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What Makes You You? 3: Valuing your Personality Preferences

Do you value What Makes You You? Knowing and valuing your psychological type, as well as valuing you personality preferences will help you to raise your energy levels, secure positive relationships with those around you and give you more time

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What Makes You You? 2: Personality ‘Trait’ and ‘Type’

When thinking about your uniqueness – What Makes You You? – what is the difference between personality traits and personality types or preferences? About how you view, interpret and understand the world? More importantly does it really matter? What is

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What Makes You You? 1: Exploring Personality

Thinking about ‘What Makes You You’ is probably not something you spend time on very often, if at all? Perhaps you are comfortable in your own skin and don’t want to rock the boat? Or maybe you wish you were

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 8: Knowing Self

  CRUCIAL to being the best coach or mentor you can be is knowing self! In order to truly ‘understand’ your client it is essential for you to truly ‘understand’ yourself. Which is why I’ve highlighted the word ‘crucial’ in

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 7: I Hear What You Say

The quality of your listening as a coach or mentor will determine the level of your success How often have you heard somebody say the words ‘I hear what you say’ and shrugged your shoulders in disbelief? Words which should

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 6: My 10 Top Tips for Hearing

My 10 Top Tips for ‘Hearing’ for Coaches and Mentors builds on and broadens our exploration of communication in coaching and mentoring Over the last few blogs we have been exploring the importance of you having sensory acuity to ensure

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Becoming the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 5: Sharpening Your Peripheral Vision?

  Sharpening the use of peripheral vision in coaching and mentoring increases your ability to catch much of what is being communicated to you by your client. Most of us have no trouble at all using foveal vision – you

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Becoming the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 4: How’s Your Peripheral Vision?

The use of foveal and peripheral vision in coaching and mentoring increases your ability to catch much of what is being communicated to you by your client that would otherwise be lost. In my last blog we considered the part

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 3: Sensory Acuity

Sensory acuity is essential to effective coaching and mentoring. The ability – to sense in the moment those tiny yet crucial signals that provide an insight into what is going on for your client at different levels – is a

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Being the Best Coach or Mentor You Can Be 2: Absolute Focus

The ability to have ‘Absolute Focus’ is central to effective coaching and mentoring. At a surface, or conscious, level you may believe that the statement – ‘Absolute Focus’ is central to effective coaching and mentoring – is very obvious to

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