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Are your clients basing their life on Fear or Hope?

19 September 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers
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I am the first to argue against too much oversimplification. On the other hand, we make many many things way too complex. Fortunately we have naturally evolved ‘rules of thumb’ or intuition (what are fancily called heuristics) to guide us.  Read More

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I am feeling unbelievably anxious about the future for my family. It is making it hard for me to concentrate and focus on my coaching.

08 August 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers

These changing times are testing all of us. It is testing who we are at deep levels and asking us to consider life scenarios that frankly range from midly worrying to appalling. So it is no surprise that you are anxious about the future for your family. Read More

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I have clients who seem to believe that the climate crisis is some kind of hoax and that we need not worry about it. I disagree and don’t think I can carry on coaching them.

08 August 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers

I have sympathy for that point of view. Humans are unbelievably skilled in the art of self deception and psychological self protection. How much easier is it to believe that it is a hoax than to take on board other scenarios. Read More

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Coaching and the Climate Crisis - time to take off the blinkers

08 August 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers

We are in a defining period of modern history. Never before have we seen such change and it is only speeding up. This speeding up has both positive and negative potential depending on what you are looking at. The one overarching issue that we are now beginning to see first hand the effects of a changing climate.  Read More

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Are you and your client stuck in their Fish Bowl life? Here′s what to do to break the glass.

13 June 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers

So what′s the dilemma? Well let′s keep it simple. We human beings are paradoxes. We want things and when we get them we don’t want them so much anymore. We live our lives constantly in a push me pull you space of desire that pulls in all directions.  Read More

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Is the coaching industry getting too noisy? And how does that affect our coaching practice and business?

21 May 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers

I am in my LinkedIn profile and I get a contact request. As we all know we are only supposed to connect with people we actually know on LinkedIn but I have not yet met anyone who sticks to that. So this contact request is from someone who calls themself a master coaching business building expert. Out of curiosity I accept. Minutes later I get a message offering me free stuff with a pitch about how they can help me get clients, get rich etc etc. I am sure you know the way this goes. Now, being somewhat on the ball in the whole marketing business I know what principles are being put into action by this person who has contacted me. First establish a pain point. Their assumed pain point is that I don’t have enough clients and/or don’t make enough money. Second, tell me they can solve that problem and third give me something for free. Read More

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I want to end my coaching relationship but I really like my coach and feel bad about doing it.

09 April 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers

Well that tells me two things. First, your coach has probably done a good job of connecting with you and that you have both bonded, a necessary step for good coaching to take place.  Read More

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My partner is jealous of my coach. He feels that he is left out and suspects that I can talk more openly with my coach than with him. I feel bad about that because, at the moment, he is right!

09 April 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers

The quality of a relationship rests on the quality of the communication in it. Clearly, your partner has worked out where the quality is. This is not an uncommon situation. There are several factors at play here. But let us cut to the bottomline.  Read More

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Do relationships ever end?

09 April 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers

As we circle around the whole IN, OUT, HOW dilemma of the UK’s relationship with the EU, I am struck by how like the Brexit scenario is with relationship issues some of my coaching clients have had. So many of the struggles they experienced are related to the quality and experience of their relationships. Read More

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What we can learn from repeating the same mistakes

15 March 2019    Anthony Eldridge-Rogers

There usually comes a point in my coaching with someone where they turn up to a coaching session feeling a bit down or angry or shameful or a combination of all three. This comes about because they have found themselves repeating a behaviour or set of behaviours that they have done before and which they had hoped or believed that they would not repeat.  Read More

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