April 5, 2014

Do you overcomplicate? Learn to Simplify

A common theme amongst current clients is the sense that there’s always more work to be done than there are hours available and that too much stuff ends up in the ‘urgent and important’ box more often than they would like. One client went so far as to say that […]
March 29, 2014

Goals are for Setting and Forgetting

Given that I coach for a living, you might expect me to be passionate about goal setting and I am; just not the kind of goal setting that limits opportunities. You know the kind I mean: where you set your sights on something and remain so focused on the destination […]
March 28, 2014

Chris Clarke’s Story – Leadership Team Development (2014)

“As I was told she would, Robyn engages with her clients. She doesn’t deliver a spoon fed course, but makes it interactive and tailored to their needs.” In one way I’m disappointed that we didn’t go through the manual, because I’m intrigued as to what the handouts are.  On the […]
March 14, 2014

I’ve Started so I’ll Finish!

Have you ever bought a book on someone else’s recommend, only to find it wasn’t the great read you’d been told it would be? Even worse, did you force yourself to read that book from cover to cover because you convinced yourself it might get better? Or maybe you really […]
March 7, 2014

Perceived a Putdown? Look for the Compliment!

It took me quite a while to learn how to accept compliments gracefully. My instinctive response would go something like this: “Oh, this old thing, I’ve had it about 20 years” or “No need to thank me, it was nothing” or “Don’t mention it. Anyone could have done that” In […]
February 28, 2014

Practice what you Preach!

Like the Cobbler with no shoes, I’m sure we’ve all been guilty of imparting pearls of wisdom to others and ignoring our own advice. Well, today I’m making a point of practising what I preach and keeping this communication succinct! Here are five principles that if followed will get the […]
February 21, 2014

Overworked? Less is more!

Imagine this scenario: business is good, enquiries are flowing in, you are running a business (unit) that is experiencing a growth spurt, and all is well in your world, or at least it should be. The reality however is often quite different. Take my client Adam: he loves the business […]
February 14, 2014

Expecting the Unexpected…

Running through my local park on Wednesday we saw a stunning sunrise and took a photo. It was a picture of serenity and calm albeit the clouds did look like they were brewing up a storm. Whilst driving down to Northants for a meeting I could feel that the wind […]
February 7, 2014

This is Business! What has Love got to do with it?

In a recent interview I read with George Clooney, he said “Anyone would be lying if they said they didn’t get lonely at times. I’ve been infinitely more alone in a bad relationship; there’s nothing more isolating.” He was talking about personal relationships and I think the same can be […]
January 31, 2014

Welcome to The White Room…

For those of you who know me well, you’ll be aware that I run a small Psychotherapy Practice alongside Robertson Fox’s main service offerings. I’m not sure why it’s called a ‘practice’ but it does fit with my philosophy of continuous improvement! Always intriguing are the varying reactions I get […]
January 24, 2014

Giving New Meaning to a Cold Shower…

Ice cold showers are all I have had this week; not because I’m a supreme athlete who needs to relieve muscle pain but because my boiler is on the blink. The heating engineer has made 3 visits to date and each has cost me a call out fee and a […]
January 17, 2014

Not a Technophobe. I am Techno-Selective!

Chatting with a client this week who works in Higher Education, we got onto the subject of Social Media. He was commenting on how easy it is for people to get themselves into hot water when putting information out into the public domain. It prompted me to think about my […]
January 11, 2014

No Need to Force it. Go with the Flow!

Have you ever pushed really hard for something to find that what you want continues to allude you? That the more you push the greater the distance between your current position and the goal you are chasing? I’ve had plenty of times like that and I know it can be […]
January 3, 2014

All Froth, No Cappuccino!

A phrase often used by one of my trainers in reference to people who talk a good talk and who fail to back it up with any substance. As someone who enjoys a good latte, I skip the froth altogether as it makes the coffee a much shorter drink which […]
December 28, 2013

Forward Planning a Promise? Listen to the Ghost of Christmas Future!

The Ghost of Christmas Future shows Scrooge the final consequences of his actions. That is one year into the future. He is mortified to see that his final legacy is a cheap tombstone in an unkempt graveyard. This is the final wake-up call that leads to him changing his ways. […]