Category Archives: Coaching

Navigating the stuck state: understanding decision paralysis

We’ve all been there: standing at the crossroads of choice, feeling stuck, indecisive or even paralysed by the prospect of making the wrong decision. Whether it’s choosing, or changing, a career path, making a significant life change or even deciding what to have for dinner, the experience of decision paralysis is a common, albeit frustrating, part of the human condition. This state of being stuck can stem from an overwhelming number of options, fear of the unknown or the pressure to make the ‘perfect’ choice.

But what exactly happens in our brains during these moments of indecision? And, more importantly, how can we navigate through them to reach a resolution? This article delves into the neurophysiology of decision-making, offering insights into why we sometimes struggle to make decisions and proposing strategies to overcome this mental gridlock.

Cara McCarthy and Rose Padfield

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How to overcome Impostor Syndrome

Have you ever felt like you’re masquerading as someone more competent than you truly are, fearing that one day you’ll be exposed as a fraud? If so, you’re not alone. Research shows that this phenomenon plagues seven out of 10 of us at various stages of our lives and careers. It’s the persistent belief that your success is not deserved, attributing it instead to luck or other external factors.

In this month’s article, we explore the impact of impostor syndrome and, most importantly, how to beat it.

Cara McCarthy and Rose Padfield

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Women self-learning challenge

How leaders create self-learning cultures

We launched this year with a three-part series on self-leadership. In part one, we looked at how embracing self-leadership could help each of us make 2024 a year of purposeful growth. Last month’s instalment focused on the ‘inner game’ of self-leadership: the capacity for self-awareness and the skill of self-regulation.

This month, we conclude the series by delving into the third vital aspect of self-leadership: self-learning. We look at different mindsets, which are vital to learning, and explore strategies for fostering self-learning cultures in your team and organisation.

Cara McCarthy and Rose Padfield

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White wolf

Navigating the inner game of Self-Leadership: insights and strategies

Last month, we delved into the world of self-leadership, setting the tone for a year of purposeful growth in 2024. This month, we’re continuing our exploration by focusing on the ‘inner game’ of self-leadership – gaining a deeper understanding of self-awareness and honing the skill of self-regulation.

Cara McCarthy and Rose Padfield

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How to create time to think, for yourself and others

I’ve just been on a training course with Nancy Kline, author of Time to Think: Listening to Ignite the Human Mind and the updated version, More Time to Think: A Way of Being in the World.

These days, the leaders I work with all seem busier than ever. Often with back-to-back meetings, they have no time to think all day. So, this month, we explore the power of making time to think, for yourself and others.

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