When is your golden time for attacking hard things?

I try not to force myself to do things these days. I think I've hit upon something that helps me, at least. I'm sharing this insight with you here in case it inspires you. But, as always, feel free to adopt, adapt or discard what I'm

Factors that can affect doing and not-doing

Factors that can affect doing and not-doing One of the most common topics that my clients bring to me usually starts with the following: “Becci, I want to understand why I can easily do some things, and I cannot do others. Can you help me understand

An introduction to zest and 5 ways to build it

An introduction to zest and 5 ways to build it It occurred to me that I am a coach who not only studies zest but works on it A LOT for myself and with clients BUT I have not written an introduction to zest or how

Pick a word of the year to guide your attention and intention – what’s yours?

What’s your word for 2024? Mine is… LEGACY. I’ll explain more about the origin of my guiding word in a moment but let me tell you where the idea for this exercise comes from, and what the self-coaching exercise is first. There’s been a cool, quick,

A protocol for combatting deep procrastination

Do you procrastinate? Do you ever set yourself a clear intention or a goal for the day and then, as you get into bed at the end of the day, remember that you didn’t actually do the thing you genuinely hoped to do? I know that

Could co-coaching boost your to line manager support you?

The need for a supportive environment in the workplace The modern workplace can be challenging for ADHD and autistic adults. In a recent report (Willis Towers Watson, 2023), over 70% of neurodivergent employees said they had a co-occurring mental health condition, and over 50% said they

What is perfectionism and what can you do about it?

The American Psychological Association (2023) defines perfectionism as “the tendency to demand of others or of oneself an extremely high or even flawless level of performance, in excess of what is required by the situation” . Joachim Stoeber (2018), a researcher on perfectionism, says that it

Supporting a neurodivergent direct report – 5 things you can do

I work with many managers in sales organisations, law firms and the NHS about how to support their direct reports through effective performance management and coaching. In my conversations with line managers, it becomes clear that line managers often have a clear intention to support neurodivergent

This wasn't me. I recently almost suffered a big burnout. Low energy and a lack of positive experiences started to affect my energy and zest levels massively.

What’s your number 1 priority? Is it energy management?

What’s your number 1 priority? Is it energy management? What happened to me: a near miss with burnout Recently, I almost burned out. I was taking on too much work and saying yes to too many things. Due to the changes with the lights and the

Insider’s guide to choosing a great coach

What to consider when choosing a coach Coaching can be thought of as a professional helping relationship that helps you make progress on an area of self-development or self-chosen goals that you have. One of the top reasons people come to coaching is in order to