he worked as a bodyguard for Brad Pitt, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Janet Jackson and Ellen DeGeneres.  He also trained Brad Pitt in preparation for his [...]

1.14 stone lost in 35 days = health and fitness goals!

By |March 28th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Identifying and seeking advice and guidance in relation to personal health and fitness, can be a life changing moment.  Over the last 5 weeks I have had the pleasure of coaching Nick Johnson, who wanted help to change his mindset towards health and fitness.  I provided him with motivation, confidence and positivity coaching, to enable him to become fitter and stronger.  This requires pure dedication and desire from the client, which Nick has had in abundance. [...]

How to improve your ability to listen

By |March 25th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Listening to others is important, in both your personal and professional lives.  It requires focus and effort and it allows you to fully understand others and connect with them.  It’s the key to all effective communication and if you don’t listen, messages can easily be misunderstood, which can cause confusion or even upset.  Taking the time to listen to your loved ones or work colleagues can actually make you feel [...]

Happiness

By |March 18th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Happiness We all crave happiness in many forms.  It’s easy to think that a nice house or a brand new car can make you happy, but actually happiness is staring you right in the face, everywhere you look.  It’s the simple things that if incorporated into your daily routine, can bring pure happiness and contentment.  How to live a happy, contented life: 1.   Perfection – Let’s face it, nobody [...]

Are you wary of seeking help from a Life Coach?

By |March 18th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

No matter what you have or how you look at it, life can be hard.  There is pressure and expectation all around us and sometimes it can make you feel overwhelmed, anxious or stressed.   Many people seek the assistance from a Life Coach as they reach a critical point or experience a traumatic event in their personal or professional lives that requires help, to define a way forward.  Most [...]

Nervous about giving a presentation or speech?

By |March 4th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Earlier this week, I was asked to give a motivational presentation / speech to a large corporate organisation, explaining the benefits of Life Coaching and what it can offer to people.  It sounds easy when Life Coaching is my passion and speaking to large groups of people is pretty much what I have done for the last 30 years, doesn’t it?   To be honest it was a bit of [...]

Setting and Achieving Life Goals

By |February 25th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Setting and Achieving Life Goals If I asked you where do you see yourself in 5 years time, would you know the answer? Setting life goals gives you short term motivation and long term vision.  It may not always be easy or run smoothly, but the fact that you are challenging yourself makes life a little bit more interesting. Goals gives you a purpose, they point you in a direction [...]

Ever wondered why you would need to seek help from a Life Coach?

By |February 18th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

SEEKING ASSISTANCE FROM A LIFE COACH Life brings us lots of ups and downs, some wanted and others most definitely unwanted!  Have you ever wondered why people seek assistance from a Life Coach?  Here are 7 (of the many) common reasons why..... 1.   Are you simply just not achieving what you want too, in life? 2.   Do you struggle with challenging situations, in both your work and personal life? 3. [...]

Stepping outside of my Comfort Zone – Yoga!

By |February 11th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Stepping outside of my Comfort Zone - YOGA!  We are all creatures of habit, it’s easy to stay in a safe routine and not challenge ourselves.  Sometimes we need to throw caution to the wind, try something new and step outside of our comfort zone…….for me it was Yoga! Twelve months ago my wife finally persuaded me to attend her hot yoga class.  This was after weeks of saying; ’I’m [...]

Confidence

By |February 4th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

CONFIDENCE Confidence and self-esteem stem from positive thinking and believing that you can accomplish great things. Our confidence and the belief we have in ourselves can show in many ways - our behaviour, our mood and the way we carry ourselves.  More importantly it allows us to get more enjoyment, pleasure and fulfilment out of life.  Surely it’s worth reading further……. 7 Top Tips to improve your confidence and self-esteem [...]

Having a Passion and Purpose in Life

By |January 28th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Having a Passion or Purpose in life creates energy and excitement.  It makes us want to jump out of bed in the morning to face the day ahead.  Why is finding it so important: 1. Feeling - Having a passion about something makes you feel better about yourself when you do it.  It doesn’t cause you stress and helps you become more optimistic and positive.  You will naturally put your heart [...]

HEALTH AND FITNESS

By |January 21st, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

Health and Fitness - 7 Top Tips to get you through January So it's mid-way through January...how many people are struggling with, or have already fallen off the Health and Fitness waggon?  There are days when we can feel like we just aren’t getting the quick results we want and the easy option is to give up. Let’s be honest, it was always going to feel like an uphill struggle [...]

POSITIVITY

By |January 14th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

POSITIVITY Everybody possesses positivity and optimism, the trick is working out how to overcome the negativity and pessimism, that can sometimes overwhelm us. Here are 7 top tips to help improve your positivity: 1. Surround yourself with positive people - We all know that being around positive people immediately improves our lives, makes us laugh and allows us to enjoy living, so much more. Get rid of negative influences in [...]

Motivation

By |January 7th, 2018|Categories: Latest News|

The MOTIVATION to start a business. There I was, looking forward to retiring after an amazing 30 years in the British Army, when someone (I still really don’t know who 🤔), plants a little seed in my head: “ Have you ever thought about becoming a life coach? You’d be great”. Well, almost 10 months on from that moment, I find myself building a life coaching business…….so much for retiring [...]

Never Cut Corners

By |December 22nd, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

As humans we are so focussed on taking short cuts or cutting corners to economise. This may work when we want to be more efficient with menial chores and tasks, but not when it comes to your health and fitness: the Mind Body and Spirit need to be kept very much alive. I set myself little challenges every day and although they are only small, they really do make a [...]

The Forest People

By |December 6th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

Whilst out walking the other morning, I couldn’t help but notice the trees in the forest all around me.  Now, admittedly, I was having a deep philosophical moment, but I could clearly see the relativity between the trees and us as human beings. Just like the trees, we stand proud and strong, allowing our roots to take hold, in order to make our foundations more secure.  We continuously strive to [...]

Put Mr or Mrs Negativity in a box

By |December 6th, 2017|Categories: Latest News|

Each day I try to put aside 45 - 60 minutes to do a Fitness Training session of some kind, otherwise I’m like a bear with a sore head, if I can’t get my fix!  On a recent city break to Berlin with my wife Nicky, I realised that I hadn’t actually packed any of my training clothing, which is usually second nature to me. Mr Negative, who puts in [...]

Now I need Motivation

By |March 16th, 2016|Categories: Latest News|

We all have motivation inside of us and use it in so many different ways.  You can’t buy it in a tin and no one is gifted with an endless supply of it.  Personal Motivation can get you to your destination but, just like every Athlete or Professional, it’s invariably the Coach who pushes you that extra mile for ultimate success. “Keep moving forward and never look back”. Chris 👍😎 [...]

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