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Coach Joanna Wilczynska MA

Sunday Scaries... Is it even possible to make them go away? And if not, what’s the cost of them on our overall health in the long run?
by Joanna Wilczynska MA

Sunday Scaries aka the Sunday Night Blues got so bad for me, it became paralysing. What didn’t help was:

- Checking work-related emails (unless critical). Post-COVID blurring of personal & professional boundaries became more of an issue, so I needed to restore them

- Giving in to listless stupor of napping, scrolling, mindless hours of tv-watching, automatic snacking and RATs (Repetitive Automatic Thoughts about, e.


Coach Leticia Arruda

Leading Through Adversity: Exploring Cancer Coaching with the Power of Leadership Skills
by Leticia Arruda

Embarking on a journey of cancer coaching infused with the potency of leadership skills opens a transformative pathway towards empowerment and resilience. Picture this: a voyage where each step is guided not only by expertise but also by the profound ability to inspire, motivate, and uplift.


Coach Joanna Wilczynska MA

Is your stress bucket overflowing? How to recognise how stressed you are and what to do about it before it’s too late.
by Joanna Wilczynska MA

Stress is a part of life and hoping "things will get better with time" may result in everything but.

One of the tools you can use to check in with yourself is the stress bucket. I use it as follows to examine:

- What are my general stressors currently (e.


Coach Anna Hofmann MBA MIM

How to stop your inner critic from holding you back
by Anna Hofmann MBA MIM

Did you know that around 70% of people admit to struggling with self-doubt that negatively affect their work, relationships, and happiness? And even when they try their best to get rid of these negative thoughts and feelings, they tend to stick around.


Coach Sue Webb-Purkis

Struggling with self doubt and disconnect
by Sue Webb-Purkis

Do you feel a disconnect between how you feel on the inside and how you present yourself on the outside? Maybe you experience self doubt, fear and worry inside, yet present everything is ok to anyone that asks? Maybe part of you wants to experience life in a particular way yet another part of you wants to hide away and put things off? If this feels like you then I hear you.


Coach Stephen Nock

Complaining is the Comfortable Choice
by Stephen Nock

In the moments of my life where I felt most that I was struggling, I recognized that I wasn’t aware of any goals. I wasn’t stretching myself in any way. Being comfortable or in our comfort zone is both a blessing and a curse.


Coach Joanna Wilczynska MA

Is vorfreude better than the real thing?
by Joanna Wilczynska MA

Is "the anticipation of joy" equally or more exciting as experiencing the actual thing? It's such a great feeling to look forward to a trip, a meal with some friends, a night (day) out.

But! What about the day-to-day? How can we create some vorfreude every day rather than having to wait for something "bigger" to happen? Looking forward to a future event triggers joy in the present moment, so here are some ideas to try out:

- Turn a routine activity into a ritual - looking forward to having your morning coffee, lunch, an afternoon snack, an evening shower, a midday walk, a catch-up with a colleague, a call with a friend? Savour the moment before it happens - think, how will it taste and feel like once it happens?

- Think ahead - at the end of each day, ask yourself what are the 3 things you're looking forward to tomorrow?

- Rethink your thinking patterns - are you prone to catastrophising or negativity bias? Rather than feeling dejected that you're only going away for one night instead of the whole weekend, focus on all the nice things you'll get to experience precisely because you'll be away

- Savour the moment - just as you are about to have the first sip, the first bite, just as you are about to step into the bath, open the book or start watching the show, pause briefly and acknowledge the moment that's about to happen and how good it feels that's it's almost here

- Treat yourself - schedule that dinner or lunch with a friend, go and see that show, visit the art gallery, take that day trip.


Coach Joanna Wilczynska MA

Is it burnout or am I just... exhausted?
by Joanna Wilczynska MA

If you are experiencing ongoing mental, physical and emotional exhaustion which has been caused by repeated and prolonged stress that doesn't improve with rest, chances are you are burning out. And sadly, it can happen at a job you really love, when you're so keen to contribute and engage to a level that you cannot sustain.


Coach Joanna Wilczynska MA

How is it Monday again?! And why is there so much to do… again?!
by Joanna Wilczynska MA

If you’re feeling overwhelmed on repeat, remember:

- Your to-do list will never end. It will only end when you do

- Your to-do lists is not your boss. It’s a tool for you to use - to make your life easier

- Write everything you need to do today… and then cross most of it out!

- Be realistic with your time - how many hours can you actually actively work today? 8? How about those two meetings in your calendar? Oh, right… so it’s 6 hours, then.


Coach Joanna Wilczynska MA

Being a functioning adult every day seems a bit excessive…
by Joanna Wilczynska MA

But... you can't cancel your subscription!

So what's the solution to being a fully functioning adult who has the time, will, energy and headspace to create the life-work balance they want to have while meeting their professional and personal obligations?

- Start with a time audit - be very specific, only then you'll spot pockets of time that's wasted on doing things you don't need to do or shouldn't do at all because they produce nothing valuable to you or others

- Assess - what do YOU want to do with this time that has been freed up? Chores? More work? Things you SHOULD do? Or rest, relaxation, adventure, exercise, learning, enjoyment.


Coach Joanna Wilczynska MA

"It's not death that a man should fear but he should fear never beginning to live." Marcus Aurelius
by Joanna Wilczynska MA

Are you living on autopilot? Is every day Groundhog Day of work, chores, sleep, repeat, with the odd holiday or dinner with friends/family thrown in?

What would it mean to you if you were able to have more time (and energy) every single day for:

- doing what you really enjoy

- doing what energises you

- doing what gives you calm and relaxation and the feeling of 'ahh.


Coach Suniya Iqbal

The Gut-Brain Connection: How What You Eat Impacts Your Immune System, Mood, and Overall Health
by Suniya Iqbal

Have you ever stopped to think about the connection between what you eat and how you feel? It's easy to overlook the impact that our food choices have on our overall health and wellbeing, but the truth is that the food we eat plays a crucial role in our physical and mental health.


Coach Suniya Iqbal

Creating Space for What Matters: How to Declutter Your Life
by Suniya Iqbal

Life coaches often see clients who feel overwhelmed and stressed out by the clutter in their lives. Whether it's physical possessions, digital clutter, or mental clutter, the accumulation of things we don't need can drain our energy and prevent us from living our best lives.


Coach Joanna Wilczynska MA

Being selfish is good. And important!
by Joanna Wilczynska MA

We are taught from an early age that sharing, helping and caring for others is the right thing to do - always. Doing the opposite means you are a bad person.

Indeed, caring for and about others is a vital value within our familial and social circles and beyond.


Coach Dr Grace Anderson

NAVIGATING A DIVORCE HEARING: MAINTAINING COMPOSURE AMIDST ADVERSITY.
by Dr Grace Anderson

NAVIGATING A DIVORCE HEARING: MAINTAINING COMPOSURE AMIDST ADVERSITY.

Are you in the process of getting divorced? Is the whole Court Attendance Process creating nightmares for you? If yes, well, you are not alone.


Coach Joanna Wilczynska MA

Have you found your Ikigai yet?
by Joanna Wilczynska MA

Ikigai is a Japanese concept for "reason for being" ("iki" = life, "gai" = worth). It's your life's purpose combined with bliss.

Isn't that concept beautiful? You have to serve others in some way but what's equally important is your own happiness in the process.


Coach Tahir Aslam

Covert Ad Strategies That Convert Like Crazy & What You Can Learn From Them
by Tahir Aslam

The point of all ads is to get your reader hooked and to act. Savvy businesses have been using these writing secrets for years.

You can write winning ads, even if you’re just starting out.


Coach Tahir Aslam

How to Get More Clients With Google Ads
by Tahir Aslam

When you qualify as a coach it’s tempting to post your first ads. However, before you do make sure you have the right strategy. It will save you a ton of money and a bucketload of time. In this post, we’ll be talking about Google ads.


Coach Joanna Wilczynska MA

Are you a mind-reader or a fortune-teller?
by Joanna Wilczynska MA

Questioning your thinking patterns and being aware of your thought biases is a useful skillset to have.

Being stuck in a negative thinking loop won't help solve the problem; it will make you feel progressively worse by creating bigger & uglier stories in your mind, often from a single thought.


Coach Tahir Aslam

How To Create Content That Keeps Your Readers Hooked To The End
by Tahir Aslam

Let's focus on creating content that's easy to read and can reach a wider audience. It's important to make sure that people are engaging with your content. Good content leads to more leads, more leads mean, more clients.