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Every Day Is A School Day

April 22, 2016

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The past few weeks have been an interesting mix of coaching, training and mentoring for me. Not only at work when helping others to succeed but in my own personal development.

They say we are never too old to learn and despite the years clocking up at speed, this certainly applies to me. Every day really is a school day.

Far too often we choose, perhaps not intentionally, to focus on the negatives in our life. To wish for better things. To want to somehow remedy those perceived faults that flaw our character.

This week in particular I’ve been pondering how we can change what we see as a negative trait into something that is a resounding positive to be celebrated and promoted and today, whilst in conversation with a remembered a technique that can be of use to us all.

With just a bit of coaching, re-framing, or flipping can be a really positive way to silence the negative thoughts that set us back. They can change the way we think about ourselves and so can change the way that we are perceive by others.

Harsh words like impulsive, aggressive and stubborn could be ‘re-framed’ to become decisive, forthright and tenacious. Critical labels such as aloof, pessimistic and cold might be better thought of as measured, considered and thoughtful and so called ’emotional weaknesses’ like fearful, emotional and weak could perhaps simply become cautious, sensitive and gentle.

For many of us choosing to turn these negatives into a positive could be the very thing that allows us to move on to bigger and better things. There’s no mileage in focusing on what has gone before and/or what someone else chooses to saddle us with.

If you can find a way to think more positively when those negativity gremlins kick in I promise you every future school day really will be some of the best days of your life.Why not check out this great book Flip It if you want to find out more about turning a negative into a positive.

Remember, if you are still struggling to flip things into the positive then I’m always on hand to help with coaching.

Contact me via email or by phone on 01691 700800.
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Everyone’s a comedian…Comedy Special for Kids

January 7, 2014

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I’m thrilled to be running this comedy workshop for 10-14yr olds at Oswestry Library later this month.

Aimed at youngsters who want to develop their confidence and their communication skills to give them an edge as they grow and move into the big wide world this afternoon session is guaranteed to be fun, funny and give them some tips to start developing their own communication style and enhance their listening skills too.

The session leads into our regular fortnightly Speak Easy Club that meets after school at the library every other Tuesday and focuses on the same skill set but in a more structured format. Mind you, we still have fun.

So, why not send your son or daughter along to find out more and share in the fun?

If you would like to find out more beforehand, please feel free to contact me on 01691 700800.

Oswestry Food & Drink Festival

July 6, 2011

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This year sees the 5th Annual Food and Drink Festival come to Oswestry.

On Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July the town centre will be alive with food stalls, live music and children’s activities.

The festival gets started on Friday 8th July with Pasta Mania at Upstairs Downstairs on Leg Street from 10am to 4pm, followed by a lively public debate on food issues, chaired by John Vidal, Environmental Editor for the Guardian which takes place at the Memorial Hall from 7.30pm.

The weekend gets into full swing on Saturday with stalls popping up in New Street, Bailey Street and Cross Street with the Market Hall and local shops hosting a range activities to entertain and delight.

With plentiful sampling to be had and even a bit of dancing in the Memorial Hall scheduled for Sunday afternoon, there’s something for everyone in Oswestry this weekend.

Find out more and download your official programme here

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